River Oaks, Texas

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River Oaks, Texas
City of River Oaks
Location of River Oaks in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of River Oaks in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°46′36″N 97°23′46″W / 32.77667°N 97.39611°W / 32.77667; -97.39611Coordinates: 32°46′36″N 97°23′46″W / 32.77667°N 97.39611°W / 32.77667; -97.39611
Country United States
State Texas
County Tarrant
Incorporated (village)1940
Incorporated (city)1949
 • MayorHerman Earwood
 • City CouncilJohn Claridge
Steve Holland
Darren Houk
Joe Ashton
Dan Chisholm
 • City ManagerMarvin Gregory
 • Total2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Land2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
600 ft (183 m)
 • Total7,427
 • Density3,700/sq mi (1,400/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)817
FIPS code48-62384[1]
GNIS feature ID1345261[2]

River Oaks is a city in Tarrant County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,427 at the 2010 census.[3]


River Oaks is located at 32°46′36″N 97°23′46″W / 32.776696°N 97.396052°W / 32.776696; -97.396052 (32.776696, -97.396052).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20187,703[5]3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,985 people, 2,713 households, and 1,888 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,504.8 people per square mile (1,355.2/km2). There were 2,856 housing units at an average density of 1,433.0 per square mile (554.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.84% White, 0.40% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 10.92% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.23% of the population.

There were 2,713 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,229, and the median income for a family was $36,396. Males had a median income of $31,086 versus $21,305 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,610. About 9.8% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Oaks Post Office at 1008 Roberts Cut Off Road.[7]


Schools in River Oaks are a part of the Castleberry Independent School District.

Schools that serve the city include:


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): River Oaks city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Post Office Location - OAKS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on April 17, 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Ferguson, Cheryl Caldwell. Highland Park and River Oaks: The Origins of Garden Suburban Community Planning in Texas (University of Texas Press, 2014). xvi, 336 pp.; heavily illustrated.

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