Fair Oaks is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 32,514 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Fair Oaks is the 241st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Fair Oaks are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Fair Oaks is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fair Oaks is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fair Oaks who work in management occupations (17.76%), office and administrative support (11.48%), and sales jobs (11.20%).
Also of interest is that Fair Oaks has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.87% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The education level of Fair Oaks ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fair Oaks, 47.13% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Fair Oaks in 2018 was $49,654, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $198,616 for a family of four. However, Fair Oaks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fair Oaks is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fair Oaks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fair Oaks residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Fair Oaks also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fair Oaks include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Fair Oaks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.