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Time Zone: Ventura County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Ventura is the Seat for Ventura County.

Ventura County was founded in 1872 and was created by taking area from Santa BarbaraCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ventura had a population of 802,983 people. This is an increase of 6.61% since the last Census (which gave a population of 753,197 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ventura represented 2.22% of the total population of California, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010823,318+9.31%+2.53% since 2009
2009802,983+6.61%+1.03% since 2008
2008794,778+5.52%+0.65% since 2007
2007789,671+4.84% 
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2000753,197The Last Census

More information can be found on the Ventura County Census Page for Ventura County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Ventura County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Ventura County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Oxnard   187,535170,35810.08% increase  
Thousand Oaks   123,520117,0055.57% increase  
Simi Valley   120,921111,3518.59% increase  
San Buenaventura   104,423100,9163.48% increase  
Camarillo   63,94857,07712.04% increase  

Websites for Ventura County

Official Website:   www.countyofventura.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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