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Ventura, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ventura had a population of 712 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Ventura is located at latitude 43.1263 and longitude -93.4777 in Cerro Gordo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ventura 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ventura: Thayer's Siding.

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Ventura, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ventura, IA Housing Affordability Index is 127
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Ventura, IA Wealth Index is 142
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 712 (100%)
Population in Households 712 (100.0%)
Population in Families 576 (80.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 401
Diversity Index2 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,211
Average Household Income $91,498
Per Capita Income $41,694
Wealth Index4 142

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 270 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $270,139
Housing Affordability Index3 127
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 314
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.08% -0.11%
Households -0.03% -0.06%
Families -0.2% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Ventura, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ventura to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 384 62nd
Population Density # 709 30th
Diversity Index # 691 32nd
Median Household Income # 218 78th
Per Capita Income # 45 96th

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