Oxnard 56 Below average
Oxnard Livability #789 ranked city in California#21,217 ranked city in the USARanks better than 27% of areas

New Real Estate Listings in Oxnard Area

Search Homes for Sale in Oxnard, CA

Best Places to Live in and Around Oxnard

See all the best places to live around Oxnard

How Do You Rate The Livability In Oxnard?

1. Select a livability score between 1-100
2. Select any tags that apply to this area
View results

Compare Oxnard, CA Livability


      Living in Oxnard, CA

      Oxnard, California is a highly populated city with a population of 204,752 inhabitants. In Oxnard, there are 7,562 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (76% White). Given that fact, Oxnard could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Oxnard are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 61% of the population also speak Spanish. Oxnard could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 31 years old is below the nation’s average.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Oxnard, California could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. With useful information like cost of living, commute, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Oxnard and in the areas around Oxnard is a much easier task.

      Oxnard has a livability score of 55 out of 100 and is ranked #814 in California and #22,503 in the USA. This is a lower than the US average livability score as Oxnard does not rank well for most categories. Based on the scores for each individual category, Oxnard has received high marks for employment (B). Unfortunately for Oxnard, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (D-), cost of living (F) and education (F).

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Oxnard is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Oxnard come in at $362,900, which is 11.3% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Oxnard, the home price to income ratio is 5.9, which is 7.8% lower than the California average.

      Oxnard transportation information

      Statistic Oxnard California National
      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.3%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.3%5.4%4.6%

      Check Your Commute Time

      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Oxnard, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).