Get to know Thousand Oaks, CA

The Ventura County city of Thousand Oaks was named for the many oak trees that grow in the area.  The area was a stagecoach route between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in the 19th century.  In the early 20th century, the Janss family purchased land in Conejo Valley to develop a total community.  Jungleland USA became one of the first theme parks in Southern California and entertained thousands in the 1940’s and 1950’s.  The city was incorporated in 1964.  It was originally incorporated as Conejo Valley, but citizens voted to name the city Thousand Oaks shortly after.  The economy is made up of a range of businesses in biotechnology, electronics, automotives, telecommunications, healthcare, and finance.  The city is home to several corporate headquarters, including Amgen, which is the top employer in Thousand Oaks.

Quick Facts

Population: 128,565

Median Household Income: $100,946

Median Property Value: $614,800

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