Oxnard is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 202,063 people and 48 constituent neighborhoods, Oxnard is the 22nd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Oxnard are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
When you are in Oxnard, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.87% of Oxnard’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Oxnard is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oxnard who work in office and administrative support (11.79%), farm management occupations (11.42%), and sales jobs (7.60%).
One of the nice things about Oxnard is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The percentage of adults in Oxnard who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.47% of the adults in Oxnard have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oxnard in 2018 was $24,688, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,752 for a family of four. However, Oxnard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oxnard is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oxnard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Oxnard, accounting for 75.10% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Oxnard residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Oxnard include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Oxnard's cultural character, accounting for 33.87% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Oxnard is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.