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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Fair Oaks is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 33,789. Fair Oaks is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Fair Oaks offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fair Oaks there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fair Oaks and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fair Oaks are highly rated.
About Fair Oaks...
Population
33,789

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$452,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,893
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Fair Oaks Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

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Spanish Bakery. Amazing food and service! Always have knowledgeable bilingual staff. The owners are kind people.
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Friendly, safe area with culture and activities
I live in a very safe neighborhood, everyone is genuinly out and about all the time.