Oceanside, CA

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2022 Population
173,722
0.424% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.5
1.08% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.2%
2.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$86,701
7.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$644,600
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
85,385
0.101% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Oceanside, CA had a population of 174k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $86,701. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oceanside, CA declined from 174,461 to 173,722, a −0.424% decrease and its median household income grew from $80,837 to $86,701, a 7.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oceanside, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.3%), White (Hispanic) (14.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.5%), Other (Hispanic) (8.58%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7%).

None of the households in Oceanside, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.8% of the residents in Oceanside, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oceanside, CA are MiraCosta College (3,605 degrees awarded in 2022) and UEI College-Oceanside (468848) (593 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Oceanside, CA was $644,600, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%.

Most people in Oceanside, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Oceanside, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oceanside, CA is home to a population of 174k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.4% of Oceanside, CA residents were born outside of the country (35.4k people).

In 2022, there were 3.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.9k people) in Oceanside, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.6k White (Hispanic) and 23.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.8%
2022 Citizenship
90.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.8% of Oceanside, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oceanside, CA was 90.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oceanside, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    76.9k ± 2.7k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    24.6k ± 2.24k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    23.4k ± 2.32k
37.7%
Hispanic Population
65.5k people

In 2022, there were 3.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.9k people) in Oceanside, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.6k White (Hispanic) and 23.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

37.7% of the people in Oceanside, CA are hispanic (65.5k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
35.4k people
20.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
35.4k people

As of 2022, 20.4% of Oceanside, CA residents (35.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oceanside, CA was 20.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,597 ± 641
  2. Vietnam
    3,459 ± 365
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,847 ± 283

Oceanside, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oceanside, CA employs 85.4k people. The largest industries in Oceanside, CA are Manufacturing (10,448 people), Retail Trade (10,009 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,149 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,333), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,862), and Public Administration ($78,511).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

85.4k
2022 Value
± 2,416
−0.101%
1 Year decline
± 4.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oceanside, CA declined at a rate of −0.101%, from 85.5k employees to 85.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oceanside, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,086 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,013 people), and Management Occupations (8,467 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oceanside, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

85.4k
2022 Value
± 2,416
−0.101%
1 Year decline
± 4.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oceanside, CA declined at a rate of −0.101%, from 85.5k employees to 85.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oceanside, CA, are Manufacturing (10,448 people), Retail Trade (10,009 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,149 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oceanside, CA, though some of these residents may live in Oceanside, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,698
Median earning men ± $3,443
$37,560
Median earning women ± $1,705

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($82,142), Information ($81,538), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,515).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,459), Construction ($56,111), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,272).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Oceanside, CA awarded 4,198 degrees. The student population of Oceanside, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,936 male students and 6,772 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oceanside, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,610 and 39%), followed by White (1,429 and 34.7%), Unknown (430 and 10.4%), and Two or More Races (266 and 6.45%).

The largest universities in Oceanside, CA by number of degrees awarded are MiraCosta College (3,605 and 85.9%) and UEI College-Oceanside (468848) (593 and 14.1%).

The most popular majors in Oceanside, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,442 and 34.3%), Biological & Physical Sciences (277 and 6.6%), and Medical Assistant (255 and 6.07%).

The median tuition cost in Oceanside, CA for a public four year colleges is $1,104 for in-state students and $8,400 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 11,708 students enrolled in Oceanside, CA, 42.2% men and 57.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 4,960 records, of which 62% were women and 38% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 277 degrees awarded
  2. 171 degrees awarded
  3. 396 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Oceanside, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 277 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Oceanside, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,605 degrees awarded
  2. 593 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was MiraCosta College with 3,605 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,535 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oceanside, CA, which is 0.576 times less than the 2,663 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,610 degrees mean that there were 1.13 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,429 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($48) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,972) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oceanside, CA was $644,600 in 2022, which is 2.29 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $568,700 to $644,600, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Oceanside, CA is 57.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oceanside, CA have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oceanside, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oceanside, CA is $86,701. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Oceanside, CA was Census Tract 186.12 with a value of $137,857, followed by Census Tract 186.01 and Census Tract 186.08, with respective values of $137,500 and $125,160.

Property

$644,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,124
$35,668
Median Property Taxes
±$1,424

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oceanside, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oceanside, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.9% of the housing units in Oceanside, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 186.12
  2. Census Tract 186.01
  3. Census Tract 186.08

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oceanside, CA was Census Tract 186.12 with a value of $137,857, followed by Census Tract 186.01 and Census Tract 186.08, with respective values of $137,500 and $125,160.

The following map shows all of the places in Oceanside, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$86,701
Median Household Income
± $3,152
61.6k
Number of Households
± 2,017

In 2022, the median household income of the 61.6k households in Oceanside, CA grew to $86,701 from the previous year's value of $80,837.

The following chart displays the households in Oceanside, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oceanside, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.83%)

In 2022, 71.5% of workers in Oceanside, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oceanside, CA have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.58% of the workforce in Oceanside, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oceanside, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oceanside, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oceanside, CA (15.9k out of 173k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oceanside, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91% of the population of Oceanside, CA has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 3.87% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see 1223 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1242 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1084 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,223 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in San Diego County, CA

Primary care physicians in San Diego County, CA see an average of 1,223 patients per year. This represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1,242 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Diego County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.01%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
3.87%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oceanside, CA declined by 1.94% from 9.19% to 9.01%.

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