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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
Motto(s): 
"Where Community Spirit Overflows!"
Location of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
Location of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
Bexar FairOaksRanch.svg
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Bexar, Kendall, Comal
Area
 • Total 8.51 sq mi (22.05 km2)
 • Land 8.49 sq mi (21.99 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,270 ft (387 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,986
 • Density 705/sq mi (272.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78015
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-25168
GNIS feature ID 1377746

Fair Oaks Ranch is an affluent city in Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 5,986 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The land on which Fair Oaks Ranch rests was acquired in the 1930s by Ralph Fair, Sr., who worked in the oil industry and owned cattle and racehorses. A residential community was established by Fair's family in the 1970s and the community was incorporated in 1988.

Geography

Fair Oaks Ranch is located at 29°44′19″N 98°38′33″W / 29.73861°N 98.64250°W / 29.73861; -98.64250 (29.738495, -98.642465) on both sides of Cibolo Creek, 27 miles (43 km) northwest of downtown San Antonio and 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Boerne. The city limits extend southwest to touch Interstate 10 at Exit 546.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.1 km2), of which 0.023 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.26%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,860
2000 4,695 152.4%
2010 5,986 27.5%
Est. 2015 7,407 23.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,695 people, 1,683 households, and 1,531 families residing in the city. The population density was 656.4 people per square mile (253.5/km²). There were 1,731 housing units at an average density of 242.0/sq mi (93.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.38% White, 0.38% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.90% of the population.

There were 1,683 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.4% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.0% were non-families. 7.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 38.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $99,685, and the median income for a family was $101,751. Males had a median income of $72,031 versus $43,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $45,293. About 1.5% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

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