Population: 173,109

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 59%
Single 41%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Oceanside has a low population density. Oceanside is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

4,265 Oceanside
27,441 New York

City Info

Oceanside, CA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Oceanside has a population density of 4,265, with 173,109 current residents.

Out of the 173,109 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 59% of the residents are married and 41% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 73% Sun
  • 10% Rain
  • 0% Snow


58°F average temperature

  • 26 years Median home age
  • $262,450 Median home price
  • -11.53% Home appreciation rate
  • 7.35% Annual property tax
  • 58.9%
    Homes owned
  • 35.5%
    Homes rented
  • 5.6%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Oceanside, the air quality is 5% and the weather, on average, is 73% sunny, 10% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 58°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Oceanside, you should know that 58.9% of homes are owned while 35.5% of homes are rented, and 5.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $262,450, the median age of homes is 26 years, the annual home appreciation is -11.53% and the annual property tax is 7.35%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Oceanside, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Oceanside’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Oceanside is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 54.15% Democratic, 43.95% Republican, and 1.90% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:21


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 81%
    High school diploma
  • 8%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 15%
    Bachelors degree
  • 7%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Oceanside, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.00% of residents are unemployed in Oceanside (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Oceanside residents: 13.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 18.20% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.8% are in the customer service field, 27.5% are in the sales field, 0.97% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 13.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:21. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 80.77%, 8.24% of residents have an associate’s degree, 14.75% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 7.25% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Oceanside, you should be aware that the average commute time is 31 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Oceanside have a few different options. 73% of commuters use their own cars, 16% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.

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