Red Oak, TX


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Red Oak is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,022 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Red Oak is the 216th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Red Oak, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Red Oak, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Red Oak’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Red Oak does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $67,132.00.

Unlike some cities, Red Oak isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Red Oak are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Red Oak is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Red Oak who work in office and administrative support (12.99%), teaching (10.18%), and sales jobs (10.05%).

The education level of Red Oak citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.33% of adults in Red Oak have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Red Oak in 2010 was $26,176, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,704 for a family of four. However, Red Oak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Red Oak is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Red Oak home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Red Oak residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Red Oak also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Red Oak include English, German, Scots-Irish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Red Oak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.

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