Between the heavily populated beach cities of Malibu and Santa Barbara is the historic town of Ventura, also known as San Buenaventura. The city overlooks Anacapa as well as the Santa Cruz islands and plays host to many sporting events such as surfing competitions.
The city is also well known for its number of galleries, shopping, dining and museums and while it is popular for tourists, the 2010 U.S. Census reported the population increased 5.5 percent between 2000 and 2010 to 106,433 residents while California's overall population jumped by 10 percent within the same time period. The data also listed the median age of residents as 39 years old while 22.5 percent of the population was under the age of 18 years old.
The Census reported that 97.7 percent of the population lived in households while there were 42,827 housing units at an average density of 1,334.4 per square mile. Fifty-five percent of homes were owner-occupied with a median home value of $532,300, more than the statewide median of $458,500. The data also shows that renters occupied 44.1 percent of housing units, while the median monthly rent was $1,321.