Camarillo, California

City of Camarillo
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City of Camarillo
Looking southeast across Camarillo from the northwestern hills on a warm sunny day in late October
Motto: "Las Personas son la Ciudad"
(English: "The People are the City")
Location in Ventura County and the state of California
Coordinates: 34°13′32″N 119°1′56″W / 34.22556°N °W / 34.22556; -119.03222
Country United States
State California
County Ventura
Settled 1898
Incorporated (city) 1964
Government
 - City Manager Bruce Feng[1]
 - Senate Tony Strickland (R)
 - Assembly Audra Strickland (R)
 - U. S. Congress Elton Gallegly (R)
 - Ventura County Board of Supervisors Kathy Long (D)
Area
 - City  dunams (49.1 km2 / 19.0 sq mi)
 - Land
 - Water  0.11%
Elevation
Population (2010)
 - City 66,690
 Density
 Urban 99%
 - Urban density
 - Rural density
 - Metro density
 -  Density
 -  Density
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93010-93012
Area code(s) 805
FIPS code 06-10046
GNIS feature ID 1652682
Website ci.camarillo.ca.us

Camarillo () is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. The population was 57,084 at the 2000 census. The April 2010, California Department of Finance estimates the population at 66,690.[2] The Ventura Freeway (U.S. Route 101) is the city's primary thoroughfare.

Camarillo is named for Adolfo and Juan Camarillo, two of the few Californios (pre-1851 California natives of Spanish ancestry) to preserve the city's heritage after the arrival of Anglo settlers. As with most cities in Ventura County, it is noted for its resistance to new development. Some of the most desirable land in the city limits, located on the north and south sides of the Ventura Freeway, is "permanently" zoned for agricultural use. The construction in these zones show the progress made towards erosion of this permanence. It is home to the Ventura County, California Sheriff's Department Academy, as well as the department's other assets; such as the VCSD Air Unit, SWAT Unit, Bomb Squad, and Reserve Officer Academy.

Geography

Camarillo is located at (34.225607, -119.032207). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of . 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of the area (0.11%) is water.

Camarillo is located in the eastern Oxnard Plain, with the Santa Susana Mountains to the north, the Camarillo Hills to the northwest, the Conejo Valley to the east, and the western reaches of the Santa Monica Mountains to the south.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 63,948 people, 24,376 households, and 15,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,164.2/km² (3,015.3/mi²). There were 24,376 housing units at an average density of 447.6/km² (1,159.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.90% White, 1.90% African American, 0.52% Native American, 9.40% Asian, 0.60% Pacific Islander, 13.20% from other races, and 3.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.10% of the population.

There were 24,376 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $62,457, and the median income for a family was $72,676 (these figures had risen to $78,677 and $92,683 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[3]). Males had a median income of $51,507 versus $36,240 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,635. About 3.6% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

Libraries

Public Libraries: Ventura County Library - 14 locations with one branch in Camarillo: Camarillo Library.

Nearby Academic Libraries: California State University Channel Islands, California Lutheran University, St. Thomas Aquinas, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College.