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Ventura, Iowa

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There were 315 households of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 24.4% 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 2.28 and the average family size was 2.70.

The median age in the city was 48.3 years. 18.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 34.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 670 people, 277 households, and 195 families living 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 per square mile (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.

Education

Ventura is a part of the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Community School District. It was established on July 1, 2015 with the merger of the Garner-Hayfield Community School District and the Ventura Community School District.