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May 7, 2003 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County grew at the same moderate rate as California overall last year despite tough local anti-sprawl laws that cinch in city boundaries and prompt debate about every large development project. The county's population grew by 12,900 to 791,300 by Jan. 1, up 1.7% from the previous year, the state Department of Finance reported in its annual demographic update. That means that only 18 of the state's 58 counties grew faster, although Ventura County remained the state's 12th largest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2003 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County grew at the same moderate rate as California overall last year despite tough local anti-sprawl laws that cinch in city boundaries and prompt debate about every large development project. The county's population grew by 12,900 to 791,300 by Jan. 1, up 1.7% from the previous year, the state Department of Finance reported in its annual demographic update. That means that only 18 of the state's 58 counties grew faster, although Ventura County remained the state's 12th largest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For African American Douglas Cotton, his move to Dallas was a no-brainer. He had found a better job. Housing was cheap. And his dad, a Texas native, had taken his children back home for visits as they grew up in Oxnard. "It's weird," said Cotton, 38, a lifelong Oxnard resident until he moved in 1996, and whose sister has now followed him to Texas. "I was back in Oxnard for Thanksgiving, and I didn't see anybody I grew up with."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1990
Ventura County population has grown, but the percentage of workers in different industries has remained fairly constant, except for service and government workers. Financial analyst Steven D. Cummings said the steady decline in the percentage of government workers came after the taxpayer revolt, Proposition 13, which restricted government revenues. Chart shows the percent of workers in each industry and total number of workers (in thousands) Approx. 1972 1980 1988 % increase Services 15%(16.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second consecutive year, Ventura County grew by only about 1.5%, according to figures released Tuesday by the California Department of Finance. The county's population growth rate had hovered between 2.1% and 2.3% a year in the late 1980s, said Steve Wood, a senior planner for the county. The county's population rose by 1.57% between January, 1991, and January, 1992, from 676,271 to 686,868, according to estimates by the Department of Finance. "It has been slowing down," Wood said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1991 | DARYL KELLEY and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER and TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the emergence of a strong slow-growth movement, Ventura County grew at a faster rate than Santa Barbara, Orange or Los Angeles counties during the 1980s, according to final 1990 census figures released Friday. The county's population increased 26.4% to 669,016 over the past decade, a rate of growth also slightly higher than California as a whole, the figures show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1997 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moorpark's population continued to swell, while Ventura County inched up a mere 0.4% in 1996--the slowest growth rate in decades, according to a state report released Monday. Moorpark led all 10 cities in population growth, with a 2.7% gain that brought its total to 28,400 as of Jan. 1. Port Hueneme was second, increasing 1.4% to 22,500 residents, and Thousand Oaks was next, with a 1% rise that brought its population to 112,800.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oxnard and Thousand Oaks reported the largest population gains in 1992 as Ventura County pushed over the 700,000 mark for the first time, according to statistics released Wednesday by the state Department of Finance. Oxnard's population increased from 147,400 to 149,600, a 1.5% gain, for the year ending Jan. 1. The Thousand Oaks population rose from 107,100 to 109,200, a 2% increase. The local growth rate was 48th among California's 58 counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' Jewish community--the third-largest in the world--now numbers just over 519,000, with steady migration from around the nation and the world offsetting a relatively low birthrate, according to the first new census of the area's Jewish population in nearly two decades. While migration has helped keep the Jewish population steady since the late 1970s, the Jewish community's center of gravity has increasingly moved westward over the past 20 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As new census 2000 figures confirm Ventura County's increased racial diversity, a variety of data show the county also grew richer during the past decade. During the 1990s, upscale Ventura County lured tens of thousands of urban professionals from the Los Angeles Basin, hundreds of high-tech immigrants from Asia and thousands of immigrants from Mexico, state and federal figures show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steadily marching toward majority status in Ventura County, Latinos continued a decades-long population surge during the 1990s, a boom reflected in everything from growing political clout to emerging economic muscle for Latino entrepreneurs. Already the county's largest minority group, Latinos now account for about one of every three residents, compared with one in four a decade ago, according to the 2000 census.
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March 30, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a strong anti-sprawl movement and increased white flight, Ventura County grew nearly as fast as the rest of California in the 1990s and continued a 30-year transformation from a white farm region to a racially mixed suburban area. According to the 2000 census, the county's population increased 12.6% during the last decade, a pace far slower than its affluent demographic twin, Orange County, but much faster than Los Angeles County's 7.4%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' Jewish community--the third-largest in the world--now numbers just over 519,000, with steady migration from around the nation and the world offsetting a relatively low birthrate, according to the first new census of the area's Jewish population in nearly two decades. While migration has helped keep the Jewish population steady since the late 1970s, the Jewish community's center of gravity has increasingly moved westward over the past 20 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1997 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moorpark's population continued to swell, while Ventura County inched up a mere 0.4% in 1996--the slowest growth rate in decades, according to a state report released Monday. Moorpark led all 10 cities in population growth, with a 2.7% gain that brought its total to 28,400 as of Jan. 1. Port Hueneme was second, increasing 1.4% to 22,500 residents, and Thousand Oaks was next, with a 1% rise that brought its population to 112,800.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For African American Douglas Cotton, his move to Dallas was a no-brainer. He had found a better job. Housing was cheap. And his dad, a Texas native, had taken his children back home for visits as they grew up in Oxnard. "It's weird," said Cotton, 38, a lifelong Oxnard resident until he moved in 1996, and whose sister has now followed him to Texas. "I was back in Oxnard for Thanksgiving, and I didn't see anybody I grew up with."
NEWS
March 30, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a strong anti-sprawl movement and increased white flight, Ventura County grew nearly as fast as the rest of California in the 1990s and continued a 30-year transformation from a white farm region to a racially mixed suburban area. According to the 2000 census, the county's population increased 12.6% during the last decade, a pace far slower than its affluent demographic twin, Orange County, but much faster than Los Angeles County's 7.4%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1993 | J. E. MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With nighttime temperatures hovering in the mid- to upper 30s, cold-weather shelters across western Ventura County are at or near capacity as people seek escape from the bone-chilling cold, shelter operators said Monday. The shelters, part of a loose-knit network of warm refuges from the cold of the street for many of the county's homeless, are filling closer to capacity with each night the mercury stays in the 30s, homeless advocates said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oxnard and Thousand Oaks reported the largest population gains in 1992 as Ventura County pushed over the 700,000 mark for the first time, according to statistics released Wednesday by the state Department of Finance. Oxnard's population increased from 147,400 to 149,600, a 1.5% gain, for the year ending Jan. 1. The Thousand Oaks population rose from 107,100 to 109,200, a 2% increase. The local growth rate was 48th among California's 58 counties.
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