Thousand Oaks Community Intro
My name is Maddi Reali and the community I have chosen to follow is Thousand Oaks in Ventura County, California. My entire family on my mom’s side of the family lives in Thousand Oaks and has from almost all of their lives, and I live very near to there as well, so Thousand Oaks was an easy choice of community for me.
My family is American/European. On my mom’s side we are English/Belgian and my dad’s side is Italian/Irish. My great grandfather immigrated from England when he was about 16 or 17 in the 1910’s. I’m uncertain about the immigration history on my dad’s side.
68% of people who live in Thousand Oaks are white, 1% are black, 9% are Asian, and 18% are Hispanic. Immigration in the Hispanic population is one of the more prevalent issues in the community, as 50,000 undocumented immigrants live in Ventura county. As Donald Trump has assumed the presidency, deportation fears and incidents have risen dramatically among the undocumented citizens, and racial tensions in schools has also been reported.
19.6% of the population of Thousand Oaks is foreign born, and of that percentage, the majority of foreign born people originate in a tie between 42% Latin America and 42% Asia
3% of the population lives below the poverty line, and the household median income is $108,322, which is 1.4 times the amount in Ventura county and 1.5 California.