Introduction to Ojai, California

Ojai, California, in Ventura county, is 12 miles N of Ventura, California and 63 miles NW of Los Angeles, California. The city's population is approximately 7,862.

Ojai History

Ojai was named after the Indian term meaning "moon." The Chumash Native Americans originally inhabited the area. It was originally known as Nordhoff. It adopted its current name in 1917. Ojai was incorporated as a city in 1921.

Ojai and nearby Attractions

  • California Oil Museum
  • Stagecoach Inn Museum
  • Gull Wings Children's Museum
  • Rincon Beach County Park
  • Point Mugu State Park
  • Lookout County Park

Things To Do In Ojai

Local parks include the Malibu Creek State Park, the Arroyo Burro Beach County Park, Rincon Beach County Park and Point Mugu State Park. The Ojai Church of Christ, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the Wesleyan Church of Ojai Valley are the local churches. The Soule Golf Course is nearby as well.

Ojai Transportation

Los Angeles International is the nearest major airport

Ojai Higher Education

The World University of America, Oxnard College and Ventura College are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 7,558
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,188
Age of the Population 49


% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.7%
Median Earnings25+ $38,736
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,784
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,727


Median Family Income $90,000
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 19.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,262
Median House Value $596,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 18%
Irish 14.5%

Ojai Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles N of Ventura, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles NW of Los Angeles, California
County Ventura
Standard Zip Codes 93023
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93024
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.448
Longitude -119.241

Ojai Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station OJAI
Distance 0.5 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
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 65 F
Apr Temp 50 to 69 F
Jul Temp 59 to 75 F
Oct Temp 55 to 73 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Distance 34.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 65 F
Apr Temp 48 to 70 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 52 to 75 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camarillo 65,985 $102,201
Carpinteria 13,323 $76,311
Fillmore 15,203 $60,142
Oxnard 201,744 $62,165
Santa Paula 29,990 $58,110

Ojai Hospitals

(805) 646-1401
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ojai High Schools

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Serves 1,272 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.8

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Serves 70 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

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