Life in Oceanside, California

Oceanside Reviews California Message Board
Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Oceanside, California? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Oceanside?
Nicole reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Oceanside weather is ideal in my opinion! The summers are so nice! With sunshine filled days,warm sandy beaches & plenty of water to cool off in! The later summer months bring hot heat & humidity but the rainstorms come shortly in the fall to cool everything down again. I love the warm rains on the beach. It actually rains often in these autumn months & then it gets pretty cold & windy fast but the winters are still mild in comparison. I think the wind is the worst part! But you couldn't tell either way by looking with all the surfers still out!Crime is rare here! The only danger that I personally witnessed was a string of car robberies that happened a couple years ago.I love all of the little neighborhoods here! They are so cute & everyone is always outside keeping a lookout for each other! I've never heard of a bad area or neighborhood in this area!The locals are great here! They are so relaxed and mellow & can tell you stories forever! They are always down to invite you to a local pub or barbecue at their house! Everyone seems like friends even if they don't know each other!
Downtown AreaRestaurantsSingle lifeNoise
Downtown shopping is great! Everything you could possibly need is locally convenient!There are several great spots for dining here, especially if you like Seafood and authentic Mexican! Oceanside has an array of restaraunts and some really cool local pubs and cafes! One of my favorites is the TinFish Oceanside Pier & Pollos Maria has very good fish tacos!Yes! I think so! People are always visiting,whether its friends,family or tourists,there are always new faces and always something to do! Especially if you are enjoying all of the water & beach sports available. I think that's a great way to meet people! Volleyball,Surfing,Frisbee etc. There are also plenty of bars and clubs to meet people!The sound of the ocean is therapy for me, the wind, waves, birds, and rain are like music to my ears. Besides that common noises from distant boats planes and the highway,but nothing distracting from the natural sounds. I think people's car stereos are louder than anything else here! Ha!
town comparison vs.Tourist attractionsGeneral comments 
Oceanside is bigger than the typical little beach town & its fun and inviting! There is always something going on. People in the area love to host so there is always a party, picnic, BBQ, or some other entertaining events going on!Oceanside Pier is stunning! It's one of the oldest and longest wooden piers on the west coast & the Harbor is a wonderful sight in itself! I can watch the boats roll in for hours! If these are too mundane for you...Disneyland,Seaworld, and San Diego Zoo are all close enough to enjoy!Oceanside is a beautiful small escape from the greater San Diego areas! It's Like a mini vacation from your vacation! Ha! It's got a fun but relaxing casual feel to it. 
Oceanside, California population: 167086

How many black people live in Oceanside? How many white people?
Number of White People109020Percentage of White people65.2%
Number of Black People10278Percentage of Black people6.2%
Number of Hispanic People61884Percentage of Hispanic people37%
Number of Asian People18540Percentage of Asian people11.1%
Number of American Indian People2998Percentage of American Indian people1.8%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Oceanside, California

Percent college grads: 24.9%
Percent grad school grads: 8.3%
Unemployment rate: 8.8
Median house value: 429700
Median income: 63577

How many singles in Oceanside?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
1194098961.21men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
349243300.81men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
349039700.88men for each woman

Crimes in Oceanside, California
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault4220%1%
Auto Theft3450%1%

Weather History for Oceanside, California

Oceanside, California Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year00000018917700
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000003109208450

How many hot humid days a year does Oceanside, California have?
How many cloudy days a year does Oceanside, California have?
How many sunny days a year does Oceanside, California have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Oceanside, California have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year0019010669168467379

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

Jenny the census dog says
Pomeranians count too!


Main Menu

Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.