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Red Oak, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Red Oak had a population of 12,669 as of July 1, 2018. Red Oak ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Red Oak is located at latitude 32.5176 and longitude -96.8044 in Ellis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Red Oak encompass a land area of 15.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ellis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Red Oak (GNIS ID: 2411530) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Red Oak is located within Waxahachie Division of Ellis County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Red Oak: Redoak.

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Red Oak, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,669
Population in Households 12,606
Population in Familes 11,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 834
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $69,739
Average Household Income $84,891
Per Capita Income $29,025


Total Housing Units 4,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,156 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,108 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $178,503
Average Home Value $228,090


Total Households 4,265
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 3,307
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.99% 1.73%
Households 1.87% 1.66%
Families 1.87% 1.61%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Red Oak, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red Oak to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 224 87th
Population Density # 852 51st
Diversity Index # 267 85th
Median Household Income # 272 85th
Per Capita Income # 490 72nd

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