Fair Oaks 74 Excellent
Fair Oaks Livability #258 ranked city in California#7,624 ranked city in the USARanks better than 73% of areas
A+ Fair Oaks Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Fair Oaks Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than California
Fair Oaks
13333% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fair Oaks cost of living
D+ Fair Oaks Crime Total crime is 7% lower than California
Total crime
2,4103% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 423% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Fair Oaks crime
C Fair Oaks Employment Household income is 16% higher than California
Median household income
$73,71833% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,79140% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%37% higher than the US average
Fair Oaks employment
C- Fair Oaks Housing Home value is 6% lower than California
Median home value
$385,800109% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,13419% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%3% higher than the US average
Fair Oaks real estate or Fair Oaks rentals
A- Fair Oaks Schools HS graduation rate is 16% higher than California
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:123% higher than the US average
Fair Oaks K-12 schools
A- Fair Oaks User Ratings There are a total of 12 ratings in Fair Oaks
Overall user rating
80% 12 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
82% 11 total surveys
all Fair Oaks poll results

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      Living in Fair Oaks, CA

      Located in the state of California, Fair Oaks is a moderately-sized city with a population of 31,804 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (87% White). Given that fact, Fair Oaks could be considered less diverse than other cities. Fair Oaks is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 66% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Fair Oaks can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, weather, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Fair Oaks and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Fair Oaks to California and the national average.

      The livability score in Fair Oaks is 68/100 and the city is ranked in the 53rd percentile of all cities across America. Based on the scores for each individual category, Fair Oaks has received high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). The bad news for Fair Oaks, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F) and education (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Fair Oaks, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Fair Oaks is actually affordable. The median home price for Fair Oaks homes is $385,800, which is 5.7% lower than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Fair Oaks, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 18.8% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Fair Oaks area were 4.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.7%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Fair Oaks transportation information

      StatisticFair OaksCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.6%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home8.0%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Fair Oaks, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).