About Oceanside

Located on the South Coast of California, just south of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside is San Diego County’s third largest city, with a population of 183,095, according to the most recent Census.

The 42.2 square mile city is comprised of the 92049, 92051, 92052, 92054, 92056, 92057 and 92058 ZIP codes. In addition to suburban communities, Oceanside is known for its many vacation homes. The city's average home value is $192,133.33, with an average household income of $46,474 and an average of 2.79 individuals per household.

Shopping in Oceanside

Oceanside offers diverse shopping options that include antique and vintage shops, estate jewelry, farmers markets and other local shops, as well as thrift stores, outlet centers and malls.

Oceanside's downtown shopping district is a certified "Main Street of America" by California's Trade and Commerce Agency. The downtown shopping district is located in Harbor Village, along Highway 101, and is noted for its nostalgic, mid-century style.

Utilities in Oceanside

San Diego Gas and Electric

San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA)

Time Warner

Cox Communication


Oceanside Business Climate

Learning Forum International, the International Stem Cell Corporation and Bergensons Property Services are headquartered in Oceanside. Oceanside’s largest employer is Tri-City Medical Center which serves Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista, commonly referred to as the tri-city area.

Other top employers include the biotech company Genentech, manufacturer Hydranautics as well as Select Staffing, Milagro Ranch and the Ocean’s Eleven Casino.

Oceanside Government

Oceanside is in the 38th Senate District and the 73rd and 74th Assembly District of the California State Legislature. The Southern California city is in California's 49th congressional district.

The city of Oceanside is governed by a Council-Manager style government. The city government is comprised of a five member City Council that includes a mayor and a deputy mayor.