Port Hueneme, California

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Port Hueneme (pronounced /ˌpɔrt waɪˈniːmiː/ wye-NEE-mee) is a small beach city in Ventura County, California surrounded by the city of Oxnard and the Pacific Ocean. The name derives from the Spanish spelling of the Chumash wene me, meaning "resting-place". The area was discovered by Cabrillo in 1542, and the original city of Hueneme is the second-oldest city in Ventura County. The name was officially changed to Port Hueneme in 1939, and was incorporated March 24, 1948.

The population was 21,845 at the 2000 census. The April 2010, California Department of Finance estimates the population at 21,887. [1].

Port Hueneme has a south-facing sand beach, known for its surfing, year-round mediterranean climate and beach park. The beach stretches eastward about a mile from the harbor and the naval base and includes a wooden fishing pier. There are also picnic tables and barbecue grills.



As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 21,845 people, 7,268 households, and 5,000 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,895.4/km² (4,912.9/mi²). There were 7,908 housing units at an average density of 686.1/km² (1,778.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.27% White, 6.06% African American, 1.69% Native American, 6.33% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 21.84% from other races, and 6.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 41.02% of the population.

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