Oceanside at a Glance
City of Oceanside 300 North Coast Highway,
Oceanside, California 92054
(760) 435-4500
Web Site www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
E-mail CustomerCare@ci.oceanside.ca.us
Type of Government Council/Manager
Council Members
City Manager Steven R. Jepsen
Area 42 square miles
Location
  • 35 miles north of San Diego
  • 83 miles south of Los Angeles
  • 16 miles south of San Clemente/Orange County
Interstate 5, a major north/south corridor, bisects Oceanside one mile east of the ocean. State Highway 78 intersects Interstate 15 at Escondido, 29 miles to the east. State Highway 76 runs east to I-15.
Climate/Geography Oceanside's climate is the fifth most desirable in the world and the second most desirable in the nation.
  • Average annual high: 66 degrees
  • Average annual low: 53.9 degrees
  • Average annual rainfall: 10.28 inches
Date of Incorporation July 3, 1888
City Flower Crimson Lake Bougainvillea
City Seal approved by Council June 10, 1940
Citizens serving on Advisory Groups 109
City Budget (all operating funds) FY 2014-15 $399,000,000
City General Fund Budget, FY 2014-15 $128,400,000
Population 171,183 (Dept. of Finance, 2014)
Median Age 34.9 years (US Census, 2010)
Housing Units 66,312
Public Streets 1,452
Business and Industry 6,198 Businesses
2,905 Brick-and-Mortar Businesses
58,641 Employees
700 Chamber of Commerce members
Full-Time Employees 849
Police Department 299 employees
139 volunteers
Fire Department 116 employees
Recreation Facilities
  • 30 city parks
  • 4 community recreation centers
  • 2 municipal swim centers
  • 2 senior centers
  • 2 City-owned Golf Courses
  • 3.5 miles of public beaches
  • 1,601-foot fishing pier
  • 1,000-slip public marina
  • Heritage Park
Museums 4
Fire Stations 8
Oceanside Public Library Facilities 2
Largest Private Employers
  • Genentech Pharmaceuticals
  • Te Connectivity
  • Hydranautics
  • Nitto Denko
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Hobie Cat  
Largest Public Employers
  • Oceanside Unified School District
  • Camp Pendleton
  • City of Oceanside
  • MiraCosta Community College
  • North County Transit District
  • Tri-City Medical Center