Oceanside

The city boasts a stunning coastline, with sandy beaches stretching for miles.

Welcome to Oceanside

Oceanside, California is a vibrant coastal city located in San Diego County. Situated along the Pacific Ocean, it offers residents and visitors a delightful blend of natural beauty, a pleasant climate, and an array of recreational activities. With a population of approximately 175,000 people, Oceanside has a welcoming and diverse community.
 
The city boasts a stunning coastline, with sandy beaches stretching for miles, making it a popular destination for surfers, sunbathers, and water sports enthusiasts. Oceanside Harbor is a bustling marina where visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, and whale-watching tours. The iconic Oceanside Pier is a favorite spot for leisurely strolls and offers breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding area.
 
Oceanside's downtown area is a lively hub of activity, featuring a charming mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The California Surf Museum is a must-visit for surf enthusiasts, showcasing the rich history and culture of the sport. The city also hosts a variety of festivals, art walks, and live music events throughout the year, creating a vibrant arts and culture scene.
 
For outdoor enthusiasts, Oceanside offers numerous parks and trails, providing opportunities for hiking, biking, and picnicking. The nearby Mount Ecclesia, a hilltop area, is home to the beautiful Rosicrucian Fellowship Temple and offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the coastline.
 
Oceanside's military presence is notable, as it is home to Camp Pendleton, one of the largest marine corps bases in the United States. The military influence adds to the city's unique character and provides support and opportunities for the local community.
 
Overall, Oceanside, California is a captivating coastal destination with its beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, vibrant downtown, and diverse community, making it a desirable place to live or visit for those seeking a relaxed coastal lifestyle.
 
 

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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

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 MadStrange, Pacifico Athletics, and Pilates PhysioWise - Carlsbad.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.22 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.87 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.65 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.81 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.62 miles 84 reviews 5/5 stars

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

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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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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Mixed Schools ()
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

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