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Oak Park

Oak Park

  •   State: 
    California
      County: 
    Ventura County
      City: 
    Oak Park
      County FIPS: 
    06111
      Coordinates: 
    34°10′18″N 118°45′28″W
      Area total: 
    5.290 sq mi (13.702 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.290 sq mi (13.702 km²)
      Area water: 
    0 sq mi (0 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,106 ft (337 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    34,1806
      Longitude: 
    -118,77
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    91377
      GMAP: 

    Oak Park, Ventura County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
    9,896
      Population density: 
    2,600 residents per square mile of area (1,000/km²)
      Household income: 
    $113,811
      Households: 
    755
      Unemployment rate: 
    11.10%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.25%
      Income taxes: 
    9.30%

Oak Park is an unincorporated community in Ventura County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, Oak Park had a population of 14,266, down from 14,625 at the 2000 census. Residents of the community have through votes declined to set up an independent city, and also declined to be annexed into neighboring Thousand Oaks. Chumash people lived here for thousands of years prior to European contact. Oak Park was originally part of Rancho Simi, a Spanish land concession in Alta California given in 1795 to Francisco Javier Pico, a soldier of the Santa Barbara company, and his two brothers, Patricio Pico and Miguel Pico. It is one of the oldest occupied places in California. The community was formed from ranchland owned by Jim and Marian Jordan, stars of the radio show Fibber McGee and Molly. The land was purchased by Metropolitan Development Corporation in the 1960s, and homes were developed starting in the late 1960s. All available land within Oak Park has now been developed, with the remaining vacant land owned by the RanchoSimi Recreation and Park District. The area is bordered on the west by North Ranch (Thousand Oaks) and south by the LA County cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. It borders the Santa Monica National Recreation Area to the north and north east to the east and north to the west and north of the Ventura County line to the south and east. In 1999, the U.S. Postal Service assigned Oak Park its own ZIP code, 91377.

History

Oak Park is the primary city name, but also Agoura Hills are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Oak Park. Oak Park was formed from ranchland owned by Jim and Marian Jordan, stars of the radio show Fibber McGee and Molly. The Chumash originally settled in Oak Park due to an abundance of natural resources, including fresh water, acorns and rabbit-hunting. The community was initially served by the Simi Valley Unified School District, with the nearest post-elementary schools being Sinaloa Junior High and Royal High (about 22 (35 km) miles away) Oak Park High School's class of 1983 was the first graduating class; they were upperclassmen each year ninth through 12th grade. In 1999 the United States Postal Service assigned Oak Park its own ZIP code, 91377. Oak Park previously shared the ZIP code 91301 with its neighboring town of Agoura Hills. All available land within Oak Park has now been developed, and the remaining vacant land is owned by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. The nearest city to Oak Park is Thousand Oaks, 10 miles (16 km) away, with L.A. County services responding when able. In 1967 Ventura County officials who were concerned about the isolation of the community proposed a land swap but were rebuffed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Today there are about 15,000 residents, with most living in the Oak Park area of Ventura County. The area is one of the oldest occupied places in California. It lies within a zone including the early Millingstone Horizon and inland Chumashing Indians.

Geography

Oak Park is situated in southeastern Ventura County. It is bordered on the west by North Ranch (Thousand Oaks) and on the south by the LA County cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. It borders the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to the east and north. The elevation in Oak Park varies from 960 to 2,157 feet above sea level. It sits within valleys in the Simi Hills capped by Simi Peak which borders the community to the north. All of the area is land and none of it is covered by water. The largest of these creeks are Medea Creek and Lindero Creek, which are tributaries of Malibu Creek, the only waterway that pierces theSanta Monica Mountains. The Malibu creek watershed covers 105 square miles and contains 225 stream segments. The CDP has a total area of 5.29 sq mi (13.7 km²) and is located at 34°10'18" North, 118°45'28" West (34.171756, -118.757899). It is also bordered by Rancho Simi Open Space on the north and east and RanchoSimi Open space on the South. It has a population of 2,000 people (as of the 2010 census) and an area of 4,000 acres (1,800 hectares) It is located in the southeastern part of the Ventura County, California, U.S. state of California.

Demographics

At the 2010 census Oak Park had a population of 14,266. The racial makeup of Oak Park was 11,473 (83.1%) White, 141 (1.0%) African American, 32 (0.2%) Native American, 1,556 (11.3%) Asian, 9 (0,1%) Pacific Islander, 162 (1,2%) from other races, and 438 (3.2) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 826 people (6.0%). The census reported that 14,625 people (100% of the population) lived in households, and none (0%) were institutionalized. There were 5,297 housing units at an average density of 1,001.2 per square mile, of which 3,842 were owner-occupied and 1,316 (25.5%) were rented. The median household income was $106,921 and the median income for a family was $91,170. The per capita income for the town was $33,905. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.4% were living below the poverty line, and 5.6% of families were below the age of 18. The town's population was 14,300 as of 2012, with 5,200 housing units, and 10,706 people (77.5% of population) living in owner- occupied housing units and 3,104 people (22.5%), respectively.

