Oceanside, CA

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Population

174,811

0.565% growth

Median Age

37.5


Median Household Income

$61,778

4.8% growth

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Number of Employees

80,261

2.44% growth

Median Property Value

$423,100

10.2% growth

About

In 2017, Oceanside, CA had a population of 175k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $61,778. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oceanside, CA grew from 173,829 to 174,811, a 0.565% increase and its median household income grew from $58,949 to $61,778, a 4.8% increase.

The population of Oceanside, CA is 48.3% White Alone, 35.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.16% Asian Alone. 31% of the people in Oceanside, CA speak a non-English language, and 90.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oceanside, CA are MiraCosta College (3,299 degrees awarded in 2016), Oceanside College of Beauty (35 degrees), and MediaTech Institute-Oceanside (27 degrees).

The median property value in Oceanside, CA is $423,100, and the homeownership rate is 56%. Most people in Oceanside, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Oceanside, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Oceanside, CA employs 80.3k people. The largest industries in Oceanside, CA are Retail Trade (9,829 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,707 people), and Manufacturing (9,219 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($103,472), Utilities ($91,538), and Information ($63,228).

Median household income in Oceanside, CA is $61,778. Males in Oceanside, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Oceanside, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,778

2017 value

± $1,319

4.8%

1 Year Growth

± 3.32%

Households in Oceanside, CA have a median annual income of $61,778, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,949 in 2016, which represents a 4.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oceanside, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oceanside, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oceanside, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 193.01

  2. Census Tract 186.11

  3. Census Tract 198.09

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oceanside, CA was Census Tract 193.01 with a value of $89,821, followed by Census Tract 186.11 and Census Tract 198.09, with respective values of $84,899 and $84,016.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oceanside, CA (22.5k out of 174k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,255 ± 1,061

  2. Hispanic

    10,116 ± 851

  3. Other

    2,194 ± 379

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

80.3k

2017 Value

± 2,204

2.44%

1 Year growth

± 3.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oceanside, CA grew at a rate of 2.44%, from 78.4k employees to 80.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oceanside, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,466 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,107 people), and Management Occupations (7,458 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oceanside, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oceanside, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,466 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,107 people), and Management Occupations (7,458 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oceanside, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.42 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.36 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oceanside, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,559), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,808), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($75,114).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

80.3k

2017 Value

± 2,204

2.44%

1 Year growth

± 3.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oceanside, CA grew at a rate of 2.44%, from 78.4k employees to 80.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oceanside, CA, are Retail Trade (9,829 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,707 people), and Manufacturing (9,219 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Oceanside, CA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (9,829 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,707 people), and Manufacturing (9,219 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oceanside, CA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.34 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.31 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oceanside, CA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($103,472), Utilities ($91,538), and Information ($63,228).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.7% of the population of Oceanside, CA has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 5.69% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Oceanside, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Oceanside, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%

Uninsured

44.1%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

5.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oceanside, CA declined by 16% from 12.3% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oceanside, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Oceanside, CA is home to a population of 175k people, from which 90.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.9% of Oceanside, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Oceanside, CA is composed of 84.4k White Alone residents (48.3%), 61.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (35.1%), 12.5k Asian Alone residents (7.16%), 8.53k Black or African American Alone residents (4.88%), 6.05k Two or More Races residents (3.46%), 1.23k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.704%), 646 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.37%), and 170 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0972%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Oceanside, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (37,669 speakers), Tagalog (3,951 speakers), and Chinese (904 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oceanside, CA was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Oceanside, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Oceanside, CA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 19.9% of Oceanside, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oceanside, CA was 19.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oceanside, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Oceanside, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

90.5%

2017 Citizenship

90.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.5% of Oceanside, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oceanside, CA was 90.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    84.4k ± 1.84k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    61.3k ± 2.85k

  3. Asian Alone

    12.5k ± 1.15k

In 2017, there were 1.38 times more White Alone residents (84.4k people) in Oceanside, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 61.3k Hispanic or Latino and 12.5k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Oceanside, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    37,669 speakers (23.3%)

  2. Tagalog

    3,951 speakers (2.44%)

  3. Chinese

    904 speakers (0.559%)

31% of Oceanside, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Oceanside, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 23.3% of the overall population of Oceanside, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.44% speak Tagalog and 0.559% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,887 ± 458

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,496 ± 505

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,582 ± 385

Oceanside, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Oceanside, CA awarded 3,372 degrees. The student population of Oceanside, CA is skewed towards women, with 6,267 male students and 8,611 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oceanside, CA are White (1,497 and 45.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,095 and 33.3%), Asian (255 and 7.75%), and Two or More Races (210 and 6.38%).

The largest universities in Oceanside, CA by number of degrees awarded are MiraCosta College (3,299 and 97.8%), Oceanside College of Beauty (35 and 1.04%), and MediaTech Institute-Oceanside (27 and 0.801%).

The most popular majors in Oceanside, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,489 and 44.2%), Biological & Physical Sciences (212 and 6.29%), and Humanistic Studies (196 and 5.81%).

The median tuition costs in Oceanside, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 212 degrees awarded

  2. 196 degrees awarded

  3. 515 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Oceanside, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 212 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,299 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Oceanside, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was MiraCosta College with 3,299 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,280

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,092

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,280 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oceanside, CA, which is 0.612 times less than the 2,092 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,497 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,095 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    255 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Oceanside, CA were to White students. These 1,497 degrees mean that there were 1.37 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,095 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oceanside, CA was $423,100 in 2017, which is 1.94 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $384,100 to $423,100, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Oceanside, CA is 56%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oceanside, CA have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oceanside, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,778

Median Household Income

± $1,319

62k

Number of Households

± 1,650

In 2017, the median household income of the 62k households in Oceanside, CA grew to $61,778 from the previous year's value of $58,949.

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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Housing

Property Value

$423,100

2017 Median

± $6,880

$384,100

2016 Median

± $5,490

In 2017, the median property value in Oceanside, CA grew to to $423,100 from the previous year's value of $384,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Oceanside, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oceanside, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oceanside, CA 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.

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Rent vs Own

56%

2017 Homeownership

56.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56% of the housing units in Oceanside, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Oceanside, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oceanside, CA have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.79% of the workforce in Oceanside, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oceanside, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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