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Your online guide to the beautiful city of Port Hueneme, CA

Port Hueneme is a wonderful harbor town surrounded by the city of Oxnard in Ventura County, California. Over 22,000 people live in Port Hueneme and get to enjoy its hotels, restaurants, naval base, and beachfront property.

USS Stockdale commissioned in Port HuenehePort Hueneme (pronounced "wye-NEE-mee") is governed by a 5 member city-council that manages a total budget of approximately $33 million. The largest employer in the area is the Navy because Port Hueneme, California is home to a large naval base that primarily focuses on engineering, maintenance, and construction.

The city was incorporated in 1948, and became a Charter City in 1996 which allows it to have greater control over its local area. The southern part of Port Hueneme is within the Hueneme School District and has 4 elementary schools and 1 junior high school. Some northern parts of the city are under the Oxnard School District with 2 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and Hueneme High School and Oxnard High School.

As of the 2000 census, there were about 22,000 people living in the city within 7,300 households and 5,000 families. The city has a diverse racial makeup with 41% of its population being Hispanic or Latino. The median family income was about $46,000, while only 9.8% of families fall below the poverty line.

Port Hueneme is the only deep water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco, so it gets a lot of business for shipping and receiving automobiles, pineapples, bananas, and more.