Oxnard is located at 34°11'29" North, 119°10'57" West (34.191292, -119.182497)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 94.8 km² (36.6 mi²). 65.6 km² (25.3 mi²) of it is land and 29.2 km² (11.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 30.83% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 170,358 people, 43,576 households, and 34,947 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,598.8/km² (6,729.7/mi²). There are 45,166 housing units at an average density of 689.0/km² (1,784.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 42.08% White, 3.78% African American, 1.26% Native American, 7.39% Asian, 0.41% Pacific Islander, 40.36% from other races, and 4.72% from two or more races. 66.22% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 43,576 households out of which 46.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% are married couples living together, 14.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% are non-families. 14.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.85 and the average family size is 4.16.
In the city the population is spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $48,603, and the median income for a family is $49,150. Males have a median income of $30,643 versus $25,381 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,288. 15.1% of the population and 11.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.4% are under the age of 18 and 8.8% are 65 or older.
Oxnard has an airport called Oxnard Airport. Although Oxnard is close to Los Angeles, California, it does not draw very many people from that area due to the fact that the only destination out of Oxnard is Los Angeles International Airport.
There are only two skyscrapers in Oxnard, on Victoria Avenue, both next to each other. The tallest one is a black Morgan Stanley skyscraper, and the smaller, shorter one is a gray City National Bank tower.