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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,666
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+3,226
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,855
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,641
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,202

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,087
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$990
Median House Value$85,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59%
Irish8%
German7.7%
English5%
Dutch1.4%
West Indian1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Polish0.7%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
African0.5%
Swedish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Italian0.2%
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River Oaks Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tarrant County
Standard Zip Codes76114
Phone Area Codes817
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.77
Approximate Longitude-97.4

River Oaks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches
StationBENBROOK DAM
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip34 inches
StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance32 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Worth815,930$64,412
Lake Worth4,757$62,011
Sansom Park4,819$39,740

River Oaks Public Libraries

River Oaks Public Library
4900 RIVER OAKS BLVD
River Oaks, Texas
(817) 624-7344

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