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Overview

Introduction to Moorpark, California

Moorpark, California, in Ventura county, is 5 miles W of Simi Valley, California (center to center) and 39 miles NW of Los Angeles, California. The Arroyo Simi River flows through the municipality. The section located north of the river is much older than the rest of the city. The Peach Hill and Mountain Meadows neighborhoods include a large portion of the population. The Campus Park area contains Moorpark College and is regarded as one of the more upscale districts. The city is bordered by state protected green spaces.

Moorpark History

The Chumash were the initial inhabitants. The region was included in the Rancho Simi land grant. Moorpark was established in 1887 by Robert W. Poindexter. The city experienced significant growth after the tunnel created in the Santa Ana Mountains was completed. The tunnel allowed the Southern Pacific Railroad to construct a depot in the city. In 1963 Moorpark College was established.

Moorpark Attractions

  • Old Town Moorpark is an historic area and includes numerous shops and restaurants.
  • Country Days.
  • American Civil War battle reenactments.
  • Apricot Festival is a popular event.

Nearby attractions include the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Getty Museum, Ventura Harbor and the region's wineries. The Stagecoach Inn Museum in Simi Valley is a notable attraction.

Moorpark Activities

Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park is nearby. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the region's Angeles National Forest, Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park and the Los Padres National Forest. Disneyland is approximately 75 miles away. The popular city of Santa Barbara is nearby.

Moorpark Transportation

Amtrak Intercity and Metrolink commuter rail serve the municipality. The Moorpark City Transit offers bus transportation.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,594
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens9.9%
Employed Population 16+18,024
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married57.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.7%
Median Earnings25+$49,703
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,451
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,620

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,074
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone12.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,797
Median House Value$567,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.9%
German13.7%
English11%
Irish10.9%
Italian6.5%
French Except Basque3.2%
Scottish2.6%
Norwegian2.6%
Polish2.2%
Swedish1.6%
Russian1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Arab1.1%
Portuguese0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Iranian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Brazilian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
African0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
US/American0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Moorpark Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ventura County
Standard Zip Codes93021
P.O. Box Zip Codes93020
Phone Area Codes805
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.28
Approximate Longitude-118.88

Moorpark Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSANTA PAULA
Distance14.6 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
StationOXNARD (CAMARILLO)
Distance18.3 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
StationOJAI
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp37 to 68 F
Apr Temp44 to 75 F
Jul Temp56 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 82 F
Annual Precip21.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Camarillo66,630$102,811
Fillmore15,391$61,510
Santa Paula30,283$57,686
Simi Valley126,126$101,261
Thousand Oaks128,623$120,457
Westlake Village8,443$149,531

Moorpark Public Libraries

Moorpark City Library
699 MOORPARK AVENUE
Moorpark, California
(805) 517-6370

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Moorpark Public Schools

Arroyo West Elementary
4117 Country Hill Rd.
ZIP: 93021
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Campus Canyon Elementary
15300 Monroe Ave.
ZIP: 93021
Primary
Total Enrollment 670
Chaparral Middle
280 Poindexter Rd.
ZIP: 93021
Middle
Total Enrollment 650
Community High
5700 Condor Dr.
ZIP: 93021
High
Total Enrollment 63
Flory Academy Of Sciences And Technology
240 Flory Ave.
ZIP: 93021
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Ivytech Charter
6591 Collins Dr., Ste. E4
ZIP: 93021
High
Total Enrollment 101
Mesa Verde Middle
14000 Peach Hill Rd.
ZIP: 93021
Middle
Total Enrollment 685
Moorpark High
4500 Tierra Rejada Rd.
ZIP: 93021
High
Total Enrollment 2061
Mountain Meadows Elementary
4200 Mountain Meadow Dr.
ZIP: 93021
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Peach Hill Academy
13400 Christian Barrett Dr.
ZIP: 93021
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
The High School At Moorpark College
7075 Campus Rd.
ZIP: 93021
High
Total Enrollment 58
Walnut Canyon Elementary
280 Casey Rd.
ZIP: 93021
Primary
Total Enrollment 486

Moorpark Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
3987 Spring Rd
ZIP: 93021
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Pinecrest School - Moorpark
14100 Peach Hill Rd
ZIP: 93021
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
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