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. Red Oak has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Red Oak, where the median household income is $67,013.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Red Oak is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.24%), sales jobs (11.07%), and management occupations (10.19%).
The percentage of adults in Red Oak who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.57% of the adults in Red Oak have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Red Oak in 2010 was $26,564, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,256 for a family of four. However, Red Oak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Red Oak is an extremely 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 27.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Red Oak include English, German, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Red Oak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.