Education

The community is served by the Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD), which has three elementary schools K-5, a middle school 6-8, Oak Park High School (9-12), Oak Park Independent School (K-12) and Oak View High School. Oak Park is in the Tri-Valley and Frontier League depending on the sport. Among residents age 25 or greater, 11% have no education beyond a high school diploma, 22% have some college education without earning a degree, 10% have an associate degree, 35% have a bachelor's degree, and 18% have advanced degrees. The community has a variety of sports including baseball, girls basketball, cheer, Cross Country, dance, football, golf, lacrosse, boys and girls soccer, softball, boys & girls tennis, track and field, and boys and girl volleyball. The school district was originally part of the Simi Valley Unified school District, but successfully seceded from SVUSD via election in 1977. The district has a music program including band, choir, and marching band. It also has an alternative high school for ages 16 and above, called Oak View. The high school has a band program, which includes a marching band and a choir. It has a cheer program, and a dance program, as well as a dance and dance program. The town has a number of sports teams, including football, basketball, girls volleyball, and girls and boys soccer. The football team is known as the "Oaks".

Flora and fauna

Oak Park ecosystems include several within the chaparral (inland sage scrub, rocklands) and riparian woodland. Southern California grassland has largely disappeared from the site by overgrazing and housing. Oak Park area and the Simi Hills are part of a wildlife corridor that link the San Gabriel Mountains (Los Padre National Forest) and Santa Susana Mountains to the Santa Monica Mountains. The most recent uncontrolled fire was the Woolsey Fire on November 89, 2018 that burned through Oak Park and surrounding areas. The recorded flora during the last EIR of Oak Park included 202 vascular plant species distributed among 52 families. Half are found in 5 families: sunflower(Asteraceace), grass (Poaceae), pea (Fabaceae), Mustard (Brassicaceae) and figwort (Scrophulariaceae). Non-native plants constitute 13% of the flora. There are 4 plants classified as sensitive: Catalina Mariposa Lilly (Calochortus catalinae), Wind poppy (Stylomecon heterophylla),Santa Susana Tarweed (Hemizonia minthornii), and Nolina Parii (Nolina parii). There are four species of mammals in Oak Park: bobcat (Felis rufus), coyote (Canis latrans), and desert cottontail (Sylvilagus auduboni). Oak Park has been the site of a large uncontrolled fire on October 8, 1982. Both Indians and ranchers have altered the local landscape through fire and grazing.

Infrastructure

Water is provided by the Calleguas Municipal Water District. Oak Park sewage is collected and treated by the Triunfo County Sanitation District at the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility on Malibu Canyon Road in Los Angeles County. Ventura County Libraryone of their branches is in Oak Park; Oak Park Library and also, the nearby Agoura branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. A joint venture of CallegUas, Las Virgenes and theTriunfo built a pipeline and pump station in 1994 to distribute reclaimed water for landscaping and golf course irrigation. The Oak Park Public Library is located in the town of Oak Park, California. The library is open seven days a week and has a collection of more than 2,000 books. It is part of the Ventura County Public Library system, which also has a branch in the city of Ventura. The public library has a number of branches in the area, including Oak Park and Ventura County. It also has branches in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Diego. The town is also home to the Santa Monica Public Library, which has a series of branches across the county, including Santa Monica and Los Angeles. The Santa Monica library is located on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Santa Monica Avenue. The city's public library system has three branches: Santa Monica City, Santa Monica Library, and Ventura City Library. It was founded in 1891 and is located at the center of the city. It has also been the site of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Recreation

Oak Park borders the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Open space and parks in Oak Park are managed by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. Trails are used for hiking, running, horseback riding, climbing, and mountain biking. Oak Park is located in the San Diego County, California, U.S. suburbs of San Diego and Los Angeles. It is located near the Santa Monica Mountain Reservoir, which is part of the Los Angeles County Recreation and Park District. The city is home to a number of parks and open space spaces, including Rock Ridge Open Space, Deerhill Park, Eagle View Park, Indian Springs Park, Valley View Park and Medea Creek Park. The park district also manages the Oak Canyon Community Garden, a community center, and the Oak Park Community Center and Gardens. The community center and gardens are open to the public. The parks are located in an area known as the "Oak Canyon" area, which includes the "Canyon Cove" area and the "Medea Creek" area. The town is also home to the Oak Canyon Community Park Nature Trail, a hiking and running trail, and a community garden. The area is also known as "The Canyon" because of its proximity to the Canyon Cove Trail, which was built in the 1950s and 1960s. It was the first trail in the area and is used by hikers, runners, and horseback riders.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Oak Park, Ventura County, California = 24. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 44. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Oak Park = 6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 9,896 individuals with a median age of 39.9 age the population grows by 1.55% in Oak Park, Ventura County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,600 residents per square mile of area (1,000/km²). There are average 3.12 people per household in the 755 households with an average household income of $113,811 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.10% of the available work force and has dropped -6.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.76%. The number of physicians in Oak Park per 100,000 population = 190.7.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Oak Park = 21.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 32. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 276. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 36.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Oak Park, Ventura County, California which are owned by the occupant = 92.15%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 34 years with median home cost = $552,920 and home appreciation of -6.25%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.62 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,109 per student. There are 21.7 students for each teacher in the school. 75511.24% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 36.14% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.09% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Oak Park's population in Ventura County, California of 6,863 residents in 1900 has increased 1,44-fold to 9,896 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.25% female residents and 49.75% male residents live in Oak Park, Ventura County, California.

    As of 2020 in Oak Park, Ventura County, California are married and the remaining 35.17% are single population.

  • 29.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Oak Park require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.65% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.20% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 10.70% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Oak Park, Ventura County, California, 92.15% are owner-occupied homes, another 6.68% are rented apartments, and the remaining 1.18% are vacant.

  • The 43.53% of the population in Oak Park, Ventura County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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