Ventura, Iowa

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Ventura, Iowa

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High Points

Ventura strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Ventura Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 11% Ventura College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Ventura Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 18% Ventura Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Ventura, Iowa

Comparing Ventura to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Racial Diversity 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 8 5
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 3 2

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Ventura Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Cerro Gordo
Standard Zip Codes 50482
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.126
Longitude -93.477

Ventura Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
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Ventura Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 670 100%
Male 336 50.1%
Female 334 49.9%
Under 18 162 24.2%
18+ 508 75.8%
65+ 120 17.9%
Median Age 41.2
Average Family Size 2.93
White 666 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Ventura Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 676
Growth 6
Growth % 0.9%

Ventura Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40.9%
Norwegian 13.5%
US/American 12.2%
Irish 8.1%
English 6.1%
Dutch 2.8%
Danish 2.8%
Swedish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
European 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
British 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ventura 670 $47,969
Clear Lake 8,161 $45,589
Fertile 360 $36,500
Garner 2,922 $48,514
Hanlontown 229 $46,458
Klemme 593 $36,625
Swaledale 174 $34,167

Ventura Public Libraries

Ventura Public Library
Ventura, Iowa
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Ventura High Schools (2004)

Serves 162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.8

Ventura Colleges

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