Oceanside

Overview for Oceanside, CA

174,461 people live in Oceanside, where the median age is 37.1 and the average individual income is $37,366. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

174,461

Total Population

37.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$37,366

Average individual Income

Introduction: Nestled along the beautiful California coastline, Oceanside stands as a vibrant city with a unique blend of urban amenities and seaside serenity. In this blog, we'll delve into what makes Oceanside a sought-after destination, covering its proximity to major cities, rich history, diverse job market, educational opportunities, culinary scene, entertainment options, outdoor attractions, luxury living, and more.

Proximity to Major City: Oceanside enjoys close proximity to major cities such as San Diego and Los Angeles, making it an ideal location for those seeking accessibility to urban centers while relishing in a more relaxed coastal lifestyle.

A Rich Tapestry of History: With a history dating back centuries, Oceanside boasts a rich cultural heritage. From its indigenous roots to its significance during the Spanish colonial era and its role in modern times, the city's historical tapestry is woven with stories of resilience, growth, and diversity.

A Diverse Job Market: Oceanside offers a diverse job market spanning various industries, including healthcare, tourism, technology, and manufacturing. With companies like Genentech, Tri-City Medical Center, and local military bases providing employment opportunities, residents have access to a wide array of career paths.

Education: Oceanside provides numerous educational options, including public, private, and charter schools, catering to the diverse needs of families. Additionally, institutions like MiraCosta College and California State University, San Marcos, offer higher education opportunities for those seeking to further their academic pursuits.

Food, Entertainment, and the Works!

Culinary Adventures: Embark on a culinary journey in Oceanside, where a plethora of eateries awaits. From fresh seafood joints along the harbor to cozy cafes serving artisanal coffee, the city's dining scene caters to every palate.

Weekend Vibes: Experience the vibrant energy of Oceanside's weekly markets and festivals, where locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate art, music, and community spirit.

Retail Therapy: Indulge in some retail therapy at Oceanside's diverse shopping options, ranging from boutique stores in downtown to modern retail complexes in mixed-use communities like Pacific City.

Greenspaces and Outdoor Fun: Nature enthusiasts will delight in Oceanside's abundance of greenspaces and outdoor activities. Explore scenic trails at Guajome Regional Park, catch waves at Oceanside Pier, or simply bask in the sun at one of the city's pristine beaches.

Beyond the Everyday: Beyond its everyday charm, Oceanside offers unique experiences such as whale watching excursions, surfing lessons, and cultural events that showcase the city's dynamic spirit and coastal allure.

Luxury Living: For those seeking luxury living, Oceanside boasts several upscale subdivisions, including exclusive communities like Ocean Hills Country Club, Fire Mountain, South Oceanside, and Morro Hills, offering luxurious amenities and breathtaking ocean views.

In a Nutshell: In conclusion, Oceanside epitomizes the quintessential California lifestyle, offering residents a perfect blend of coastal beauty, cultural richness, and urban convenience. Whether you're drawn to its picturesque beaches, diverse dining scene, or thriving job market, Oceanside truly has something for everyone, making it an excellent choice for individuals and families alike.

 
 

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Demographics and Employment Data for Oceanside, CA

Oceanside has 60,838 households, with an average household size of 2.86. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Oceanside do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 174,461 people call Oceanside home. The population density is 4,227.28 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

174,461

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.1

Median Age

49.86 / 50.14%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
60,838

Total Households

2.86

Average Household Size

$37,366

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Oceanside, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Oceanside. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
T.H.E Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Oceanside Adventist Elementary
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Scholarship Prep - Oceanside
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Palmquist Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Montessori School Of Oceanside # 2
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Childtime Children's Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
South Oceanside Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Christa McAuliffe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Oceanside Unified School District Adult Transition Program
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
Mission Meadows Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Montessori School Of Oceanside
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Bonsall West Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Classical Academy Vista
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
San Luis Rey Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Louise Foussat Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Alamosa Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Teri Learning Academy
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
St Mary Star Of The Sea School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Coastal Academy Charter
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Martin Luther King Junior Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Surfside High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available

Around Oceanside, CA

There's plenty to do around Oceanside, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

25
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
16
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
29
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sacred Space Oceanside, Vitality Fitness, and First Step Gymnastics.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.56 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.39 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.12 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.99 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.55 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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