Poverty in Oxnard, California

What is the poverty rate in Oxnard, California?
The poverty rate in Oxnard is 15.6%. One out of every 6.4 residents of Oxnard lives in poverty.

How many people in Oxnard, California live in poverty?
31,961 of 205,011 Oxnard residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Oxnard compare to the rest of California?
The Poverty Rate across the state of California is 15.1%, meaning Oxnard has a slightly higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of California.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Oxnard, California Poverty Rate

Oxnard, California Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

17.3% 15.3%

2011

15.9% 8.0% 15.9%

2012

17.1% 7.0% 15.9%

2013

17.7% 3.0% 15.8%

2014

14.9% 18.0% 15.5%

2015

17.6% 17.0% 14.7%

2016

14.8% 18.0% 14.0%

2017

13.7% 7.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Oxnard, California Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

5,577

8.9% 25.2% 2.7%

American Indian

3,264

30.0% 26.8% 1.6%

Asian

15,055

8.9% 11.9% 7.3%

Other

19,222

15.2% 23.8% 9.3%

Two Or More Races

6,275

16.0% 18.4% 3.0%

White

28,882

9.5% 10.3% 14.0%

Hispanic

152,534

17.8% 22.2% 73.8%

What's the Poverty Rate in Oxnard, California By Race?

8.9% of Black residents of Oxnard, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Oxnard, California is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 498 of 5,577 black Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.7% of the total population of Oxnard, California are black.

8.9% of Asian residents of Oxnard, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Oxnard, California is dramatically lower than the national average of 11.9%. 1,340 of 15,055 asian Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 7.3% of the total population of Oxnard, California are asian.

9.5% of White residents of Oxnard, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Oxnard, California is the same as than the national average. 2,748 of 28,882 white Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 14.0% of the total population of Oxnard, California are white.

17.8% of Hispanic residents of Oxnard, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Oxnard, California is the same as than the national average. 27,188 of 152,534 hispanic Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 73.8% of the total population of Oxnard, California are hispanic.

Oxnard, California Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Oxnard, California?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Oxnard, California is 13.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Oxnard, California is 17.3%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Oxnard, California

Female residents of Oxnard, California are meaningfully(24%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

14,322 of 102,968 males in Oxnard live below the poverty line.

17,639 of 102,043 females in Oxnard live below the poverty line.

Oxnard, California Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Oxnard can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Oxnard, California have a Poverty Rate of 20.3%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Oxnard, California have a Poverty Rate of 13.2%.

Poverty for younger ages in Oxnard is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Oxnard, California have a Poverty Rate of 20.8%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Oxnard, California have a Poverty Rate of 26.1%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Oxnard can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Oxnard, California have a Poverty Rate of 20.8%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Oxnard, California have a Poverty Rate of 23.0%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Oxnard, California have a Poverty Rate of 11.3%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Oxnard, California have a Poverty Rate of 10.4%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Oxnard, California Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Oxnard, California?

Oxnard, California Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Oxnard, California Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

24.6%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

24.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

21.2%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

13.2%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

9.8%

75 to 84 Years Old

8.1%

Over 85 Years Old

13.9%

Oxnard, California Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Oxnard, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Oxnard, California who were born citizens of the United States is 14.8%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Oxnard, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 16.9%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Oxnard, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Oxnard, California have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 130,497 residents of Oxnard, California who were born citizens of the United States, 19,375 (14.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 12,586 (16.9%) of 74,514 residents of Oxnard, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Oxnard, California

The poverty rate in Oxnard is 15.6%.
Oxnard is in Ventura County.
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City Poverty Rate
Bell Canyon 6.7%
Camarillo 6.9%
El Rio 19.8%
Fillmore 18.9%
Lake Sherwood 2.8%
Meiners Oaks 18.8%
Mira Monte 9.8%
Moorpark 5.9%
Oak Park 3.5%
Oak View 6.8%
Ojai 8.5%
Oxnard 15.6%
Piru 10.1%
Port Hueneme 11.9%
San Buenaventura (Ventura) 11.2%
Santa Paula 16.0%
Santa Rosa Valley 5.1%
Santa Susana 8.8%
Saticoy 18.8%
Simi Valley 6.2%
Thousand Oaks 5.7%
Casa Conejo 3.4%
Channel Islands Beach 3.2%

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