Oxnard, California

Oxnard: The second most populous city in Ventura County, California. It is located on the coast of California. Oxnard is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.

About

Oxnard is a city located in the county of Ventura in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 197,899. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 207,945 inhabitants.

The city was created 121 years ago in 1903.

Oxnard is a coastal city located in Ventura County, California directly west of Los Angeles. With around 207,000 residents, it is the most populous city in Ventura County.

History and Development

Oxnard was founded in 1903 and named after successful beet farmers, the Oxnard Brothers. Agriculture drove early growth.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded in 1903 by the Oxnard Brothers and incorporated in 1903
  • Agriculture, especially sugar beets, stimulated early economy
  • Became wartime manufacturing center during WWII
  • Developed into major international port and navy base

Economy and Major Industries

Major sectors include international trade, manufacturing, military, and agriculture. Top employers are:

  • Naval Base Ventura County
  • St. John's Regional Medical Center
  • Haas Automation manufacturing
  • Seminis vegetable seeds production

The city benefits from its thriving port and strategic coastline position.

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular sites include:

  • Miles of scenic beaches along the Pacific Coast
  • Channel Islands National Park accessible via harbor
  • Historic downtown district with dining and shopping
  • Mullin Automotive Museum showcasing Bugattis
  • River Ridge Golf Club and other recreational amenities

Oxnard provides coastal allure combined with military, port, and industrial activity.

Oxnard locator map
Location of Oxnard on California map.

Quick Facts about Oxnard

Population : 207,945 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Ventura County
Postal code : 93030, 93035, 93033, 93034, 93030, 93036, 93031, 93032
Phone Area Codes : 805
Water as percent of area : 31.41%
Land as percent of area : 68.59%
Altitude : 171 feet / 52 meters
Establishment : June 06, 1903 (121 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−08:00, UTC−07:00
Local time : 14:21:57 (22nd July 2024)
Population growth : 4.83% (2010-2020)
Oxnard Skyline image
Oxnard Skyline
Oxnard Skyline image

Geography

Oxnard is located at 34°11'51"N 119°10'37"W (34.1975000, -119.1770500). It has 2 neighbors: Port Hueneme and Ventura.

Oxnard map

Oxnard has 2 neighbours.

  • Port Hueneme City in Ventura County, California, United States
  • Ventura The most populous city in Ventura County, California. It is located on the Ventura River in southern California. Ventura is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Ventura County Museum of History and Art and the Ventura Harbor.

Demographics

The population of Oxnard increased by 4.83% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 197,899 - census
2011 199,968 1.03% estimation process
2012 201,105 0.57% estimation process
2013 202,835 0.85% estimation process
2014 204,560 0.84% estimation process
2015 206,228 0.81% estimation process
2016 207,455 0.59% estimation process
2017 208,831 0.66% estimation process
2018 209,271 0.21% estimation process
2019 208,881 -0.19% estimation process
2020 207,945 -0.45% estimation process

Oxnard zip code is 93030. County name: Ventura, County fips: 06111

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Where to Stay in Oxnard

1 Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort

Rating: 4 (2014)

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2 Residence Inn by Marriott Oxnard River Ridge

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3 Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard Ventura

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4 Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo

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5 Silverstrand Beach

Rating: 4.6 (746)

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Other Places in Oxnard

1 Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard - Applications & Section 8 Office

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2 Oxnard Utility Billing

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3 Oxnard City Hall

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4 Animal Safety

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5 Oxnard Business Licenses

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6 Oxnard City Water Services

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7 Oxnard Housing Department

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8 CITY CORPS

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9 City of Oxnard Development Services

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10 City of Oxnard Service Center

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People born in Oxnard (95)

People born in Oxnard, including actor, screenwriter and producer Bob Stephenson, composer Homer Keller, judge, Reagan advisor William P. Clark, .

List

  • Jeffrey Combs (American actor (born 1954)) he was born in 09/09/1954
  • Bud Houser (American shot putter and discus thrower) he was born in 25/09/1901
  • Brandon Knight (American baseball player) he was born in 01/10/1975
  • Madlib (American hip hop musician) he was born in 24/10/1973
  • Phil Giebler (American racing driver) he was born in 05/03/1979
  • Oh No (American rapper and producer) he was born in 06/11/1979
  • Armando Xavier Ochoa (Bishop of Fresno) he was born in 03/04/1943
  • Justin Dumais (Olympic diver) he was born in 13/08/1978
  • Fernando Vargas (American boxer) he was born in 07/12/1977
  • Ryan Seaman (American musician) he was born in 23/09/1983
  • Gilbert Hernandez (American comics creator) he was born in 01/02/1957
  • Corey Pavin (professional golfer) he was born in 16/11/1959
  • Dan Tullis Jr. (American stage, film and television actor) he was born in 08/07/1951
  • Dudley Perkins (American musician) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • Jaime Hernandez (American comic book artist) he was born in 10/10/1959
  • Robbie Jones (actor) he was born in 25/09/1977
  • Rich Moore (American animation director) he was born in 10/05/1963
  • Wildchild (American rapper) he was born in 01/01/2000

Schools in Oxnard

College & universities near Oxnard, CA

Code Name City ZIP
118958 Modern Beauty Academy Oxnard (CA) 93030
381282 CET-Oxnard Oxnard (CA) 93030
120421 Oxnard College Oxnard (CA) 93033-6699
417123 Ventura Adult and Continuing Education Ventura (CA) 93003-0000
125037 The Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law at Ventura Ventura (CA) 93003

Stations (30)

Amtrak & bus stations near Oxnard, CA

Code Name Address Type
OXN Oxnard Transportation Center 201 East Fourth Street RAIL
CML Camarillo station 30 Lewis Road RAIL
VEC Ventura Harbor Blvd and Figueroa Street RAIL
SAP Santa Paula, California 245 South Palm Avenue BUS
MPK Moorpark 300 High Street RAIL

Post offices near Oxnard

Post Office Name City ZIP
Federal Building Oxnard Post Office Oxnard (CA) 93030
Savier Post Office Oxnard (CA) 93033
Oxnard Post Office Oxnard (CA) 93036
Port Huenem Post Office Port Hueneme (CA) 93041
Montalv Post Office Ventura (CA) 93003

Other cities in Ventura County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Ventura County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Thousand Oaks 126,310 The fifth most populous city in Ventura County, California.
Simi Valley 125,168 The third most populous city in Ventura County, California.
Ventura 96,769 The most populous city in Ventura County, California.
Camarillo 69,521 The most populous city in Ventura County, California.
Moorpark 36,202 City in California in the United States
Santa Paula 30,242 City in California
Port Hueneme 21,745 City in Ventura County, California, United States
Fillmore 15,604 City in and county seat of Millard County, Utah, United States
Ojai 7,587 City in California, United States
El Rio 7,198 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Mira Monte 6,854 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Oak View 4,066 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Meiners Oaks 3,571 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Casa Conejo 3,249 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Channel Islands Beach 3,103 Census designated place
Piru 2,063 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California

Distance to Other Cities

Oxnard distances to largest California cities