Red Oak, Iowa Population 2021

5,218
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Red Oak is a city located in Montgomery County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County. With a 2020 population of 5,218, it is the 79th largest city in Iowa and the 4659th largest city in the United States . Red Oak is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -9.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,742 in 2010. Red Oak reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Red Oak has a population density of 1,322 people per square mile.

The average household income in Red Oak is $61,263 with a poverty rate of 12.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $642 per month, and the median house value is $82,400. The median age in Red Oak is 42.3 years, 40.2 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Red Oak Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Red Oakwas:

  • White: 91.72%
  • Other race: 4.57%
  • Two or more races: 2.48%
  • Native American: 1.23%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Red Oak, Iowa is 5,218 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,276.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,742.

Red Oak, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,91891.72%
Some Other Race2454.57%
Two or More Races1332.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native661.23%
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Red Oak Population by Race

Red Oak Population Pyramid $2021

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Red Oak Median Age

42.3


Total

40.2


Male

43.4


Female

Red Oak Adults

There are 4,109 adults, (1,122 of whom are seniors) in Red Oak.

Red Oak Age Dependency

79.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Red Oak Sex Ratio

Female

2,798

52.18%

Male

2,564

47.82%

Red Oak Population by Age

Red Oak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Red Oak Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.6%76.4%
Non Family50.7%49.3%
All64.4%35.6%
Male79.4%20.6%
Married88.7%11.3%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Red Oak Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,4692.1264.4
Non Family1,0261.1150.7
Married9872.988.7
Female3012.923.6
Male1552.3579.4

2.74

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Red Oak Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1494.15%
9th to 12th Grade2837.88%
High School Graduate1,39138.71%
Some College77621.60%
Associates Degree36110.05%
Bachelors Degree42211.75%
Graduate Degree2115.87%
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Red Oak Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Red Oak Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,3683,022633
Hispanic196111
Other Race16984
Native American2525
2+ Races43

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.79%.

Red Oak Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,392$41,232$24,776
Less Than 9th Grade$20,598$40,109$
High School Graduate$33,705$40,882$28,688
Some College$26,583$40,417$23,750
Bachelors Degree$49,438$61,594$35,385
Graduate Degree$52,978$$54,148

$31,392

Average Earnings

$41,232

Average Male

$24,776

Average Female

Red Oak Earnings by Educational Attainment

Red Oak Language by Age

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Red Oak Language

93.97% of Red Oak residents speak only English, while 6.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.53% of the population.

Red Oak Language

Red Oak Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,77850710.61%
Multiple1309875.38%
Native663146.97%
Hispanic327257.65%

12.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.42%

Male Poverty Rate

14.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Red Oak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Red Oak is Multiple, with 75.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Red Oak is Hispanic, with 7.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.30%.

Red Oak Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.34%
High School13.81%
Some College8.59%
Bachelors or Greater2.37%

Red Oak Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed72.06%
Male Unemployed29.82%
Female Employed4.86%
Male Employed3.45%

Red Oak Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Red Oak Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,085$61,263
Families$54,509$63,923
Married Families$68,272-
Non Families$28,162$53,098
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Income by Household Type

Red Oak Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Red Oak Married by Age and Sex

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Red Oak Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Red Oak Marital Status by Race

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Red Oak Marital Status

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337

Number of Veterans

319

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam140
First Gulf War59
Second Gulf War51
Korea27
World War II

Red Oak Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74132
75+70
35 to 5469
55 to 6444
18 to 3422

Red Oak Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3087.97%
Hispanic2914.80%
Other Race2917.16%

Red Oak Veterans by Race

Red Oak Veterans by Education

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7.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Red Oak Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Red Oak Employment by Age

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Red Oak Employment by Race

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Red Oak Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.76%

Born in Red Oak

97.43%

Native Born

2.57%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

0.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.43% of Red Oak residents were born in the United States, with 60.76% having been born in Iowa. 2.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Red Oak Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,218-29-0.55%
20205,247-29-0.55%
20195,276-29-0.55%
20185,305-91-1.69%
20175,396-14-0.26%
20165,410-16-0.29%
20155,426-125-2.25%
20145,551-10-0.18%
20135,561-68-1.21%
20125,629-47-0.83%
20115,676-37-0.65%
20105,713-484-0.81%
20006,197-67-0.11%
19906,264-546-0.83%
19806,8106000.93%
19706,210-211-0.33%
19606,421-105-0.16%
19506,5267631.25%
19405,763-15-0.03%
19305,7782000.35%
19205,5787481.45%
19104,8304751.04%
19004,3551,0342.75%
18903,321-434-1.22%
18803,7550.00%

Red Oak Population by Year