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Overview

Introduction to Oceanside

Incorporated in 1888, Oceanside is located in the San Diego metropolitan area.

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 respectively. January average daily high and low temperatures are 64 and 45 degrees. 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population173,829
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+79,188
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.5%
Median Earnings25+$36,239
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,669
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,549

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,880
% Above Poverty Level86.3%
% Below Poverty Level13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,454
Median House Value$384,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.9%
German11.2%
English10.6%
Irish8.6%
Italian4.7%
French Except Basque2.4%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish1%
Russian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Danishn0.5%
African0.4%
Arab0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Oceanside Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Diego County
Standard Zip Codes92056, 92057, 92058, 92054, 92055
P.O. Box Zip Codes92049, 92051, 92052
Phone Area Codes760, 442
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.19
Approximate Longitude-117.37

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)

StationOCEANSIDE MARINA
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp45 to 64 F
Apr Temp51 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 72 F
Oct Temp56 to 71 F
Annual Precip11.1 inches
StationCAMP PENDLETON MCAS
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp42 to 69 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationSAN PASQUAL ANIMAL PK
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp39 to 70 F
Apr Temp46 to 76 F
Jul Temp58 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 83 F
Annual Precip14 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carlsbad112,008$115,255
Encinitas62,160$124,732
San Marcos91,479$74,512
Solana Beach13,312$119,444
Vista98,560$59,731

Oceanside Public Libraries

Oceanside Public Library
330 N. COAST HIGHWAY
Oceanside, California
(760) 435-5560

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Oceanside Hospitals

Tri-city Medical Center
(Non-profit)
4002 Vista Way

Oceanside Public Schools

E. G. Garrison Elementary
333 Garrison Dr.
ZIP: 92054
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Lincoln Middle
2000 California St.
ZIP: 92054
Middle
Total Enrollment 884
Oceanside High
1 Pirates Cove Way
ZIP: 92054
High
Total Enrollment 2153
Palmquist Elementary
1999 California St.
ZIP: 92054
Primary
Total Enrollment 708
San Luis Rey Elementary
3535 Hacienda Dr.
ZIP: 92054
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
South Oceanside Elementary
1806 S. Horne St.
ZIP: 92054
Primary
Total Enrollment 732
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary
3701 Kelton Dr.
ZIP: 92056
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
Coastal Academy
4096 Calle Platino
ZIP: 92056
Primary
Total Enrollment 1363
Empresa Elementary
4850 Avenida Empresa
ZIP: 92056
Primary
Total Enrollment 811
Lake Elementary
4950 Lake Blvd.
ZIP: 92056
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Madison Middle
4930 Lake Blvd.
ZIP: 92056
Middle
Total Enrollment 1164
Mission Meadows Elementary
5657 Spur Ave.
ZIP: 92056
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Ocean Shores High (continuation)
3131 Oceanside Blvd.
ZIP: 92056
High
Total Enrollment 164
Pacific View Charter
3670 Ocean Ranch Blvd.
ZIP: 92056
Other
Total Enrollment 348
San Diego Neighborhood Homeschools
3548 Seagate Way, Ste. 140
ZIP: 92056
Other
Total Enrollment 102
Siatech
2611 Temple Heights Dr., Ste. A
ZIP: 92056
High
Total Enrollment 1193
Temple Heights Elementary
1550 Temple Heights Dr.
ZIP: 92056
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Alamosa Park Elementary
5130 Alamosa Park Dr.
ZIP: 92057
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Bonsall West Elementary
5050 El Mirlo Dr.
ZIP: 92057
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Cesar Chavez Middle
202 Oleander Dr
ZIP: 92057
Middle
Total Enrollment 742
Del Rio Elementary
5200 N. River Rd.
ZIP: 92057
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
El Camino High
400 Rancho Del Oro Dr.
ZIP: 92057
High
Total Enrollment 3076
Ivey Ranch Elementary
4275 Via Rancho Rd.
ZIP: 92057
Primary
Total Enrollment 775
Libby Elementary
423 W. Redondo Dr.
ZIP: 92057
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle
1290 Ivey Ranch Rd.
ZIP: 92057
Middle
Total Enrollment 1576
Mission Vista High
1306 Melrose Dr.
ZIP: 92057
High
Total Enrollment 1569
Nichols Elementary
4250 Old Grove Rd.
ZIP: 92057
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Reynolds Elementary
4575 Douglas Dr.
ZIP: 92057
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Roosevelt Middle
850 Sagewood Dr.
ZIP: 92057
Middle
Total Enrollment 1103
Jefferson Middle
823 Acacia St.
ZIP: 92058
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Laurel Elementary
1410 Laurel St.
ZIP: 92058
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Louise Foussat Elementary
3800 Pala Rd.
ZIP: 92058
Primary
Total Enrollment 763
Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary
110 Marine Dr.
ZIP: 92058
Primary
Total Enrollment 779
Mission Elementary
2100 Mission Ave.
ZIP: 92058
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
North Terrace Elementary
141 Santa Rosa Dr.
ZIP: 92058
Primary
Total Enrollment 769
Santa Margarita Elementary
1 Carnes Rd.
ZIP: 92058
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Stuart Mesa Elementary
100 Yamanaka Way
ZIP: 92058
Primary
Total Enrollment 613

Oceanside Private Schools

Oceanside Adventist Elementary
1943 California St
ZIP: 92054
Elementary
Total Enrollment 141
St Mary Star Of The Sea School
515 Wisconsin Ave
ZIP: 92054
Elementary
Total Enrollment 287
Gec Christian Academy
1985 Peacock Blvd
ZIP: 92056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
La Petite Academy
4179 Avenida De La Plata
ZIP: 92056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Montessori School Of Oceanside
3525 Cannon Rd
ZIP: 92056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 47
Montessori School Of Oceanside # 2
4760 Oceanside Blvd Ste B10
ZIP: 92056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
New Venture Christian Schools
4000 Mystra Way
ZIP: 92056
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
Old Mission Montessori School
4070 Mission Ave
ZIP: 92057
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
Peppertree Montessori
427 College Blvd Ste I
ZIP: 92057
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Teri Learning Academy
3225 Roymar Rd
ZIP: 92058
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 63
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