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.