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Red Oak, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Red Oak is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ellis County at latitude 32.5081 and longitude -96.7768. Ellis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Red Oak, but most people and references simply refer to it as Red Oak, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Red Oak indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Red Oak (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Red Oak: Redoak.

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Red Oak, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,487
Population in Households 11,424
Population in Familes 10,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density1 768
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 3,895
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 3,020
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,748 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,146 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $172,433
Average Home Value $189,847


Median Household Income $63,839
Average Household Income $76,013
Per Capita Income $26,050
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.53% 1.43%
Households 1.48% 1.44%
Families 1.46% 1.35%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Red Oak, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red Oak to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 228 87th
Population Density1 # 894 49th
Diversity Index2 # 329 81st
Median Household Income # 276 84th
Per Capita Income # 455 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.