Port Hueneme is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 22,423 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Port Hueneme is the 297th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Port Hueneme 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.
Unlike some cities, Port Hueneme isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Port Hueneme are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Hueneme is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Hueneme who work in office and administrative support (15.04%), sales jobs (11.29%), and food service (7.45%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Port Hueneme. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Port Hueneme is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The education level of Port Hueneme citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.34% of adults 25 and older in Port Hueneme have a college degree.
The per capita income in Port Hueneme in 2010 was $22,352, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,408 for a family of four. However, Port Hueneme contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Hueneme is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port Hueneme home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Hueneme residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Port Hueneme also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 56.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Hueneme include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
In addition, Port Hueneme has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.09%).
The most common language spoken in Port Hueneme is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.