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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population128,623
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+61,341
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married54.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.6%
Median Earnings25+$54,682
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,339
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,698

Wealth

Median Family Income$120,457
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,896
Median House Value$637,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.7%
German16.2%
English11.2%
Irish10.9%
Italian7.4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Polish3.3%
Russian3.2%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish2%
Norwegian2%
Dutch1.6%
Iranian1.1%
Hungarian1%
Danishn0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Arab0.7%
US/American0.5%
Czech0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Greek0.4%
Romanian0.3%
African0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Basque0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Thousand Oaks Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ventura County, Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91360, 91362, 91320, 91361
P.O. Box Zip Codes91358, 91319, 91359
Phone Area Codes805, 818
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.18
Approximate Longitude-118.87

Thousand Oaks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCANOGA PARK PIERCE COLLG
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 68 F
Apr Temp45 to 78 F
Jul Temp57 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 84 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches
StationPOINT MUGU NF
Distance16.5 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
StationSANTA PAULA
Distance19.7 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
Agoura Hills20,689$131,845
Calabasas24,091$129,355
Hidden Hills1,573$250
Moorpark35,594$105,074
Simi Valley126,126$101,261
Westlake Village8,443$149,531

Thousand Oaks Public Libraries

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

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Thousand Oaks Hospitals

Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
401 Rolling Oaks Drive
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
(Proprietary)
215 West Janss Road

Thousand Oaks Public Schools

Albert Einstein Acad For Ltrs, Arts And Scis - Ventura Co
2001 Corporate Center Dr.
ZIP: 91320
Acacia Elementary
55 Norman Ave.
ZIP: 91360
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Aspen Elementary
1870 Oberlin Ave.
ZIP: 91360
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Bridges Charter
1335 Calle Bouganvilla
ZIP: 91360
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Century Academy
1025 Old Farm Sch Rd.
ZIP: 91360
Other
Total Enrollment 63
Glenwood Elementary
1135 Windsor Dr.
ZIP: 91360
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Ladera Elementary
1211 Calle Almendro
ZIP: 91360
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Madrona Elementary
612 Camino Manzanas
ZIP: 91360
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Redwood Middle
233 W. Gainsborough Rd.
ZIP: 91360
Middle
Total Enrollment 898
Thousand Oaks High
2323 N. Moorpark Rd.
ZIP: 91360
High
Total Enrollment 2348
University Center Preschool
2801 Atlas Ave.
ZIP: 91360
Weathersfield Elementary
3151 Darlington Dr.
ZIP: 91360
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Wildwood Elementary
620 W. Velarde Dr.
ZIP: 91360
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Colina Middle
1500 E. Hillcrest Dr.
ZIP: 91362
Middle
Total Enrollment 1028
Conejo Elementary
280 N. Conejo Sch Rd.
ZIP: 91362
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Lang Ranch
2450 Whitechapel Pl.
ZIP: 91362
Primary
Total Enrollment 679
Los Cerritos Middle
2100 Avenida De Las Flores
ZIP: 91362
Middle
Total Enrollment 967
Meadows Arts And Technology Elementary
2000 La Granada Dr.
ZIP: 91362
Primary
Total Enrollment 365

Thousand Oaks Private Schools

Bethany Christian School
200 Bethany Ct
ZIP: 91360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 162
Conejo Jewish Day School
1080 E Jans Rd
ZIP: 91360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
Honey Tree Early Childhood Center
1 W Avenida De Los Arboles
ZIP: 91360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
La Reina High School
106 W Janss Rd
ZIP: 91360
Secondary
Total Enrollment 581
Montessori Children's Place
390 Arcturus St
ZIP: 91360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Pinecrest School-thousand Oaks
449 E Wilbur Rd
ZIP: 91360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 197
St Paschal Baylon School
154 E Janss Rd
ZIP: 91360
Elementary
Total Enrollment 326
Little Dreamers Ecc
3277 Foothill Dr
ZIP: 91361
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Westlake Montessori School
228 S Skyline Dr
ZIP: 91361
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Ascension Lutheran School
1600 E Hillcrest Dr
ZIP: 91362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 198
Children's Learning Center Montessori
2993 Crescent Way
ZIP: 91362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
First Baptist Academy
1250 Erbes Rd
ZIP: 91362
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
Hillcrest Christian School
384 Erbes Rd
ZIP: 91362
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 259
Kindercare Learning Center
2425 Oak Brook Dr
ZIP: 91362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Little Oaks School
101 N Skyline Dr
ZIP: 91362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
St Patrick's Episcopal Day School
1 Church Rd
ZIP: 91362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 124
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