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.
Port Hueneme is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.14%), sales jobs (11.22%), and food service (6.88%).
Port Hueneme is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Port Hueneme, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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. 17.77% of adults 25 and older in Port Hueneme have a college degree.
The per capita income in Port Hueneme in 2010 was $23,465, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,860 for a family of four. However, Port Hueneme contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Hueneme is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port Hueneme 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 Port Hueneme, accounting for 55.07% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Port Hueneme residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Port Hueneme include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
Port Hueneme also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.27%.
The most common language spoken in Port Hueneme is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.