Ventura, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ventura, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Ventura had a population of 708 as of July 1, 2018. 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 43.1263 and longitude -93.4777 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ventura: Thayer's Siding.

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Ventura, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 708
Population in Households 708
Population in Familes 570
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 399
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $70,101
Average Household Income $86,317
Per Capita Income $39,429


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 $282,609
Average Home Value $297,886


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 211
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.15% -0.03%
Households -0.08% -0.06%
Families -0.23% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2018 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 # 709 30th
Diversity Index # 761 25th
Median Household Income # 128 87th
Per Capita Income # 47 95th

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