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Welcome to Oceanside ...

The coastal city of Oceanside is located in San Diego County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oceanside has a population of 175,716 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Oceanside, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 3, 1888.

Oceanside is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Oceanside lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Oceanside: (760) & (442)<4>

The ZIP codes for Oceanside: 92049, 92051-92052, 92054, 92056-92058<5>

Websites for Oceanside ...

Official Website:   www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.oceansidechamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oceanside had an population of 175,716 people. This is an increase of 5.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oceanside had a population of 167,086 people (or 5.4% of the total population of San Diego County). This makes Oceanside the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Oceanside represents 0.45% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 167,086 people, the population of Oceanside increased 3.76% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 161,029 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oceanside.

Adding Oceanside to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oceanside in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oceanside was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Oceanside on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oceanside on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Oceanside ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Oceanside - they are located in Maine, New York, Oregon and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oceanside.

Communities near Oceanside ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oceanside.

  • Escondido [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escondido
    • Escondido [San Diego County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Oceanside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 149,943 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escondido
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Escondido<7>
  • Vista [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
    • Vista [San Diego County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Oceanside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 100,636 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vista<7>
  • San Marcos [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Marcos
    • San Marcos [San Diego County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Oceanside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 97,477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Marcos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Marcos<7>
  • Encinitas [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encinitas
    • Encinitas [San Diego County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Oceanside
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,671 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encinitas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encinitas<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Solana Beach [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solana Beach
      • Solana Beach [San Diego County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Oceanside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solana Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solana Beach<7>
    • Del Mar [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Mar
      • Del Mar [San Diego County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Oceanside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Mar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Del Mar<7>
    • Leucadia [San Diego County]
    • Bonsall [San Diego County]
    • Lake San Marcos [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake San Marcos
      • Lake San Marcos [San Diego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Oceanside
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake San Marcos have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake San Marcos
    • Cardiff-by-the-Sea [San Diego County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oceanside. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oceanside.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oceanside. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oceanside.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oceanside. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Oceanside.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oceanside ...

Looking for more information about Oceanside? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oceanside, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oceanside.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About San Diego County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oceanside: www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/

The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Diego, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oceanside.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oceanside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Oceanside). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oceanside or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Oceanside includes: 92049, 92051, 92054, 92056, 92057 & 92058.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oceanside) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oceanside. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OceansideOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oceanside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1981, Longitude: -117.3758    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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