Introduction to Santa Paula, California

Santa Paula, California, in Ventura county, is 9 miles N of Camarillo, California (center to center) and 51 miles NW of Los Angeles, California. The city is located in the Ventura metropolitan area. Santa Paula has a population of 28,598.

Santa Paula History

The original inhabitants of Santa Paula and its neighboring areas were a Native American tribe called the Chumash. The name of this city is based upon the Catholic Saint Paula. The city suffered from great destruction due to the failure of the St. Francis Dam in 1928.

Santa Paula and nearby Attractions

  • Santa Paula Oil Museum
  • Santa Paula Museum of Art and Farm Heritage Museum
  • Heritage Valley
  • Santa Paula Creek
  • Santa Clara River
  • Aviation Museum

Things To Do In Santa Paula

Santa Paula is situated among the citrus orchards of the Heritage Valley. It has many picturesque locales. The city itself is lively throughout the year because of the many special events that are arranged by the city. The Santa Paula Art and Photography Show is held every year in February. There is the De Colores Art Show and Festival during spring and Citrus Festival in July, among several other remarkable events.

Santa Paula Transportation

The nearest airport is the Oxnard Airport.

Santa Paula Higher Education

The local college is Thomas Aquinas College.


Total Population 29,990
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 12,904
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.9%
Median Earnings25+ $28,542
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,242
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,554


Median Family Income $58,110
% Above Poverty Level 81.3%
% Below Poverty Level 18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 18.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,128
Median House Value $306,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 80.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.7%
Irish 3.4%

Santa Paula Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Camarillo, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles NW of Los Angeles, California
County Ventura
Standard Zip Codes 93060
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93061
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.354
Longitude -119.058

Santa Paula Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5 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
Station OJAI
Distance 12 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 33.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 49 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 68 F
Annual Precip 12.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camarillo 65,985 $102,201
Fillmore 15,203 $60,142
Moorpark 35,033 $108,628
Ojai 7,558 $90,000
Port Hueneme 21,949 $54,966

Santa Paula Public Libraries

Blanchard/santa Paula Public Library District
Santa Paula, California
(805) 525-3615

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Santa Paula High Schools

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404 N. SIXTH ST.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,620 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.8

404 N. SIXTH ST.
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 95 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

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