Oxnard, California Population 2020

209,877

Oxnard is a city located in the state of California. It is in Ventura County and is the most populous city in the county. The city was incorporated in 1903 and since then has established itself as a center of transportation.

The population of Oxnard was recorded as 197,899 at the time of the last census taken in 2010, and recent estimates show that this number has grown to 209,877. The city is the 19th most populous in the state, and it is the largest by population in the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA, which is one of the wealthiest regions in the US.

City Size and Population Density in Oxnard, CA

Oxnard has a total area of 39.21 square miles and a population density of over 2,984 people per square mile.

Oxnard Age and Gender Statistics

The largest age group residing in Oxnard is under 18, comprising 29.8% of the total population. There are more males than females in the city, with 102.4 men for every 100 women.

Roughly 15% of the population in Oxnard lives below the federal poverty line. The city has a thriving economy that is centered on several industries, including defense, manufacturing, tourism, and agriculture.

Population Growth in Oxnard

Oxnard’s population has grown significantly since its incorporation. A community of just over 2,500 people in 1910 rose to over 21,000 in 1950. This number nearly doubled over the next decade. Current estimates show that the population is up over 5% since the 2010 census. While this growth has slowed from previous years, this city should continue to see further growth well into its future.

Oxnard, California's estimated population is 209,877 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Oxnard, California is the 21st largest city in California based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 7751.16 people/mi² (2992.73 people/km²).

The overall median age is 32.1 years, 31.5 years for males, and 32.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 103.5 males.

The median income for households in Oxnard, California is $, while the mean household income is $.

Oxnard Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oxnard was:

  • White: 76.08%
  • Other race: 9.53%
  • Asian: 7.17%
  • Two or more races: 2.96%
  • Black or African American: 2.50%
  • Native American: 1.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%

How Many People Live in Oxnard, California?

209,877
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018209,8777040.34%
2017209,1731,4190.68%
2016207,7541,3460.65%
2015206,4081,7820.87%
2014204,6261,7680.87%
2013202,8581,7740.88%
2012201,0841,1800.59%
2011199,9041,4390.73%
2010198,46528,1071.54%
2000170,35828,1421.82%
1990142,21634,0212.77%
1980108,19536,9704.27%
197071,22530,9605.87%
196040,26518,6986.44%
195021,56713,0489.73%
19408,5192,2343.09%
19306,2851,8683.59%
19204,4171,8625.63%
19102,5550.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018850,9671650.02%
2017850,8021,8810.22%
2016848,9211,9990.24%
2015846,9223,9760.47%
2014842,9464,3450.52%
2013838,6014,8000.57%
2012833,8013,6050.43%
2011830,1965,0660.61%
2010825,1300.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White157,92876.08%
Some Other Race19,7819.53%
Asian14,8807.17%
Two or More Races6,1542.96%
Black or African American5,1822.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,0581.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5850.28%

Oxnard Population Pyramid 2020

Oxnard Median Age

32.1


Total

31.5


Male

32.8


Female

Oxnard Adults

There are 150,718 adults, (20,222 of whom are seniors) in Oxnard.

Oxnard Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Oxnard Sex Ratio

Female

101,997

49.14%

Male

105,571

50.86%

Oxnard Households and Families

Oxnard Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Oxnard Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.4%35.6%
All53.7%46.3%
Non Family45.7%54.3%
Male38.6%61.4%
Female38.1%61.9%

53.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All51,460453.7
Married27,5864.5164.4
Non Family9,7731.6145.7
Female9,5384.638.1
Male4,5634.838.6

4.29

Average Family Size

4

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Oxnard Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade28,16722.02%
9th to 12th Grade11,6779.13%
High School Graduate29,44723.02%
Some College27,34121.37%
Associates Degree9,3677.32%
Bachelors Degree15,73412.30%
Graduate Degree6,2104.85%

Oxnard Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic86,47549,4187,200
White24,62523,2588,472
Other Race11,5476,2821,152
Asian11,05110,1284,618
Black3,9433,6591,298
Multiple Races2,6302,314565
Native American1,696819158
Islander44531765

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.79%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,892$32,495$26,974
Less Than High School$21,026$24,172$16,312
High School Grad$28,937$31,789$24,562
Some College$38,476$43,344$32,150
Bachelors Degree$52,689$55,396$48,668
Graduate Degree$71,907$94,663$60,699

$30,892

Average Earnings

$32,495

Average Male

$26,974

Average Female

Oxnard Language

Oxnard Language by Age

Oxnard Language

33.35% of Oxnard residents speak only English, while 66.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 58.90% of the population.

Oxnard Poverty

Oxnard Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic151,79024,67116.25%
Other19,5702,87914.71%
White30,3782,8719.45%
Asian14,8411,1397.67%
Native3,05798932.35%
Multiple6,11669011.28%
Black5,12655910.91%
Islander585193.25%

14.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.06%

Male Poverty Rate

15.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oxnard

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oxnard is Native, with 32.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oxnard is Islander, with 3.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.73%
High School10.57%
Some College6.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.63%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed22.20%
Female Unemployed22.06%
Female Employed7.64%
Male Employed7.20%

Oxnard Income

Oxnard Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,303$85,356
Families$68,563$84,952
Married Families$81,006$98,089
Non Families$46,650$63,406

Oxnard Marital Status

Oxnard Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Oxnard Married by Age and Sex

Oxnard Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Oxnard Marital Status by Race

Oxnard Veterans

7,463

Number of Veterans

6,823

Male Veterans

640

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,681
Second Gulf War1,806
First Gulf War1,379
Korea587
World War II205
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,762
75+1,572
35 to 541,565
55 to 641,561
18 to 341,003

Oxnard Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,0194.44%
Hispanic2,0912.00%
Asian9077.37%
Black76618.04%
Other3302.33%
2 or More2777.61%
Hawaiian11822.61%
Indian462.13%

Oxnard Veterans by Education

7.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oxnard Employment Status

68.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Oxnard Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.35%

Born in California

64.73%

Native Born

35.27%

Foreign Born

21.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

64.73% of Oxnard residents were born in the United States, with 55.35% having been born in California. 21.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.