Oxnard, California

Oxnard (/ˈɒksnɑːrd/ (listen)) is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. On California's South Coast, it is the most populous city in Ventura County and the 22nd most populous city in California. Incorporated in 1903, Oxnard lies approximately 60 miles (97 km) west of downtown Los Angeles and is part of the larger Greater Los Angeles area.

Oxnard, California
City of Oxnard
Clockwise: Channel Islands Harbor; Carnegie Art Museum; hotel at the beach
Gateway to the Channel Islands
Location in Ventura County and the state of California
Location in the United States
Oxnard (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°11′29″N 119°10′57″W
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedJune 30, 1903[1]
Named forHenry T. Oxnard
  City council[2]
  • Mayor John Zaragoza
  • Bryan A. MacDonald
  • Oscar Madrigal
  • Gabe Teran
  • Bert Perello
  • Gabriela Basua
  • Vianey Lopez
  City treasurerPhil Molina
  City clerkRose Chaparro[3]
  City managerAlexander Nguyen
  Total39.14 sq mi (101.38 km2)
  Land26.53 sq mi (68.70 km2)
  Water12.62 sq mi (32.68 km2)  31.41%
Elevation52 ft (16 m)
  Rank1st in Ventura County
22nd in California
117th in the United States
  Density7,616.40/sq mi (2,940.71/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[7]
Area codes805 and 820
FIPS code06-54652
GNIS feature IDs1652766, 2411347

It is at the western edge of the fertile Oxnard Plain, adjacent to agricultural fields with strawberries, lima beans and other vegetable crops. Oxnard is also a major transportation hub in Southern California, with Amtrak, Union Pacific, Metrolink, Greyhound, and Intercalifornias stopping there. It also has a small regional airport, Oxnard Airport (OXR). The town also has significant connections to the nearby oil fields Oxnard Oil Field and the West Montalvo Oil Field. The high density of oil, industry and agricultural activities around the city, have led to several environmental issues.[8]

Oxnard's population was 202,063 as of 2020,[9] and is largely Latino.[8] It is the most populous city in the Oxnard–Thousand Oaks–Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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