Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme

City Manager: Rod Butler

(805) 986-6501


City Description:
Port Hueneme (pronounced Wy-nee’mee) is a seaside community. It is located 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 40 miles south of Santa Barbara. The city’s name derives from a Chumash word (Wene’mu) that means “resting place.”

Its desirable beach-style living and plentiful business opportunities delight every native and newcomer. Residents and visitors enjoy strolling, surfing and fishing along the 1.5-mile length of Hueneme Beach Park, and businesses benefit from the city being home to the largest commercial deep-water harbor between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Port Hueneme is also home to one of Naval Base Ventura County’s three operating facilities, supporting approximately 80 tenant commands with a base employment population of more than 19,000 personnel.

Residents consistently cite the high quality of life offered due to planned development, excellent public facilities and responsive city services as being primary reasons for choosing to live in the city. A commitment to maintain high standards for a clean and attractive appearance of the city continues to be a major priority. The importance of preserving and enhancing existing amenities to ensure the long-term health and vitality of the community is recognized as well.

2000 population: 21,845
2010 population: 21,723
2012 population: 21,856
% Change: 0.6% (2010-2012)
% High School Graduates: 77.6% (2008-2012)
% 4-year Degree +: 18.9% (2008-2012)
Median Household Income: $51,723 (2008-2012)
Median Value of Owner-Occupied Home: $313,900 (2008-2012)
% Pop in Labor Force: 65.7%
Persons Per Square Mile: 4,880.5 (2008)
Incorporation Year: 1948
Acres of Open Space: Fully Urbanized

Quality of Life:

Cultural Offerings:
• U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
• Port Hueneme Museum
• Point Hueneme Lighthouse

Annual Events:
• Hueneme Beach Festival
• Seabee Days
• Banana Festival

Top Employers
• Naval Base Ventura County-Military (15,000)
• Hueneme School District-Public Education (790)
• Pacific Maritime Association-Industry Association (500)
• Pac Foundries-Steel and Aluminum Castings (330)
• City of Port Hueneme-Government (125)

Nearby Healthcare:
• St. John’s Regional Medical Center
• Community Memorial Hospital
• Ventura County Medical Center

School Districts:
• Hueneme Elementary School District
Oxnard Union High School District
• Oxnard Elementary District

Nearby Universities/Colleges:
• Oxnard College
• California State University, Channel Islands
• California Lutheran University
• University of California, Santa Barbara

Nearby Transportation:
• Port of Hueneme (deepwater commercial port)
• U.S. 101 Freeway
• State Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway)
• Metrolink/Amtrak (Oxnard Station)

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