Oxnard, California Population 2019

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 210,000. 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 Demographics

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

  • White: 75.71%
  • Other race: 9.41%
  • Asian: 7.30%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Black or African American: 2.72%
  • Native American: 1.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%

Oxnard, California's estimated population is 210,037 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 7757.07 people/mi² (2995.01 people/km²), with a household density of 776.67 people/km² (2011.57 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 31.7 years, 31.2 years for males, and 32.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.1 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 54,467 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%, with a median rent of $1444/month. The median house has 5.2 rooms, and has a value of $390,000.

The median income for households in Oxnard, California is $64,837, while the mean household income is $83,206.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017210,0371,7340.83%
2016208,3031,3950.67%
2015206,9081,8320.89%
2014205,0761,8300.90%
2013203,2461,8300.91%
2012201,4161,3150.66%
2011200,1011,5890.80%
2010198,51228,1541.54%
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%

Oxnard Population in 2018Source: By Alfher [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White156,519
Some Other Race19,454
Asian15,101
Two or More Races6,309
Black or African American5,619
American Indian and Alaska Native3,273
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander457

Oxnard Population Pyramid 2019

Oxnard Median Age

31.7


Total

31.2


Male

32.2


Female

Oxnard Adults

There are 149,018 adults, (19,622 of whom are seniors) in Oxnard.

Oxnard Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Oxnard Sex Ratio

Female

102,820

49.74%

Male

103,912

50.26%

Oxnard Households and Families

Oxnard Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Oxnard Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.8%37.2%
All53.3%46.7%
Non Family47.6%52.4%
Male40.1%59.9%
Female38.9%61.1%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All51,1084.0253.3
Married26,9814.5662.8
Female9,8934.6538.9
Non Family9,8281.5947.6
Male4,4064.6940.1

4.3

Average Family Size

4.02

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Oxnard Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade28,30922.53%
9th to 12th Grade12,4479.90%
High School Graduate28,04322.32%
Some College26,54921.13%
Associates Degree9,2467.36%
Bachelors Degree15,21512.11%
Graduate Degree5,8584.66%

Oxnard Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic85,06847,3657,302
White23,71922,3277,827
Other Race11,1826,3011,005
Asian11,07010,1224,296
Black4,1973,8071,413
Multiple Races2,6492,255567
Native American1,848888135
Islander32020641

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,848$31,734$25,559
Less Than High School$20,356$22,878$15,805
High School Grad$27,437$31,165$22,877
Some College$37,095$44,362$31,582
Bachelors Degree$49,369$52,646$45,666
Graduate Degree$72,423$94,225$60,344

$29,848

Average Earnings

$31,734

Average Male

$25,559

Average Female

Oxnard Language

Oxnard Language by Age

Oxnard Language

32.12% of Oxnard residents speak only English, while 67.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.43% of the population.

Oxnard Poverty

Oxnard Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic152,53427,18817.82%
Other19,2222,92415.21%
White28,8822,7489.51%
Asian15,0551,3408.90%
Multiple6,2751,00416.00%
Native3,26498030.02%
Black5,5774988.93%
Islander457347.44%

15.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.91%

Male Poverty Rate

17.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oxnard

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oxnard is Native, with 30.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oxnard is Islander, with 7.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.40%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.62%
High School12.28%
Some College6.95%
Bachelors or Greater5.36%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.50%
Male Unemployed24.02%
Female Employed8.91%
Male Employed7.79%

Oxnard Income

Oxnard Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$64,837$83,206
Families$64,708$82,413
Married Families$76,635$95,485
Non Families$49,109$62,726

Oxnard Marital Status

Oxnard Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

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

7,651

Number of Veterans

6,958

Male Veterans

693

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,803
Second Gulf War1,704
First Gulf War1,419
Korea630
World War II215
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,869
35 to 541,649
55 to 641,616
75+1,558
18 to 34959

Oxnard Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,1994.67%
Hispanic2,2132.13%
Asian9447.68%
Black73015.86%
Other3152.26%
2 or More3048.47%
Indian803.40%
Hawaiian7922.32%

Oxnard Veterans by Education

8.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oxnard Employment Status

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

7.8%

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

54.32%

Born in California

63.84%

Native Born

36.16%

Foreign Born

22.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

63.84% of Oxnard residents were born in the United States, with 54.32% having been born in California. 22.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.