Fair Oaks, CA

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Living in Fair Oaks

Fair Oaks is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 32,130 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Fair Oaks is the 239th 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 89.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fair Oaks is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fair Oaks who work in management occupations (15.62%), sales jobs (12.20%), and office and administrative support (10.81%).

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: 8.88% 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.

Fair Oaks is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.85% of adults in Fair Oaks have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Fair Oaks in 2010 was $45,106, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,424 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 11.30% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fair Oaks include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Fair Oaks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.