Red Oak, Iowa Population 2024

5,376

Red Oak is a city located in Montgomery County Iowa. Red Oak has a 2024 population of 5,376. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County.Red Oak is currently declining at a rate of -1.27% annually and its population has decreased by -3.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,593 in 2020.

The average household income in Red Oak is $71,998 with a poverty rate of 18.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Red Oak is 39.3 years, 37.9 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Red Oak Demographics

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

  • White: 90.38%
  • Two or more races: 3.9%
  • Native American: 3.09%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Black or African American: 0.75%
  • Asian: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.45%
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,362.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.88% (-217)
The current population of Red Oak, Iowa is 5,376 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,593.

Red Oak, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,02890.38%
Two or more races2173.9%
Native American1723.09%
Other race540.97%
Black or African American420.75%
Asian250.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander250.45%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Red Oak Population by Race

Red Oak Population Pyramid 2024

Red Oak Median Age

39.3

Total

37.9

Male

39.6

Female

Red Oak Adults

There are 4,307 adults, (1,126 of whom are seniors) in Red Oak.

Red Oak Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Red Oak Sex Ratio

Female2,97653.5%
Male2,58746.5%

Red Oak Population by Age

Red Oak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4482.2264.435.6
Married9172.8873.226.8
Non Family8771.1769.730.3
Female4132.814.885.2
Male2412.5397.12.9
showing: 5 rows

2.68

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Red Oak Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Red Oak Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Red Oak Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 52.27%.

Red Oak Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,965

Average Earnings

$47,746

Average Male

$28,018

Average Female

Red Oak Earnings by Educational Attainment

Red Oak Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Red Oak Language

97.24% of Red Oak residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Red Oak Language

Red Oak Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,92374915.21%
Native17216093.02%
Multiple2048441.18%
Hispanic1919100%
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18.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.27%

Male Poverty Rate

24.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Red Oak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Red Oak is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Red Oak is White, with 15.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.86%.

Red Oak Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.39%
High School18.84%
Some College17.26%
Bachelors or Greater0.75%
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Red Oak Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed95.29%
Female Employed6.81%
Male Employed3.41%
Male Unemployed
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Red Oak Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Red Oak Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Red Oak Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Red Oak Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Red Oak Marriage

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

Red Oak Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Red Oak Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

385

Number of Veterans

360

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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Red Oak Veterans by War

count

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Red Oak Veterans by Age

count

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Red Oak Veterans by Race

Red Oak Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Red Oak Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Red Oak Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Red Oak Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Red Oak Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.99%

Born in Red Oak

99.66%

Native Born

0.34%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.66% of Red Oak residents were born in the United States, with 70.99% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Red Oak Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,031-69-1.35%
20285,100-69-1.33%
20275,169-69-1.32%
20265,238-69-1.3%
20255,307-69-1.28%
20245,376-69-1.27%
20235,445-69-1.25%
20225,514-69-1.24%
20215,583-10-0.18%
20205,5933236.13%
20195,270-41-0.77%
20185,311-85-1.58%
20175,396-19-0.35%
20165,415-11-0.2%
20155,426-126-2.27%
20145,552-10-0.18%
20135,562-69-1.23%
20125,631-47-0.83%
20115,678-35-0.61%
20105,713-484-7.81%
20006,197-67-1.07%
19906,264-546-8.02%
19806,8106009.66%
19706,210-211-3.29%
19606,421-105-1.61%
19506,52676313.24%
19405,763-15-0.26%
19305,7782003.59%
19205,57874815.49%
19104,83047510.91%
19004,3551,03431.14%
18903,321-434-11.56%
18803,755
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Red Oak Population by Year