Introduction to Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks, California is located in a area of California that is expanding quickly. In fact, Thousand Oaks is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, with a population increase of 35% between 1980 and 1990. The city was once a stagecoach stop in 1874, when it was known as the Conejo Valley. The area is home to California Lutheran College. Thousand Oaks is commonly referred to as 'T.O.' by locals. The city is named for the numerous varieties of oak trees that inhabit the valley, and it is part of the Conejo Valley, which includes cities like Newbury Park and Westlake Village.

Thousand Oaks Culture

The Thousand Oaks area has a wide variety of arts, literature, and music that elevate its cultural standing. The city is known for its artistic expression and cultural diversity, with numerous arts foundations helping artists add to the community. The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza opened in 1994 and now hosts a wide range of events, including national touring presentations, Broadway musicals, contemporary entertainers, and symphony concerts. The Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts hosts productions as well as musical and vocal concerts. The Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre is the place to go to see a variety of dance recitals. The New West Symphony, Conejo Valley Symphony Orchestra, Los Robles Master Chorale and Village Voices Chorrale all perform in Thousand Oaks regularly.

Thousand Oaks Sports and Leisure

Sports are a major focus for children and teenagers in Thousand Oaks. The community has AYSO soccer, Conejo Youth Basketball Association, Pop Warner football, Little League baseball, CYFFA flag football, girls softball, organized swim teams, ice hockey and lacrosse all available for area youth. Thousand Oaks is proud to be the home of the 2004 Little League National Championship team. Golf is also a popular sport here, and the city is home to the Sherwood Country Club, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus himself. Sherwood has an annual golf tournament hosted by Tiger Woods. The city has 13 public and 5 private golf courses, along with driving ranges close by.

Thousand Oaks Outdoors

The outdoor life in Thousand Oaks is a plentiful one. The area offers the chance to participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has a network of nature trails for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, picnicking, horseback riding, and camping. Naturalist classes are taught here, including Indian arts and handicrafts. Westlake's 150-acre lake offers the chance to fish for bass, blue gill, and catfish and residents can find docking privileges, fishing licenses, boating and sailing access. Channel Islands National Park is a marine sanctuary with giant kelp forests and over 1,000 species of ocean life.


Total Population 128,565
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 60,820
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.8%
Median Earnings25+ $53,748
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,343
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,689


Median Family Income $117,491
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,814
Median House Value $614,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.1%
US/American 0.5%
English 11.7%
Irish 10.7%

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

Thousand Oaks Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 35 miles W of Los Angeles, California
County Ventura
Standard Zip Codes 91320, 91360, 91361, 91362
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91319, 91358, 91359
Company Zip Codes 91363
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.17
Longitude -118.836

Thousand Oaks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 68 F
Apr Temp 45 to 78 F
Jul Temp 57 to 95 F
Oct Temp 49 to 84 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
Distance 16.5 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 19.7 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, Thousand Oaks, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dos Vientos Ranch (91320)

Hidden Valley (91361)

Lake Sherwood (91361)

Newbury Park (91319, 91320)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Agoura Hills 20,697 $126,230
Calabasas 24,075 $124,806
Hidden Hills 1,557 $250
Moorpark 35,339 $103,981
Simi Valley 126,103 $98,510
Westlake Village 8,471 $142,383

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

Thousand Oaks Public Libraries

Thousand Oaks Library
1401 E. JANSS RD.
Thousand Oaks, California
(805) 449-2660
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Thousand Oaks Hospitals

(805) 497-2727
Emergency Service: Yes

(805) 777-7750
Emergency Service: No

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Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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