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The City of Oxnard is located in western Ventura County midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles on the southern coast of California .   It is one of several communities in the fertile Oxnard plain, a scenic region with a booming economy. The county's 1,864 square miles include hundreds of miles of national and state parks and forests, including the Los Padres National Forest which makes up most of the northern half of the county.   Oxnard was incorporated in 1903 by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, who officially named the city after the Oxnard brothers who established the American Beet Sugar Company between 1887-1889. The city grew steadily into what is now a population of nearly 185,000.   By 2020, Ventura is projected to be home to almost 956,400 residents.   Although agriculture remains a major industry, contemporary Oxnard enjoys an expanding economy based on a healthy combination of agriculture, commercial and manufacturing development, tourism, and the U.S. Navy.   Ventura County 's unemployment rate declined to 4.3 percent in 2006, while the labor force increased to 425,400, a gain of 4,500 over 2005 figures.   Ventura County has recorded consistently lower unemployment rates than California over the profiled years.

Heritage Square - Downtown Oxnard

 

Visit Oxnard today and you'll find an international city...an agricultural leader and resort community...a world trade port and an active participant in the major market area of Southern California . Expect to see high rise buildings, acres of new housing and new industrial parks and commercial centers. There are golf courses, marinas and wonderfully colored landscaped streets. There are three community colleges in the area and a new addition to the California State university system, University of California at Channel Islands . There are some things that haven't changed. There is a small town atmosphere in this California Beach Community where fields of strawberries flourish along many roads, and the Mediterranean climate is rivaled elsewhere in the world.   Ventura County ranks as one of the safest counties in the country, and in the city of Oxnard , crime is at a 20 year low. The City of Oxnard has the lowest fire insurance rating in Ventura County .

 
  climate and weather

 

TEMPERATURES (Degrees Fahrenheit)

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Maximum
66
68
69
72
73
77
82
82
82
78
73
68
Minimum
40
42
43
46
50
53
56
57
55
50
45
41

 

RAINFALL*

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
4
4
3
1
0.24
0.05
.001
0.05
0.27
0.39
2
3
*(Inches)

 

30 YEAR AVERAGE

High Temperature: 70.4
Low Temperature: 50.9
Rainfall: 14.38 Inches
 
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