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Overview

Introduction to Camarillo, California

The California city of Camarillo, located in Ventura County, is nestled in a coastal valley 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The city is situated about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 40 miles south of Santa Barbara. Running through Camarillo is U.S. Route 101 (also known as the Ventura Freeway), the city's principal thoroughfare. Camarillo is also easily accessible to California State Highways 126 and 1 (the Pacific Coast Highway). Nearby communities include Thousand Oaks (to the east) and Oxnard (to the west).

Founded in the mid-19th century by Adolfo and Juan Camarillo, owners of the Rancho Calleguas which comprised much of what is now the city, Camarillo owed much of its early development to the Southern Pacific railroad's choice of the site as the location for one of its depots. For several decades, development proceeded slowly but the advent of the Ventura Freeway, completed in the late 1950s, set the stage for an ensuing period of growth. In 1962, the 3M Corporation chose the city as the home of its Mincom and Magnetic Tape Divisions and in 1964, Camarillo became incorporated. The conversion of the naval operation at nearby Point Mugu to the Pacific Missile Test Center (now known as the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division) and the creation of associated civilian labs spurred employment and further growth. The city today is an attractive bedroom community combining easy proximity to nearby industry with a smog-free semi-rural living environment.

Camarillo Points of Interest

Camarillo's location almost halfway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles puts visitors and residents close to a multitude of attractions within easy driving distance, as well as many places of interest within the city limits. The Camarillo Ranch, located just north of the Ventura Freeway, is home to the longtime residence of Adolfo Camarillo and his family. Built in 1892, the Camarillo Ranch House has been renovated and is now one of the city's premiere cultural, educational and event centers. The Pleasant Valley Historical Museum chronicles the history of Pleasant Valley and the Oxnard Plain, areas where many of the city's early pioneers settled before there was a City of Camarillo. The World War II Aviation Museum recounts WWII history and features renovated vintage aircraft, historical displays, and interactive exhibits. Some of the city's annual events include the Summer Concerts in the Park series, held at the Performing Arts Pavilion in Constitution Park; the Annual Greek Festival held every June at the Camarillo Airport; the Camarillo Air Show, which takes place in August also at the Airport; and July's Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair, a giant festival with food, rides and entertainment.

Demographics

People

Total Population66,630
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+32,118
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married53.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.4%
Median Earnings25+$50,458
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,619
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,610

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,811
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,763
Median House Value$493,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.9%
German14.8%
Irish11%
English10.3%
Italian6.4%
French Except Basque2.9%
Polish2.2%
Scottish2%
Norwegian2%
Swedish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Russian1.4%
Welsh0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Arab0.6%
US/American0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.4%
Croatian0.4%
African0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Basque0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Israeli0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Camarillo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ventura County
Standard Zip Codes93010, 93012
P.O. Box Zip Codes93011
Phone Area Codes805
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.23
Approximate Longitude-119.07

Camarillo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOINT MUGU NF
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 66 F
Apr Temp48 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 74 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip13.6 inches
StationOXNARD (CAMARILLO)
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp46 to 66 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp59 to 73 F
Oct Temp55 to 73 F
Annual Precip15.6 inches
StationSANTA PAULA
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp46 to 74 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Moorpark35,594$105,074
Oxnard204,752$61,656
Port Hueneme22,126$64,921
Santa Paula30,283$57,686
Thousand Oaks128,623$120,457

Camarillo Public Libraries

Camarillo Public Library
4101 LAS POSAS RD
Camarillo, California
(805) 388-5222

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Camarillo Hospitals

St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital
(Non-profit)
2309 Antonio Avenue

Camarillo Public Schools

Architecture, Construction & Engineering Charter High (ace)
570 Airport Way
ZIP: 93010
High
Total Enrollment 163
Camarillo Academy Of Progressive Education
777 Aileen St.
ZIP: 93010
Other
Total Enrollment 573
Camarillo Heights Elementary
35 Catalina Dr.
ZIP: 93010
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Dos Caminos Elementary
3635 Appian Way
ZIP: 93010
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
El Descanso Elementary
1099 N. Bedford Dr.
ZIP: 93010
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Frontier High
545 Airport Way
ZIP: 93010
High
Total Enrollment 425
Gateway Community
200 Horizon Cir.
ZIP: 93010
Other
Total Enrollment 116
Las Posas Elementary
75 Calle La Guerra
ZIP: 93010
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Los Primeros School Of Sciences & Arts
1555 Kendall Ave.
ZIP: 93010
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Mary B. Perry High
3100 Wright Rd.
ZIP: 93010
High
Total Enrollment 130
Monte Vista Middle
888 N. Lantana St.
ZIP: 93010
Middle
Total Enrollment 866
University Charter Middle School At Csu Channel Islands
700 Temple Ave.
ZIP: 93010
Middle
Total Enrollment 247
University Preparation School At Csu Channel Islands
550 Temple Ave.
ZIP: 93010
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Ventura County Rop
465 Horizon Cir.
ZIP: 93010
High
Adolfo Camarillo High
4660 Mission Oaks Blvd.
ZIP: 93012
High
Total Enrollment 2618
La Mariposa
4800 Corte Olivas
ZIP: 93012
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Las Colinas Middle
5750 Fieldcrest Dr.
ZIP: 93012
Middle
Total Enrollment 999
Rancho Rosal Elementary
3535 Village At The Park Dr.
ZIP: 93012
Primary
Total Enrollment 661
Santa Rosa Technology Magnet
13282 Santa Rosa Rd.
ZIP: 93012
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Tierra Linda Elementary
1201 Woodcreek Rd.
ZIP: 93012
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Ventura County Special Education
5189 Verdugo Way
ZIP: 93012
Other
Total Enrollment 546

Camarillo Private Schools

Beacon Hill Classical Academy
2304 Antonio Ave
ZIP: 93010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
Camarillo Academy
99 S Glenn Dr
ZIP: 93010
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Camarillo Progressive Montessori
4451 Las Posas Rd
ZIP: 93010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Carden School Of Camarillo
1915 Las Posas Rd
ZIP: 93010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Cornerstone Christian School
1777 Arneill Rd
ZIP: 93010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 219
St Mary Magdalen School
2534 Ventura Blvd
ZIP: 93010
Elementary
Total Enrollment 198
Casa Pacifica Nonpublic School
1722 S Lewis Rd
ZIP: 93012
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
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