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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Fair Oaks is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 30,704. Fair Oaks is in Sacramento County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Fair Oaks offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fair Oaks there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Fair Oaks and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fair Oaks are above average.
About Fair Oaks...
Population
30,704

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$417,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Fair Oaks

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,696
National
$55,322
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Fair Oaks is somewhat of an older town, but it definitely has its historical highlights and adorable nooks. The Old Fair Oaks Village, for example, is a hidden gem in this old city and it demonstrates the history that the town holds. Equipped with a dance hall that was used in 1901, the small village blossoms with history lessons. It's a very cute place for brunch and a bit of antique shopping!
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Fair Oaks is really nice place, and is perfect for families. The local public high school, Bella Vista, is ranked highly in the state and gives advantages to the students who attend. What makes Fair Oaks a four star instead of a five star is that this is nothing to do at night, all retail stores, malls, movie theater, and restaurants close relatively early in the night, before ten. But that's what probably makes the area so safe. There's little crime, not a lot of homeless people, and you can safely walk around in the dark without concern. It's perfect for families because of the parks, plenty of trails, dog parks, soccer fields, baseball fields, and we even have the river right next to us.
It is a nice small town with lots of parks. It is only a couple hours from both the mountains and the beach, which is nice, as well as San Francisco. It can get pretty hot in the summer, sometimes upwards of 100 degrees, but winters don't get too cold. Roseville has a lot of great restaurants and shopping and is only 20-30 minutes away. The best part is probably the river and the American River Bike Trail, which provides endless opportunities for exercising, like running, cycling, rowing, etc. The trail system is great for getting in the outdoors.