Fair Oaks, Georgia

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Fair Oaks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 8,443 at the 2000 census.

The USPS and most locals consider Fair Oaks to be a part of Marietta, Georgia. Except for actual residents of Fair Oaks, very few locals even know it exists as a separately-counted area. The name is also rarely used by local businesses, even in the immediate area. Mableton, the only other CDP in the county, is far more well-known, being much larger and not immediately next to an incorporated city.

The area was named for its many mature native oak trees. This however is threatened by nearby Dobbins Air Reserve Base, and new Federal Aviation Administration regulations regarding flight paths for takeoff and landing. In 2005, the lower house of the Georgia General Assembly passed a resolution in support of the community, which was built in the early 20th century, well before the military base.[1]

Geography

Fair Oaks is located at 33°55′11″N 84°32′40″W / 33.91972°N 84.54444°W / 33.91972; -84.54444 (33.919802, -84.544507)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.51% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,443 people, 2,952 households, and 1,791 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,325.4 people per square mile (1,671.7/km²). There were 3,136 housing units at an average density of 1,606.6/sq mi (620.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 50.76% White, 23.83% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 20.43% from other races, and 3.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.54% of the population.

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