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Fair Oaks is in Sacramento County, in the Sacramento-Arden-Arcade metro area.

The latitude of Fair Oaks is 38.644N. The longitude is -121.271W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 174 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 28,008.


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Median household income
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$63,252
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fair Oaks demographic reports
Fair Oaks is on the American River
Developed in the 1890s. The Howard Wilson Publishing Company promoted the area as the "Sunset Colony," and ran excursion trains from Chicago
Well-known residents have included:
· Billy Mills, track and field athlete, Olympic medallist
· Joan Lunden, TV personality
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Sailor Bar Park, American River Parkway
Colleges and universities: Rudolf Steiner College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 135

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16% of Fair Oaks residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fair Oaks ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fair Oaks was $31,874, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Fair Oaks residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fair Oaks, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $654.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,602.


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Libraries in Fair Oaks include Fair Oaks/Orangevale Community Library ... View libraries

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Sacramento County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fair Oaks political report.

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Fair Oaks restaurants taking online reservations include Slocum House ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Fair Oaks workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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