Port Hueneme is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 21,926 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Port Hueneme is the 297th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Port Hueneme are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Port Hueneme is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Port Hueneme is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Hueneme who work in office and administrative support (15.64%), sales jobs (7.71%), and teaching (7.56%).
Port Hueneme is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Port Hueneme, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Port Hueneme has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the nice things about Port Hueneme is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The percentage of adults in Port Hueneme who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.23% of the adults in Port Hueneme have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Port Hueneme in 2018 was $25,169, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,676 for a family of four. However, Port Hueneme contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Hueneme is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port Hueneme home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Port Hueneme, accounting for 60.66% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Port Hueneme residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Port Hueneme include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
In addition, Port Hueneme has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.65%).
The most common language spoken in Port Hueneme is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.