Introduction to Port Hueneme, California

Port Hueneme, California, in Ventura county, is 3 miles S of Oxnard, California (center to center) and 54 miles W of Los Angeles, California. The city is part of the Ventura metropolitan statistical area (MSA). 

Port Hueneme History

Port Hueneme's identity has bravely endured despite the outside influences of a much larger city, a violent ocean and the world's greatest armada. The U.S. Navy arrived in Port Hueneme during World War II. They came to take command of the only deep water port between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The servicemen stayed during the Korean War maintaining a steadfast relationship with the community. The town has the strength of endurance, being three decades older than Oxnard and having a revolutionary legacy of fishermen, farmers, merchants and families.

Port Hueneme and Nearby Attractions

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain.
  • Pacific Park.
  • Knott's Berry Farm.
  • Ventura County Maritime Museum.
  • Carnegie Art Museum.
  • Gull Wings Children's Museum.

Things To Do In Port Hueneme

Some of the popular activities that you can enjoy in the city include wildlife viewing, mountain climbing, rafting, swimming, beach walking and many other beach activities. There are many good restaurants and cafes in the city which serve a wide range of mouthwatering delicacies. The city parks also make for great places to relax at leisure time.

Port Hueneme Transportation

The nearest airport that serves the city is Oxnard airport.

Port Hueneme Higher Education

Oxnard College is the college that serves the city.


Total Population 22,058
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,146
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 44%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $33,786
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,184
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,545


Median Family Income $62,024
% Above Poverty Level 85%
% Below Poverty Level 15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%


People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,492
Median House Value $297,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.9%
US/American 0.5%
English 4%
Irish 6.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Port Hueneme Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Oxnard, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles W of Los Angeles, California
County Ventura
Standard Zip Codes 93041
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93044
Company Zip Codes 93042, 93043
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.147
Longitude -119.194

Port Hueneme Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 66 F
Apr Temp 50 to 68 F
Jul Temp 59 to 73 F
Oct Temp 55 to 73 F
Annual Precip 15.6 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Station OJAI
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 68 F
Apr Temp 44 to 75 F
Jul Temp 56 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 82 F
Annual Precip 21.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camarillo 66,445 $102,975
Moorpark 35,339 $103,981
Oxnard 203,495 $60,104
Santa Paula 30,246 $58,698
Thousand Oaks 128,565 $117,491

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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