Overview

Introduction to Ojai, California

Ojai, California, in Ventura county, is 12 miles N of Ventura, California and 63 miles NW of Los Angeles, California

Ojai History

Ojai was named after the Indian term meaning "moon." The Chumash Native Americans originally inhabited the area. It was originally known as Nordhoff. It adopted its current name in 1917. Ojai was incorporated as a city in 1921.

Ojai and Nearby Attractions

  • California Oil Museum.
  • Stagecoach Inn Museum.
  • Gull Wings Children's Museum.
  • Rincon Beach County Park.
  • Point Mugu State Park.
  • Lookout County Park.

Things To Do In Ojai

Local parks include the Malibu Creek State Park, the Arroyo Burro Beach County Park, Rincon Beach County Park and Point Mugu State Park. The Ojai Church of Christ, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Wesleyan Church of Ojai Valley are the local churches. The Soule Golf Course is nearby as well.

Ojai Transportation

Los Angeles International is the nearest major airport

Ojai Higher Education

The World University of America, Oxnard College and Ventura College are some of the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,555
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens25.6%
Employed Population 16+3,401
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.9%
Median Earnings25+$51,320
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,925
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,450

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,448
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home16.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,553
Median House Value$693,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.7%
German14.4%
English13.9%
Irish9.1%
Italian6.1%
Swedish3.8%
Danishn2.7%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish2.3%
Norwegian2.2%
Scottish2.2%
Portuguese1.2%
Lithuanian1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Ukrainian1.1%
Russian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Ojai Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyVentura County
Standard Zip Codes93023
P.O. Box Zip Codes93024
Phone Area Codes805
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.44
Approximate Longitude-119.25

Ojai Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOJAI
Distance0.5 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
StationSANTA BARBARA
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 65 F
Apr Temp50 to 69 F
Jul Temp59 to 75 F
Oct Temp55 to 73 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationSANTA BARBARA MNCPL AP
Distance34.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 65 F
Apr Temp48 to 70 F
Jul Temp57 to 77 F
Oct Temp52 to 75 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Camarillo67,543$111,407
Carpinteria13,550$87,321
Fillmore15,598$77,407
Oxnard207,568$68,563
Santa Paula30,258$61,467

Ojai Hospitals

Ojai Valley Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
1306 Maricopa Highway
Ojai Manor Convalescent Hospital
(Non-profit)
1306 Maricopa Highway

Ojai Public Schools

A Place To Grow
414 E. Ojai Ave.
ZIP: 93023
Chaparral High
114 N. Montgomery
ZIP: 93023
High
Total Enrollment 61
Matilija Junior High
703 El Paseo Rd.
ZIP: 93023
Middle
Total Enrollment 414
Meiners Oaks Elementary
400 S. Lomita Ave.
ZIP: 93023
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Mira Monte Elementary
1216 Loma Dr.
ZIP: 93023
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Nordhoff High
1401 Maricopa Hwy.
ZIP: 93023
High
Total Enrollment 783
San Antonio Elementary
650 Carne Rd.
ZIP: 93023
Primary
Total Enrollment 151
Summit Elementary
12525 Ojai/santa Paula Rd.
ZIP: 93023
Primary
Total Enrollment 38
Topa Topa Elementary
916 Mountain View Ave.
ZIP: 93023
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Valley Oak Charter
907 El Centro St.
ZIP: 93023
Other
Total Enrollment 55

Ojai Private Schools

Besant Hill School Of Happy Valley
8585 Ojai - Santa Paula Rd
ZIP: 93023
Secondary
Total Enrollment 101
King's Academy
190 E El Roblar Dr
ZIP: 93023
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Monica Ros School
783 Mcnell Rd
ZIP: 93023
Elementary
Total Enrollment 62
Montessori School Of Ojai
806 Baldwin Rd
ZIP: 93023
Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
Oak Grove School
220 W Lomita Ave
ZIP: 93023
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 169
Oak Meadow
885 Oakwood St
ZIP: 93023
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 564
St Monica's School
214 Fairview Rd
ZIP: 93023
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
The Thacher School
5025 Thacher Rd
ZIP: 93023
Secondary
Total Enrollment 256
Villanova Preparatory School
12096 N Ventura Ave
ZIP: 93023
Secondary
Total Enrollment 280
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