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Fair Oaks, California - Basic Facts

The Fair Oaks Census Designated Place had a population of 32,072 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fair Oaks is located at latitude 38.6502 and longitude -121.251 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the Fair Oaks Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 174 feet.

The Fair Oaks Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408100) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fair Oaks Census Designated Place is located within Sacramento CCD of Sacramento County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fair Oaks population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fair Oaks: Fairoaks.

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Fair Oaks, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32,072
Daytime Population: Workers 8,866
Daytime Population: Residents 16,842
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,708
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 31,654
Population in Familes 25,197
Population in Group Qrtrs 418
Population Density2 2,971
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $81,293
Average Household Income $113,513
Per Capita Income $47,350


Total Housing Units 13,883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,621 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,599 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 664 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $460,816
Average Home Value $509,793


Total Households 13,219
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 8,808
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.69%
Households 0.4% 0.61%
Families 0.39% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Fair Oaks, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fair Oaks to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 252 83rd
Population Density # 467 69th
Diversity Index # 1107 27th
Median Household Income # 333 78th
Per Capita Income # 255 83rd

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