Oceanside at a Glance

City of Oceanside 300 North Coast Highway
Oceanside, California 92054
(760) 435-4500
Web Site www.oceansideca.org
E-mail CustomerCare@OceansideCa.org
Type of Government

Council/Manager

Council Members

District Election information 

Interim City Manager Jonathan Borrego
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

Oceanside's climate is one of the most desirable in the world!

  • 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

City seal information

Citizens serving on Advisory Groups 109
City Budget (all operating funds)  $526,224,110
City General Fund Budget $157,707,258
Population 174,578  (US Census, 2020)
Housing Units 65,426  
Public Streets 1,452
Business and Industry 6,142 businesses
3,250 brick-and-mortar businesses
77,000 employees (CA. Dept. of Finance, 2021)
700 Chamber of Commerce members
Full-Time Employees 955
Police Department 299 employees
139 volunteers
Fire Department 116 employees
Recreation Facilities
  • 30 city parks
  • 4 community recreation centers
  • 3 municipal swim centers (Check out the latest El Corazon Aquatics Center)
  • 2 senior centers
  • 2 City-owned golf courses
  • 3.5 miles of public beaches
  • 1,954-foot pier
  • 1,000-slip public marina
  • Heritage Park
Museums 4
Fire Stations 8
Oceanside Public Library Facilities 2
Largest Private Employers
  • Genentech Pharmaceuticals                
  • 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
Oceanside Community Television

KOCT - The Voice of North County