Ventura, Iowa

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Ventura is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. The population was 670 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Ventura is located at 43°7′36″N 93°28′24″W / 43.12667°N 93.47333°W / 43.12667; -93.47333 (43.126710, -93.473276)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (27.00%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 670 people, 277 households, and 195 families residing in the city. The population density was 387.4 people per square mile (149.5/km²). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 184.5/sq mi (71.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.40% White and 0.60% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 277 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $47,969. Males had a median income of $37,019 versus $21,983 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,994. About 3.3% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


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