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City of Fillmore
City
Central Avenue in downtown Fillmore
Central Avenue in downtown Fillmore
Motto: The Last, Best Small Town.
Location in Ventura County and the state of California
Location in Ventura County and the state of California
Country  United States
State  California
County Ventura
Incorporated July 10, 1914
Area
 • Total 3.365 sq mi (8.715 km2)
 • Land 3.364 sq mi (8.712 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 456 ft (139 m)
Population (April 1, 2010)
 • Total 15,002
 • Estimate (2013) 15,255
 • Density 4,458.2/sq mi (1,721.40/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93015-93016
Area code 805
FIPS code 06-24092
GNIS feature IDs 1652710, 2410504
Website www.fillmoreca.com

Fillmore is a city in Ventura County, California, United States in the Santa Clara River Valley. In an agricultural area with rich, fertile soil, Fillmore has a historic downtown that was established when Southern Pacific built the railroad through the valley in 1887. They also provided a name for the town; J. A. Fillmore was a general superintendent for the company's Pacific system. The population was 15,002 at the 2010 census, up from 13,643 at the 2000 census.

History

In 1769, the Spanish Portola expedition, first Europeans to see inland areas of California, came down the valley from the previous night's encampment near today's Rancho Camulos and camped in the vicinity of Fillmore on August 11. Fray Juan Crespi, a Franciscan missionary travelling with the expedition, had previously named the valley Cañada de Santa Clara. He noted that the party travelled about 9–10 miles and camped near a large native village.

Founded in 1887 upon the arrival of the Southern Pacific Rail line, the city voted to incorporate in 1914.

Geography

Fillmore is a small town in the Santa Clara River Valley below the San Cayetano Mountain peak in the Los Padres National Forest. Fillmore is within a historic Ventura County agricultural and tree-farming belt. It is home to the Fillmore Unified School District. Educational facilities for this district include two high schools, one middle school, and four elementary schools. A fifth elementary school is located in the city of Piru, which is also a part of the school district. Another K-8 private school, the Fillmore Christian Academy, is also located in the city. Sespe Condor Sanctuary, where the critically endangered California condor is recovering, lies to the north. The nearby Sespe Creek is a tributary of the Santa Clara River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), 99.97% of it land and 0.03% of it water.

Climate

This region experiences hot and dry summers. Temperatures can easily reach above 100 degrees . According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fillmore has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

Climate data for Fillmore, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 92
(33.3)
92
(33.3)
96
(35.6)
105
(40.6)
102
(38.9)
106
(41.1)
105
(40.6)
105
(40.6)
109
(42.8)
108
(42.2)
99
(37.2)
99
(37.2)
109
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 69
(20.6)
69
(20.6)
71
(21.7)
74
(23.3)
75
(23.9)
77
(25)
81
(27.2)
83
(28.3)
82
(27.8)
79
(26.1)
74
(23.3)
69
(20.6)
75.3
(24.03)
Average low °F (°C) 41
(5)
43
(6.1)
44
(6.7)
46
(7.8)
50
(10)
53
(11.7)
57
(13.9)
56
(13.3)
55
(12.8)
50
(10)
44
(6.7)
41
(5)
48.3
(9.07)
Record low °F (°C) 25
(-3.9)
26
(-3.3)
25
(-3.9)
30
(-1.1)
35
(1.7)
37
(2.8)
38
(3.3)
40
(4.4)
40
(4.4)
32
(0)
28
(-2.2)
25
(-3.9)
25
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.7
(94)
5.0
(127)
2.7
(69)
0.8
(20)
0.3
(8)
0.1
(3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(5)
0.7
(18)
1.4
(36)
2.5
(64)
17.4
(442)
Source: The Weather Channel.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,597
1930 2,893 81.2%
1940 3,252 12.4%
1950 3,884 19.4%
1960 4,808 23.8%
1970 6,285 30.7%
1980 9,602 52.8%
1990 11,992 24.9%
2000 13,643 13.8%
2010 15,002 10.0%
Est. 2015 15,548 3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Fillmore had a population of 15,002. The population density was 4,458.5 people per square mile (1,721.4/km2). The racial makeup of Fillmore was 8,581 (57.2%) White, 75 (0.5%) African American, 180 (1.2%) Native American, 155 (1.0%) Asian, 12 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 5,204 (34.7%) from other races, and 795 (5.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11,212 persons (74.7%).

The Census reported that 14,836 people (98.9% of the population) lived in households, 83 (0.6%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 83 (0.6%) were institutionalized.

There were 4,156 households, out of which 2,053 (49.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,483 (59.7%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 569 (13.7%) had a female householder with no husband present. 312 (7.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 259 (6.2%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 34 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 642 households (15.4%) were made up of individuals and 299 (7.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.57. There were 3,364 families (80.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.92.

The population was spread out with 4,534 people (30.2%) under the age of 18, 1,555 people (10.4%) aged 18 to 24, 4,141 people (27.6%) aged 25 to 44, 3,221 people (21.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,551 people (10.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.9 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

There were 4,408 housing units at an average density of 1,310.0 per square mile (505.8/km2), of which 2,674 (64.3%) were owner-occupied, and 1,482 (35.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.5%. 9,324 people (62.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 5,512 people (36.7%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,643 people, 3,762 households, and 3,032 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,910.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,894.8/km2). There were 3,852 housing units at an average density of 1,386.5 per square mile (535.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 53.5% White, 0.3% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 39.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 66.6% of the population.

There were 3,762 households out of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.56 and the average family size was 3.94.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,510, and the median income for a family was $47,449. Males had a median income of $34,441 versus $24,660 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,010. About 11.4% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Major highways

It is primarily served by State Highway 126 and State Highway 23.

  • California 126.svg California State Highway 126
  • California 23.svg California State Highway 23

Transit

VISTA

Fillmore is at the east end of the Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority Highway 126 route that originates at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura, and operates along SR 126 to Saticoy, Santa Paula and Fillmore.

Valley Express

Fillmore will have its first regularly scheduled bus service. Fillmore will have a single bus on a 30-minute loop throughout the city, and one route running between Fillmore and Piru. Both city bus systems will connect to the regional Highway 126 bus to Ventura, with free, timed transfers.

Scheduled service began in 2015 for the Heritage Valley communities with two routes in Santa Paula, one route in Fillmore and one in Piru that runs to Fillmore. They are designed to mesh with the schedule of the VISTA Highway 126 route. 16-seat buses are used on the Valley Express. The dial-a-ride services in both cities, which for now are the only public transit option, will remain in operation after the bus routes start.

Cultural references

Movies & television (TV) shows filmed in Fillmore

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