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Overview

Introduction to Oxnard, California

Oxnard was incorporated in 1903 and is part of a metropolitan area including Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Ventura. Oxnard is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, 45 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

In 1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claimed the area that is now Oxnard for Spain. About 50,000 Chumash Indians were already living in the surrounding area, taking advantage of the fertile soil and agriculturally conducive climate. The Oxnard area is now a major producer of strawberries and lima beans. Around 1900 a railroad was built to service a sugar beat refinery, providing access to the city which greatly expanded the population.

Oxnard is home to the Port of Hueneme, the only deep water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay. It is a major shipping point for automobiles and agriculture products. It is also home to the U.S. Navy's Seabees. Some of the largest industries in the area are the military, agriculture, health insurance, electronics and electronic media duplicating.

On average, rainfall totals 15.6 inches per year. Temperatures above 90 degrees occur on only about 3 days of the year. The August average daily high is a pleasant 73.9 degrees while the average daily low in that month is 60 degrees. January averages 65.6 degrees for a daily high and 45.5 for a daily low.

Leisure Activities

Local attractions include:

  • The Carnegie Art Museum.
  • The Gull Wings Children's Museum.
  • The Elite Theatre Company.
  • The Oxnard Independent Film Festival.
  • The California Strawberry Festival.
  • The Otis Chandler Vintage Museum.
  • Heritage Square.
  • The Henry T. Oxnard Historic District.
  • The Seabee Museum.
  • Many entertainment opportunities in nearby Los Angeles.
  • The professional and college sports teams in greater Los Angeles.

People

Total Population 203,495
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 91,109
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 45.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,544
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,819
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,276

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,104
% Above Poverty Level 83.4%
% Below Poverty Level 16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 14%
Median Gross Rent $1,351
Median House Value $345,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 82.4%
US/American 0%
English 2.1%
Irish 3.2%

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

Oxnard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 54 miles W of Los Angeles, California
County Ventura
Standard Zip Codes 93030, 93033, 93035, 93036
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93031, 93032, 93034
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.197
Longitude -119.176

Oxnard 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 OXNARD (CAMARILLO)
Distance 0.4 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
Station SANTA PAULA
Distance 8.6 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 17.8 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
Ojai 7,587 $86,960
Port Hueneme 22,058 $62,024
Santa Paula 30,246 $58,698

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

Oxnard Public Libraries

Library
Oxnard Public Library
251 SOUTH A ST.
Oxnard, California
(805) 385-7500

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Oxnard Hospitals

ST JOHN'S REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1600 N ROSE AVE
(805) 988-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Oxnard High Schools

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PACIFICA HIGH
600 EAST GONAZALEZ ROAD
805-278-5000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,870 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30.7

OXNARD HIGH
3400 W. GONZALEZ ROAD
805-278-2904
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,789 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.6

CHANNEL ISLANDS HIGH
1400 E. RAIDERS WAY
805-385-2756
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,735 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.2

HUENEME HIGH
500 BARD ROAD
805-385-2651
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,283 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.3

RIO MESA HIGH
545 CENTRAL AVE.
805-278-5500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,063 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.1

JUVENILE COURT SCHOOLS
4333 VINEYARD AVENUE
805-388-4423
A Non-traditional School
Serves 196 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

PUENTE HIGH
545 CENTRAL AVE.
805-385-2706
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 95 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

PACIFIC VIEW HIGH (COM DAY)
309 SOUTH K ST.
805-483-2378
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 76 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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