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    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 dense 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
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Fair Oaks Rankings

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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
    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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Literally the most balanced place to live. Wether you want to have art and music in your life, the mountains or city life, the beaches or wine country. Everything is a short drive away!
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Fair Oaks is one of the nicer suburbs surrounding the city of Sacramento. Its population is a primarily middle class. It is a family friendly area, with multiple parks and easy access to the American River. The "downtown" Fair Oaks area has a wonderful park for children with wild chickens, and a cute row of shops and restaurants. The public schools in the area provide a slightly above average education. There is very little in the way of nightlife, but it is close enough to downtown Sacramento to go out for the night.
I've lived here my whole life and it is a great town! Very nice people and wonderful parks! the only thing I would change is the construction of the houses. I love to see all the fields and all the trees, but they are being cut down and turned into houses.