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Oxnard, CA

Oxnard business statistics
Employer establishments with 1-49 employees
19,477 11,214
Small business growth rate
10% 5.0%
State business tax climate ranking
(out of 50 states)
48 N/A
Percentage of population with bachelor's degree
(ages 25-34)
26.1% 26.9%
Violent crime
(rate per 100,000 inhabitants, 2007)
265 478.8
Property crime
(rate per 100,000 inhabitants, 2007)
2,161.7 3,562.2
Population growth
2% 5.73%
Per-capita income
$45,694 $35,547
Per-capita income growth
33% 24.0%
GDP (in millions)
$34,359 $18,559
GDP growth
42% 32%
Average hourly wage
22.43 $18.69
Housing foreclosure rate
(first half of 2009)
40 286
Median rent
(2009, for a 2-bedroom housing unit)
$1,591 $848
Housing price-to-income (HPI) ratio
(first quarter of 2009)
3.0% 1.9%
Long-term HPI ratio
(20-year average, 1984-2004)
2.89% 1.82%
HPI deviation from long-term average
-7% 0.0%

All statistics are for the full Metropolitan Statistical Area. For a complete list of data sources, see "How we picked the Best Places."
From the November 2009 issue
Best Places Winners


Local smallbiz lenders

  • Superior Financial Group
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Innovative Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wilshire Bancorp
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Foreclosure data provided by RealtyTrac.

Housing price-to-income data provided by Moody's

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