Fairbanks Ranch, California
Location in San Diego County and the state of California
|Community services district established||1987|
|• Total||5.079 sq mi (13.155 km2)|
|• Land||5.074 sq mi (13.143 km2)|
|• Water||0.005 sq mi (0.012 km2) 0.09%|
|• Density||620/sq mi (240/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1853388|
Fairbanks Ranch is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. The population was 3,148 at the 2010 census, up from 2,244 at the 2000 census. The entire population is contained within two gated communities, divided into North and South sections by the formerly private San Dieguito Road.
Fairbanks Ranch is located at (32.995786, -117.183106).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13 km2). 5.1 square miles (13 km2) of it is land and 0.09% is water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Fairbanks Ranch had a population of 3,148. The population density was 619.8 people per square mile (239.3/km²). The racial makeup of Fairbanks Ranch was 2,780 (88.3%) White, 24 (0.8%) African American, 7 (0.2%) Native American, 209 (6.6%) Asian, 4 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 34 (1.1%) from other races, and 90 (2.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 224 persons (7.1%).
The Census reported that 3,148 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 1,099 households, out of which 393 (35.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 891 (81.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 39 (3.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 28 (2.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 22 (2.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 8 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 111 households (10.1%) were made up of individuals and 53 (4.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86. There were 958 families (87.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.04.
The population was spread out with 759 people (24.1%) under the age of 18, 204 people (6.5%) aged 18 to 24, 378 people (12.0%) aged 25 to 44, 1,250 people (39.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 557 people (17.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.4 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.
There were 1,218 housing units at an average density of 239.8 per square mile (92.6/km²), of which 1,030 (93.7%) were owner-occupied, and 69 (6.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.1%. 2,945 people (93.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 203 people (6.4%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,244 people, 734 households, and 654 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 433.0 inhabitants per square mile (167.3/km²). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 154.0 per square mile (59.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.35% White, 0.18% African American, 0.27% Native American, 5.61% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.57% of the population.
There were 734 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.3% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.8% were non-families. 7.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 36.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was in excess of $200,000, as is the median income for a family. Males had a median income of over $100,000 versus $36,591 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $94,150. About 3.4% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
- Ted Leitner, radio talk show host and play-by-play announcer for the San Diego Padres
- Trevor Hoffman, relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers and formerly for the San Diego Padres
- Dinesh D'Souza, author
- Douglas Fairbanks, actor, played "Zorro", and wife Mary Pickford, both founding members of United Artists
- Mark Loretta, a former San Diego Padres player
- Directory of Special Districts in San Diego County (PDF). San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission. 2011.
- U.S. Census
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Fairbanks Ranch CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Brass, Kevin (6 July 1992). "Channel 8 Feature: Promotion as News". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
In the course of the interview, conducted with Leitner sitting on the white couch of his Fairbanks Ranch house, he revealed some of his personal side, including details of a troubled childhood.
- Showley, Roger (22 October 2007). "In Rancho Santa Fe, some of America's costliest homes in jeopardy". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
A Who's Who of wealth and influence would include Padres owner John Moores, corporate raider T. Boone Pickens and economist Arthur Laffer. Sports figures, such as Padres pitcher Trevor Hoffman, and golfer Phil Mickelson, have shared the Rancho Santa Fe 92067 ZIP code with singer-songwriter Jewel and the late Hollywood leading man Victor Mature.
- Staff writer (19 September 2012). "Rancho Santa Fe resident's controversial documentary attracting viewers". Rancho Santa Fe Review. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
Dinesh D’Souza, a well-known conservative writer and commentator who lives in Fairbanks Ranch with his wife and daughter, co-directed and co-wrote the documentary, which is based on his 2010 book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.”
Larson, Thomas (14 April 2005). "The Controversialist". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
What he meant by that, he tells me at his home in Fairbanks Ranch, where he, his wife Dixie, and their ten-year-old daughter live in a very big house, "is that the Republican Party is the party of the insiders, the guys who feel at home. So when the immigrant feels he can vote Republican, he's saying, 'I'm on the inside of the system. I'm not throwing stones from the outside. It benefits me to be on the inside. I believe in the team.' "
- Leitereg, Neal J. (4 September 2015). "Home of the Day: Sprawling estate in Fairbanks Ranch to be auctioned". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
Set on slightly more than five acres, this Mediterranean-style home is among the largest estates in Fairbanks Ranch, the guard-gated community in Rancho Santa Fe named for silver screen icon Douglas Fairbanks.
Buckley, Patricia Morris (4 November 2009). "Encinitas chooses Mary Pickford as subject for first Silent Film Festival". North County Times. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
Pickford had not only made films in the area, she also spent much time in what is now Fairbanks Ranch with her husband and fellow actor, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
- Edes, Gordon (8 January 2006). "Watch man Loretta hopes '06 is right time". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2 July 2016.