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Did You Know These About Oxnard?

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Located in Southern California, Oxnard is home to some of the richest agricultural area in the nation. It is nestled on the Oxnard Plain, which is a land with fertile soil. The city is a growing center of tourism and commerce. It is a multicultural city that maintains the small-town charm and hospitality. Did you know that Oxnard is the seventh richest cities in United States? Did you know Oxnard hosts the most popular festival- “California Strawberry Festival”, where millions of strawberries are consumed as strawberry beer, strawberry nachos, pizza, cakes and much more? Know more such interesting facts about Oxnard.

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Oxnard Geographic and Demographic Fast Facts

  • Oxnard is located in Southern California along the Pacific coastline.
  • It is nestled approx 35 miles from Santa Barbara (south) and 60 miles from Los Angeles (northwest).
  • It is the largest and the most populous city in Ventura County.
  • It is the nineteenth most populous city in California.
  • It stretches for more than 39.2miles and has over 20 miles of coastline covered with white sand.
  • It is the centre for transportation in Southern California. The Union Pacific, Greyhound, Metrolink and Amtrak all have stops in Oxnard.
  • The ethnic composition of Oxnard includes- White- 48.2%, African American- 2.9%, Native American- 1.5%, Asian-7.4%, Pacific Islander-0.3%, other races- 35.1%, and two or more races-4.6%.

Oxnard History Fast Facts

  • The early inhabitants of the area where Oxnard is built were the Chumash Indians who were known for their fine basket work and plank canoes.
  • In 1903, Oxnard was incorporated as a city in California. 
  • In 1907, the public library was opened.
  • The city was named after Henry Oxnard and his two brothers- James Oxnard and Ben Oxnard.
  • The city was a major producer of lima beans and strawberries.

Oxnard Government and Economy Fast Facts

  • Oxnard follows council-manager type of government.
  • It is a thriving center of tourism and industry, and commerce.
  • Agriculture, manufacturing industries, electronic, defense and aerospace has also contributed to the growth and development of Oxnard.
  • The city is one of the major manufacturing centers in the Greater LA area.
  • Other major industries driving Oxnard’s economy are high tech industries, petroleum, finance and transportation.
  • The city has been popular for many different crops over the years, including strawberries, lima beans, sugar beers and cucumbers.

Oxnard Important and Interesting Fast Facts

  • Oxnard is nicknamed as “Gateway to the Channel Islands”.
  • One of the popular festivals of the City of Oxnard is the “California Strawberry Festival” that attracts visitors from around the world.
  • The city is home to 9 Major League Baseball players, 5 Championship Boxers and 8 NFL Football Players.
  • As per Teschsio.com, Oxnard is the seventh richest cities in United States.
  • It is one of the safest cities in United States according to Business Insider (2013).
  • It is home to two active oil fields.
  • Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard has the largest collection of kosher wines in the country.
  • The city has two local farmer’s market- the Channel Island Farmer’s Market held on Sundays, and the Downtown Oxnard Farmer’s Market held on Thrusdays.
  • The city is home to two naval bases- Point Mugu and Port Hueneme.
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