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Overview

Introduction to Oceanside

Incorporated in 1888, Oceanside is the 22nd largest city in California. The city is home to 160,000 inhabitants. Oceanside is located in the San Diego metropolitan area, which has a population of nearly 3 million people.

Oceanside lies on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, 35 miles north of San Diego and about 85 miles south of Los Angeles. It forms a tri-city area with Vista and Carlsbad.

The Spanish Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, founded in 1798, was the first European settlement close to present day Oceanside. A resort community came to flourish in this area because of pleasant temperatures and the 1883 completion of a railway linking San Bernardino and San Diego.

Notable companies with a presence in Oceanside include Genentech, Ashworth (a golf apparel company), and Robert Mann Packaging. Just north of Oceanside is Camp Pendleton, the largest U.S. Marine base in the world.

In Oceanside, temperatures reach 90 degrees an average of approximately one time a year. August average daily high and low temperatures are 74 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit. January average daily high and low temperatures are 64 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Oceanside receives about 11 inches of precipitation per year.

Arts and Leisure

Arts and entertainment attractions in Oceanside include:

  • The Oceanside Museum of Art
  • The Oceanside Small Craft Harbor
  • Oceanside Pier, the longest on the west coast at 1,954 feet
  • Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
  • The California Surf Museum
  • Mount Ecclesia, the Rosicrucian Fellowship international headquarters
  • The Heritage Living History Park
  • The Oceanside Sea Center
  • Sandy beaches approaching four miles in length
  • Many more attractions in the greater San Diego metropolitan area
  • Professional and college sports teams in and around San Diego

People

Total Population 171,400
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 73,959
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,103
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,860
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,976

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,203
% Above Poverty Level 86.2%
% Below Poverty Level 13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,393
Median House Value $350,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 11%
Irish 8.2%

Oceanside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 35 miles N of San Diego, California
County San Diego
Metro Area San Diego
Standard Zip Codes 92054, 92055, 92056, 92057
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92049, 92051, 92052, 92058
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.195
Longitude -117.378

Oceanside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OCEANSIDE MARINA
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 64 F
Apr Temp 51 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 72 F
Oct Temp 56 to 71 F
Annual Precip 11.1 inches
Station CAMP PENDLETON MCAS
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 69 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Station SAN PASQUAL ANIMAL PK
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 70 F
Apr Temp 46 to 76 F
Jul Temp 58 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 83 F
Annual Precip 14 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Oceanside, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Camp Pendleton (92054, 92055)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carlsbad 109,296 $106,924
Encinitas 61,008 $111,696
San Marcos 87,808 $63,866
Solana Beach 13,146 $112,217
Vista 96,181 $53,505

Oceanside Public Libraries

Library
Oceanside Public Library
330 N. COAST HIGHWAY
Oceanside, California
(760) 435-5600

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Oceanside Hospitals

TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
4002 VISTA WAY
(760) 724-8411
Emergency Service: Yes

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Oceanside High Schools

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EL CAMINO HIGH
400 RANCHO DEL ORO DR.
760-757-8550
Serves 2,872 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.8

OCEANSIDE HIGH
FIRST & HORNE ST.
760-722-8201
Serves 2,334 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.2

OCEAN SHORES HIGH (CONT.)
3131 OCEANSIDE BLVD.
760-439-3142
A Non-traditional School
Serves 268 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

PACIFIC VIEW CHARTER
3355 MISSION AVE. #139
760-757-0161
A Charter School.
Serves 245 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

BURGENER (CLAIR W) ACADEMY (OPPOR)
707 CAREY ROAD
760-757-0531
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 168 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
1831 MISSION AVENUE
760-795-3631
A Charter School.
Serves 87 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29

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