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Oxnard, California

Oxnard California
Administration
Full nameOxnard
Official nameOxnard
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyVentura
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
City CouncilMayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden
Dr. Irene G. Pinkard
Bryan A. MacDonald
Carmen Ramirez
Tim Flynn
City TreasurerDanielle Navas
City AttorneyAlan Holmberg
City ClerkDaniel Martinez
City ManagerEdmund F. Sotelo
AssemblyPedro Nava (D)
Julia Brownley (D)
Geography
Total Area39.208 sq mi (101.5 km2)
Land Area26.894 sq mi (69.7 km2)
Water Area12.314 sq mi (31.9 km2)
Elevation52 ft (15.8 m)
Demography
Total Population197899 (1st in Ventura County
19th in California
113th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes93030-93033-93035-93036
Area code805
FIPS code06-54652
GNIS feature ID1652766

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Oxnard (c-eniconˈɒksnɑrd) is the 113th largest city in the United States, 19th largest city in California and largest city in Ventura County, California, by way of population. It is located at the western edge of the fertile Oxnard Plain, and is an important agricultural center, with its distinction as the strawberry and lima bean capital of California. Founded in 1903, it is the most populous city in the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura metropolitan area. The population was 197,899 at the 2010 census, up from 170,358 at the 2000 census.

Oxnard is also a major transportation hub in Southern California, with Amtrak, Union Pacific, Metrolink, Greyhound, and Intercalifornia stopping in Oxnard. Oxnard also has a regional airport called Oxnard Airport (OXR).


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