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Red Oak, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Red Oak had a population of 12,453 as of July 1, 2017. 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 32.5081 and longitude -96.7768 in Ellis County. 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. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Red Oak population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Red Oak: Redoak.

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Red Oak, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,453
Daytime Population: Workers 4,452
Daytime Population: Residents 6,315
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,767
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 12,387
Population in Familes 10,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 820
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $68,498
Average Household Income $84,022
Per Capita Income $28,764


Total Housing Units 4,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,913 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,281 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $164,216
Average Home Value $201,957


Total Households 4,195
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 3,252
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.02% 1.74%
Households 1.9% 1.67%
Families 1.89% 1.59%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2017 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 # 225 87th
Population Density # 850 51st
Diversity Index # 292 83rd
Median Household Income # 272 85th
Per Capita Income # 482 72nd

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