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Oxnard is a city in Ventura County.

The community was named after Henry T. Oxnard, owner of the American Beet Sugar Co.

The latitude of Oxnard is 34.197N. The longitude is -119.176W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 180,872.


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Median household income
Local
$48,603
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oxnard demographic reports
Oxnard is on the Santa Barbara Channel of the Pacific.
Public transportation: South Coast Area Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 808. The number of murders and homicides was 22. The violent crime rate was 4.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "Erin Brockovich"
· 1963 movie, "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"
· 2004 movie, "Sideways"
Census 2000 highlights: Among major American cities, ranks No. 8 in percentage Hispanic population (66.2%)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Strawberry Festival - May 19-20, 2007
  • Salsa Festival - July 28-29, 2007
  • Multicultural Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Oxnard web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Point Mugu State Park
Historic sites and museums: Carnegie Art Museum, Gull Wings Children's Museum, Heritage Square Museum, Ventura County Maritime Museum
Colleges and universities: Oxnard College, Golden State School
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 118

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oxnard demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ventura County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ventura area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93003 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Oxnard residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oxnard ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oxnard was $15,288, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Oxnard residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Oxnard, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $729.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,469.


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Libraries in Oxnard include Colonia Center Library, Oxnard Public Library, Soliz Library, South Oxnard Center Branch Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Oxnard include KBEH.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCRU.

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Ventura County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oxnard political report.

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Oxnard restaurants taking online reservations include Capistrano's - Oxnard, Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Oxnard workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 30 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oxnard between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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