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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Oxnard is a city in California with a population of 206,732. Oxnard is in Ventura County. Living in Oxnard offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oxnard there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Oxnard and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Oxnard are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$390,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,444
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Oxnard Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    186.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    154.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    332.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,685.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    369.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%

Working in Oxnard

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,837
National
$55,322
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The weather here is great! For a small city, it is quickly expanding. At times it still feels townsy which is nice because the city feeling can be overwelming. A lot of Hispanic history and celebration makes it feel homey. The county has so much to offer in education for myself and my son. The nightlife can be dull but doesn’t apply to me as I am single parent focused on my education. Housing here is very expensive. Although there are several low income programs/vouchers, they are pretty much impossible to acquire. The area offers plenty of nature which is favorable for those who are physically active.
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Oxnard is a pretty great place to live. It's a nice city with a blend of cultures, food and many helpful communities. We're also located in a county that's not too far away from some great colleges, neighboring cities, and sightseeing whether its in trails, state parks or beaches, to fulfill a vast array of educational, lifestyle, and social pursuits. Downtown Oxnard often has events and lively parades, and they often bring in delicious food trucks and vendors from all over Southern California. Our Strawberry festivals also attract a healthy dose of tourism. If you're into physical pursuits we have many nearby activities: trails, great camping spots, fishing, surfing, kayaking, nearby island trips, a rock climbing gym, normal gyms, baseball parks, a skate park, and state parks nearby.
If you had to pick a city to embody the phrase "dont judge a book by its cover", then I think Oxnard would be on the short list. It's a beautiful city with tons of Rich Culture surrounding it! Like any city there are areas where it's not amazing but even so I think those areas have some good qualities as well. There is always something to do in Oxnard! From the Collection to the Harbor, to any number of small shops around town you'll never get tired of Oxnard!