Oxnard 57 Poor
Oxnard Livability #1,064 ranked city in California#24,899 ranked city in the USARanks better than 15% of areas
A+ Oxnard Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Oxnard Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than California
13535% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oxnard cost of living
C- Oxnard Crime Total crime is 7% lower than California
Total crime
2,4123% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 423% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
3%Year over year crime is up
Oxnard crime
D Oxnard Employment Household income is 3% lower than California
Median household income
$61,70912% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$21,10229% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%23% higher than the US average
Oxnard employment
D+ Oxnard Housing Home value is 11% lower than California
Median home value
$362,90096% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,39647% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%16% lower than the US average
Oxnard real estate or Oxnard rentals
F Oxnard Schools HS graduation rate is 19% lower than California
High school grad. rates
64%23% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:132% higher than the US average
Oxnard K-12 schools
D- Oxnard User Ratings There are a total of 27 ratings in Oxnard
Overall user rating
51% 27 total ratings
User reviews rating
48% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
52% 23 total surveys
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      Living in Oxnard, CA

      Oxnard, California is a large city with a population of 204,752 inhabitants. With a population density of 7,562 people per square mile, Oxnard is well above the nation's average density level. 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. The median age of all Oxnard residents is 31, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Living in Oxnard can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Oxnard and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Oxnard to California and the national average.

      The livability score in Oxnard is 61/100 and the city is ranked in the 22nd percentile of all cities across America. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Oxnard has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A-). Oxnard does not do well for the following: crime (D-), cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Oxnard, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Channel Islands Harbor, Sail Channel Islands Day Tours, and Herzog Wine Cellars.

      Oxnard real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Oxnard. 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. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Oxnard area were 5.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.5%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Oxnard transportation information

      Average one way commute25min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.1%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool19.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.2%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.7%5.4%4.6%

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      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 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).