Introduction to Moorpark, California

Moorpark, California, in Ventura county, is 5 miles W of Simi Valley, California (center to center) and 39 miles NW of Los Angeles, California. The Arroyo Simi River flows through the municipality. The section located north of the river is much older than the rest of the city. The Peach Hill and Mountain Meadows neighborhoods include a large portion of the population. The Campus Park area contains Moorpark College and is regarded as one of the more upscale districts. The city is bordered by state protected green spaces.

Moorpark History

The Chumash were the initial inhabitants. The region was included in the Rancho Simi land grant. Moorpark was established in 1887 by Robert W. Poindexter. The city experienced significant growth after the tunnel created in the Santa Ana Mountains was completed. The tunnel allowed the Southern Pacific Railroad to construct a depot in the city. In 1963 Moorpark College was established.

Moorpark Attractions

  • Old Town Moorpark is an historic area and includes numerous shops and restaurants.
  • Country Days.
  • American Civil War battle reenactments.
  • Apricot Festival is a popular event.

Nearby attractions include the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Getty Museum, Ventura Harbor and the region's wineries. The Stagecoach Inn Museum in Simi Valley is a notable attraction.

Moorpark Activities

Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park is nearby. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the region's Angeles National Forest, Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park and the Los Padres National Forest. Disneyland is approximately 75 miles away. The popular city of Santa Barbara is nearby.

Moorpark Transportation

Amtrak Intercity and Metrolink commuter rail serve the municipality. The Moorpark City Transit offers bus transportation.


Total Population 35,339
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 17,694
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 56.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.9%
Median Earnings25+ $47,594
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,394
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,812


Median Family Income $103,981
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 11.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,764
Median House Value $549,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.6%
Irish 11.2%

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

Moorpark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Simi Valley, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles NW of Los Angeles, California
County Ventura
Standard Zip Codes 93021
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93020
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.285
Longitude -118.881

Moorpark Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 14.6 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
Distance 18.3 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
Station OJAI
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 68 F
Apr Temp 44 to 75 F
Jul Temp 56 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 82 F
Annual Precip 21.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camarillo 66,445 $102,975
Fillmore 15,296 $61,330
Santa Paula 30,246 $58,698
Simi Valley 126,103 $98,510
Thousand Oaks 128,565 $117,491
Westlake Village 8,471 $142,383

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 23.2

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Student/teacher ratio: 31

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