Oxnard, California Population 2023

203,311

Oxnard is a city located in Ventura County California. With a 2023 population of 203,311, it is the 22nd largest city in California and the 128th largest city in the United States.Oxnard is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 0.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 202,063 in 2020. Spanning over 39 miles, Oxnard has a population density of 7,664 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oxnard is $88,891 with a poverty rate of 14.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Oxnard is 32.8 years, 32 years for males, and 33.8 years for females.

Oxnard city was incorporated in 1903 and since then has established itself as a center of transportation. 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.

Oxnard Age and Gender Statistics

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: 66.58%
  • Two or more races: 11.63%
  • Other race: 11.12%
  • Asian: 6.69%
  • Black or African American: 2.24%
  • Native American: 1.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.4%
The current population of Oxnard, California is 203,311 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 202,063.

Oxnard, California Population 2023

Oxnard Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oxnard Population by Race

Oxnard Population Pyramid 2023

Oxnard Median Age

32.8

Total

32

Male

33.8

Female

Oxnard Adults

There are 152,248 adults, (20,776 of whom are seniors) in Oxnard.

Oxnard Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Oxnard Sex Ratio

Female102,73849.46%
Male104,98450.54%

Oxnard Population by Age

Oxnard Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

4.34

Average Family Size

4.04

Average Household Size

54.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oxnard Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oxnard Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oxnard Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.34%.

Oxnard Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$32,642

Average Earnings

$35,524

Average Male

$30,826

Average Female

Oxnard Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oxnard Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oxnard Language

32.88% of Oxnard residents speak only English, while 67.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 59.8% of the population.

Oxnard Language

Oxnard Poverty by Race

rate

14.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.31%

Male Poverty Rate

12.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oxnard

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oxnard is Native, with 40.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oxnard is Islander, with 1.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.56%.

Oxnard Poverty

Oxnard Poverty Rate by Education

Oxnard Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oxnard Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oxnard Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Oxnard Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oxnard Marriage

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

Oxnard Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oxnard Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,712

Number of Veterans

6,074

Male Veterans

638

Female Veterans

Oxnard Veterans by War

Oxnard Veterans by Age

count

Oxnard Veterans by Race

Oxnard Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oxnard Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Oxnard Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oxnard Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oxnard Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.52%

Born in Oxnard

67.99%

Native Born

34.81%

Foreign Born

19.72%

Non Citizen

15.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.99% of Oxnard residents were born in the United States, with 58.52% having been born in California. 19.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Oxnard Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Oxnard Population by Year