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Oxnard, California - Basic Facts

The City of Oxnard had a population of 205,119 as of July 1, 2016. Oxnard ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oxnard is located at latitude 34.2023 and longitude -119.2046 in Ventura County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oxnard (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.9 sq. miles and a water area of 12.31 sq. miles. Ventura County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Oxnard (GNIS ID: 2411347) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Oxnard is located within Oxnard CCD of Ventura County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oxnard population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Oxnard, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 205,119
Population in Households 203,692
Population in Familes 173,923
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,427
Population Density1 7,625
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 51,170
Average Household Size 3.98
Family Households 41,127
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 54,484 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,693 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,476 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,314 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $397,812
Average Home Value $447,590


Median Household Income $59,610
Average Household Income $78,044
Per Capita Income $19,730
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.65%
Households 0.44% 0.59%
Families 0.45% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Oxnard, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oxnard to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 99th
Population Density1 # 114 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 145 90th
Median Household Income # 632 58th
Per Capita Income # 1155 24th

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