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Ventura, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ventura had a population of 704 as of July 1, 2017. Ventura ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

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, 2017.

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Ventura, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 704
Daytime Population: Workers 143
Daytime Population: Residents 287
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 430
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 704
Population in Familes 571
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 397
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $66,886
Average Household Income $81,757
Per Capita Income $37,679


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $251,563
Average Home Value $298,352


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.31%
Households -0.09% -0.19%
Families -0.19% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 2017 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 # 383 62nd
Population Density # 711 30th
Diversity Index # 757 25th
Median Household Income # 126 88th
Per Capita Income # 40 96th

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