Introduction to River Oaks, Texas

River Oaks, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 5 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas.

River Oaks History

The City of River Oaks was established in the 1920s by Hugh Potter and Michael and William Hogg, the sons of Jim Hogg - a former Texas Governor. Potter purchased 200 acres around the River Oaks Country Club in 1923. In 1924, the Country Club Estates was established by William Hogg to support the community's development. During the 1920s and '30s, River Oaks became the national model for community planning and its development planning standards were published in national newspapers and journals.

River Oaks and Nearby Attractions

  • Fort Worth Botanical Garden
  • Cattle Raisers Museum
  • Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Log Cabin Village

Things To Do In River Oaks

River Oaks offers easy access to Fort Worth Botanical Garden and Fort Worth Zoo. The Cedar Hill State Park has boating, hiking, and camping areas, and is also home to Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. Those interested in the local history and art may also visit the Cattle Raisers Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum, and Kimbell Art Museum. The Log Cabin Village features six log cabins that are furnished with 19th-century artifacts.

River Oaks Transportation

Flights are available from Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.

River Oaks Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Tarrant County College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University.


Total Population 7,641
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,277
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.3%
Median Earnings25+ $27,297
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,442
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,160


Median Family Income $48,016
% Above Poverty Level 85.3%
% Below Poverty Level 14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $967
Median House Value $82,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.7%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 9.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

River Oaks Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76114
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.776
Longitude -97.394

River Oaks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, River Oaks, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oaks (76114)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fort Worth 796,614 $62,345

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

River Oaks Public Libraries

River Oaks Public Library
River Oaks, Texas
(817) 624-7344

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