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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population204,752
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens9.5%
Employed Population 16+92,572
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.3%
Median Earnings25+$27,793
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,791
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,220

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,656
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone13.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,396
Median House Value$362,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)81.7%
German3.1%
Irish2.8%
English2%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque0.9%
Polish0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Arab0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Oxnard Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ventura County
Standard Zip Codes93030, 93033, 93035, 93036
P.O. Box Zip Codes93031, 93032, 93034
Phone Area Codes805
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.19
Approximate Longitude-119.17

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)

StationOXNARD (CAMARILLO)
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp46 to 66 F
Apr Temp50 to 68 F
Jul Temp59 to 73 F
Oct Temp55 to 73 F
Annual Precip15.6 inches
StationSANTA PAULA
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp46 to 74 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches
StationOJAI
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp37 to 68 F
Apr Temp44 to 75 F
Jul Temp56 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 82 F
Annual Precip21.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Camarillo66,630$102,811
Moorpark35,594$105,074
Ojai7,581$94,063
Port Hueneme22,126$64,921
Santa Paula30,283$57,686

Oxnard Public Libraries

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

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Oxnard Hospitals

Pacific Shores Hospital
(Proprietary)
2130 Ventura Road
St. John's Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1600 North Rose Avenue

Oxnard Public Schools

Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
301 N. Marquita St.
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 882
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary
3300 W. Via Marina Ave.
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
Condor High
309 S. K St
ZIP: 93030
High
Total Enrollment 457
Curren Elementary
1101 N. F St.
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 1067
Driffill Elementary
910 S. E St.
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 1224
Emilie Ritchen Elementary
2200 Cabrillo Way
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Fremont, Middle
1130 N. M St.
ZIP: 93030
Middle
Total Enrollment 1155
Norman R. Brekke Elementary
1400 Mlk Dr.
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Ramona Elementary
804 Cooper Rd.
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Rio Mesa High
545 Central Ave.
ZIP: 93030
High
Total Enrollment 2197
Rio Rosales
1001 Kohala St.
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Robert J. Frank, Middle
701 N. Juanita Ave.
ZIP: 93030
Middle
Total Enrollment 1358
Rose Avenue Elementary
220 S. Driskill St.
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Sierra Linda Elementary
2201 Jasmine Ave.
ZIP: 93030
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Vista Real Charter High
401 S. A St., Ste. 3
ZIP: 93030
High
Total Enrollment 951
Ansgar Larsen Elementary
550 Thomas Ave.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 773
Art Haycox Elementary
5400 Perkins Rd.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 999
Channel Islands High
1400 Raiders Way
ZIP: 93033
High
Total Enrollment 2531
Charles Blackstock Junior High
701 E. Bard Rd.
ZIP: 93033
Middle
Total Enrollment 1214
E. O. Green Junior High
3739 S. C St.
ZIP: 93033
Middle
Total Enrollment 1026
Elm Street Elementary
450 E. Elm St.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Fred L. Williams Elementary
4300 Anchorage St.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Harrington Elementary
2501 Gisler Ave.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Hueneme High
500 W. Bard Rd.
ZIP: 93033
High
Total Enrollment 1985
Julien Hathaway Elementary
405 E. Dollie St.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Kamala Elementary
634 W. Kamala St.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 1184
Laguna Vista Elementary
5084 Etting Rd.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Lemonwood Elementary
2200 Carnegie
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 918
Mar Vista Elementary
2382 Etting Rd.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Mckinna Elementary
1611 S. J St.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Ocean View Early Education
4600 Olds Rd.
ZIP: 93033
Ocean View Junior High
4300 Olds Rd.
ZIP: 93033
Middle
Total Enrollment 827
Richard B. Haydock, Middle
647 W. Hill St.
ZIP: 93033
Middle
Total Enrollment 855
San Miguel
2400 S. J St.
ZIP: 93033
Tierra Vista Elementary
2001 Sanford St.
ZIP: 93033
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Hollywood Beach Elementary
4000 Sunset Ln.
ZIP: 93035
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Juan Lagunas Soria Elementary
3101 Dunkirk Dr.
ZIP: 93035
Primary
Total Enrollment 1067
Marina West Elementary
2501 Carob St.
ZIP: 93035
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Oxnard High
3400 W. Gonzales Rd.
ZIP: 93036
High
Total Enrollment 2814
Pacifica High
600 E. Gonzales Rd.
ZIP: 93036
High
Total Enrollment 3346
Providence
4333 Vineyard Ave.
ZIP: 93036
Other
Total Enrollment 52
Rio Del Mar
3150 Thames River
ZIP: 93036
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Rio Del Norte
2500 Lobelia Dr.
ZIP: 93036
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
Rio Del Valle Middle
3100 Rose Ave.
ZIP: 93036
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Rio Lindo Elementary
2131 Snow Ave.
ZIP: 93036
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Rio Plaza Elementary
600 Simon Way
ZIP: 93036
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Rio Real Elementary
1140 Kenney St.
ZIP: 93036
Primary
Total Enrollment 769
Rio Vista Middle
3050 Thames River Dr.
ZIP: 93036
Middle
Total Enrollment 758
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
2900 Thurgood Marshall Dr.
ZIP: 93036
Primary
Total Enrollment 555

Oxnard Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
1925 Eastman Ave
ZIP: 93030
Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
New Harvest Christian Schools
723 S D St
ZIP: 93030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Our Lady Of Guadalupe School
530 N Juanita Ave
ZIP: 93030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 266
Our Redeemer Preschool
721 Doris Ave
ZIP: 93030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Oxnard First Baptist Day Nursery School
936 W 5th St
ZIP: 93030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Santa Clara Elementary School
324 S E St
ZIP: 93030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 222
St Johns Lutheran School
1500 N C St
ZIP: 93030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
Santa Clara High School
2121 Saviers Rd
ZIP: 93033
Secondary
Total Enrollment 284
St Anthony School
2421 S C St
ZIP: 93033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
Linda Vista Adventist Elementary School
5050 Perry Way
ZIP: 93036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
Peppermint Junction
2150 E Gonzales Rd
ZIP: 93036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
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