Thousand Oaks, California

Thousand Oaks is the second-largest city in Ventura County, California, United States. It is in the northwestern part of Greater Los Angeles, approximately 15 miles (24 km) from the city of Los Angeles and 40 miles (64 km) from Downtown. It is named after the many oak trees present in the area.

Thousand Oaks, California
City of Thousand Oaks
Mount Clef Ridge as seen from Tarantula Hill, Thousand Oaks
Location in Ventura County and the U.S. state of California
Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks
Location in California
Thousand Oaks
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°11′22″N 118°52′30″W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyVentura
IncorporatedOctober 7, 1964[1]
Government
  TypeCouncil/Manager[2]
  MayorBob Engler
  State SenatorHenry Stern (D)[3]
  CA AssemblyJacqui Irwin (D)[3]
  U. S. Rep.Julia Brownley (D)[4]
Area
  Total55.41 sq mi (143.51 km2)
  Land55.26 sq mi (143.13 km2)
  Water0.14 sq mi (0.38 km2)  0.27%
Elevation886 ft (270 m)
Population
  Total126,966
  Rank2nd in Ventura County
47th in California
  Density2,300/sq mi (880/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
91320, 91359–91362
Area code(s)805/820
FIPS code06-78582
GNIS feature IDs1661567, 2412065
Websitewww.toaks.org

The city forms the central populated core of the Conejo Valley. Thousand Oaks was incorporated in 1964, but has since expanded to the west and east. Two-thirds of master-planned community of Westlake and most of Newbury Park were annexed by the city during the late 1960s and 1970s. The Los Angeles County–Ventura County line crosses at the city's eastern border with Westlake Village. The population was 126,966 at the 2020 census, up from 126,683 at the 2010 census.[7]


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