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Ventura, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ventura had a population of 703 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ventura is located at latitude 43.1289 and longitude -93.4659 in Cerro Gordo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ventura (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles. Cerro Gordo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The City of Ventura (GNIS ID: 2397124) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ventura is located within Township of Clear Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cerro Gordo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ventura population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ventura, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 703
Population in Households 703
Population in Familes 573
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 396
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 315
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 215
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 274 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $248,125
Average Home Value $284,818


Median Household Income $62,359
Average Household Income $80,821
Per Capita Income $37,539
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.34%
Households 0.0% -0.13%
Families 0.0% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ventura, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ventura to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 386 62nd
Population Density1 # 715 29th
Diversity Index2 # 736 27th
Median Household Income # 168 83rd
Per Capita Income # 40 96th

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