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Welcome to Ojai ...

Ojai is located in Ventura County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ojai has a population of 7,601 people<2> (see below for details).

Ojai is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ojai is within the (805) area code.

The ZIP codes for Ojai: 93023-93024<4>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Ojai, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated August 5, 1921.

Going back to its beginning, Ojai was originally named Nordhoff. For more information about the names of Ojai, see The Names of Ojai on our Genealogy Page.

Websites for Ojai ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ojai had an population of 7,601 people. This is an increase of 1.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ojai had a population of 7,461 people. This makes Ojai the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Ojai represents 0.02% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 394th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,461 people, the population of Ojai decreased 5.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,862 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ojai.

Communities near Ojai ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ojai.

  • Oxnard
  • Ventura
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ventura
    • Ventura lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Ojai.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 107,110 people
    • Ventura has also been known as:
    • San Buenaventura
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ventura
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ventura<6>
  • Camarillo
  • Santa Paula
  • Fillmore
  • Carpinteria
  • Oak View
  • Pierpont Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierpont Bay
    • Pierpont Bay lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Ojai.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierpont Bay
  • Sea Cliff
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sea Cliff
    • Sea Cliff lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Ojai.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sea Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sea Cliff
  • Cabrillo Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabrillo Village
    • Cabrillo Village lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ojai.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabrillo Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabrillo Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ojai. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ojai.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ojai. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ojai.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ojai. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ojai.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ojai ...

Looking for more information about Ojai? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ojai, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ojai.

Adding Ojai to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ojai in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Ojai was on a map titled Road Map for California (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ojai.

The official website for Ojai:

The official website for Ventura County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Ventura, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ojai.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ojai - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Ojai). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ojai or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Ojai includes: 93023 & 93024.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ojai) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ojai. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OjaiOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ojai. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4479, Longitude: -119.2435    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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