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Oceanside is a city in San Diego County, in the San Diego-Carlsbad metro area.

The latitude of Oceanside is 33.195N. The longitude is -117.378W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 167,082.


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Median household income
Local
$46,301
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oceanside demographic reports
Oceanside is on the Pacific Ocean
Public transportation: North San Diego County Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,090. The number of murders and homicides was 8. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1986 movie, "Top Gun"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: California Surf Museum, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Heritage Park Village & Museum
Colleges and universities: Mira Costa College, Eldorado College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 106

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oceanside demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Diego County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Diego area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92057 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Oceanside residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oceanside ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oceanside was $20,329, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Oceanside residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Oceanside, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $761.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,403.


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Libraries in Oceanside include Literacy Learning Center, Mission Branch Library, Oceanside Public Library ... View libraries

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San Diego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oceanside political report.

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Oceanside restaurants taking online reservations include GiGi's Italian Eatery ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Oceanside workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 43 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oceanside between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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