Introduction to Camarillo, California

The California city of Camarillo, located in Ventura County, is nestled in a coastal valley 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The city is situated about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 40 miles south of Santa Barbara. Running through Camarillo is U.S. Route 101 (also known as the Ventura Freeway), the city's principal thoroughfare. Camarillo is also easily accessible to California State Highways 126 and 1 (the Pacific Coast Highway). Nearby communities include Thousand Oaks (to the east) and Oxnard (to the west).

Founded in the mid-19th century by Adolfo and Juan Camarillo, owners of the Rancho Calleguas which comprised much of what is now the city, Camarillo owed much of its early development to the Southern Pacific railroad's choice of the site as the location for one of its depots. For several decades, development proceeded slowly but the advent of the Ventura Freeway, completed in the late 1950s, set the stage for an ensuing period of growth. In 1962, the 3M Corporation chose the city as the home of its Mincom and Magnetic Tape Divisions and in 1964, Camarillo became incorporated. The conversion of the naval operation at nearby Point Mugu to the Pacific Missile Test Center (now known as the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division) and the creation of associated civilian labs spurred employment and further growth. The city today is an attractive bedroom community combining easy proximity to nearby industry with a smog-free semi-rural living environment.

Camarillo Points of Interest

Camarillo's location almost halfway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles puts visitors and residents close to a multitude of attractions within easy driving distance, as well as many places of interest within the city limits. The Camarillo Ranch, located just north of the Ventura Freeway, is home to the longtime residence of Adolfo Camarillo and his family. Built in 1892, the Camarillo Ranch House has been renovated and is now one of the city's premiere cultural, educational and event centers. The Pleasant Valley Historical Museum chronicles the history of Pleasant Valley and the Oxnard Plain, areas where many of the city's early pioneers settled before there was a City of Camarillo. The World War II Aviation Museum recounts WWII history and features renovated vintage aircraft, historical displays, and interactive exhibits. Some of the city's annual events include the Summer Concerts in the Park series, held at the Performing Arts Pavilion in Constitution Park; the Annual Greek Festival held every June at the Camarillo Airport; the Camarillo Air Show, which takes place in August also at the Airport; and July's Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair, a giant festival with food, rides and entertainment.


Total Population 66,445
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 31,100
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 53.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.9%
Median Earnings25+ $50,603
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,124
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,863


Median Family Income $102,975
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 25.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,690
Median House Value $470,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.8%
US/American 0.5%
English 9.8%
Irish 11.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Camarillo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 46 miles W of Los Angeles, California
County Ventura
Standard Zip Codes 93010, 93012
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93011
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.216
Longitude -119.036

Camarillo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 66 F
Apr Temp 48 to 68 F
Jul Temp 58 to 74 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 13.6 inches
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 66 F
Apr Temp 50 to 68 F
Jul Temp 59 to 73 F
Oct Temp 55 to 73 F
Annual Precip 15.6 inches
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Camarillo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Santa Rosa Valley (93012)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Moorpark 35,339 $103,981
Oxnard 203,495 $60,104
Port Hueneme 22,058 $62,024
Santa Paula 30,246 $58,698
Thousand Oaks 128,565 $117,491

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Camarillo Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(805) 389-5800
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 26.7

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Serves 377 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

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Serves 360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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Serves 336 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

Serves 265 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.1

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