Red Oak, North Carolina Population 2021

3,508
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Red Oak is a city located in Nash County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,508, it is the 190th largest city in North Carolina and the 5775th largest city in the United States . Red Oak is currently growing at a rate of 0.57% annually and its population has increased by 2.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,430 in 2010. Red Oak reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 20 miles, Red Oak has a population density of 180 people per square mile.

The average household income in Red Oak is $100,882 with a poverty rate of 6.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is $197,900. The median age in Red Oak is 53.8 years, 52 years for males, and 56.2 years for females.

Red Oak Demographics

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

  • White: 88.74%
  • Black or African American: 11.26%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Red Oak, North Carolina is 3,508 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,468.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,430.

Red Oak, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,05788.74%
Black or African American38811.26%
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Red Oak Population by Race

Red Oak Population Pyramid $2021

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Red Oak Median Age

53.8


Total

52


Male

56.2


Female

Red Oak Adults

There are 2,850 adults, (1,003 of whom are seniors) in Red Oak.

Red Oak Age Dependency

86.5

Age Dependency Ratio

54.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Red Oak Sex Ratio

Female

1,648

47.84%

Male

1,797

52.16%

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
Non Family47.7%52.3%
Female53.5%46.5%
All84.6%15.4%
Married98.3%1.7%
Male100%0%

84.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Red Oak Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4332.484.6
Married9592.7198.3
Non Family3001.0547.7
Female1012.3953.5
Male733.96100

2.72

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Red Oak Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade1766.60%
High School Graduate86632.46%
Some College43316.23%
Associates Degree32712.26%
Bachelors Degree60422.64%
Graduate Degree2629.82%
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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
White2,3452,261824
Black30821642
Hispanic1515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.14%.

Red Oak Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,350$49,389$42,771
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$31,625$37,279$
Some College$50,250$55,811$
Bachelors Degree$46,841$$47,045
Graduate Degree$50,375$$39,018

$44,350

Average Earnings

$49,389

Average Male

$42,771

Average Female

Red Oak Earnings by Educational Attainment

Red Oak Language by Age

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Red Oak Language

98.88% of Red Oak residents speak only English, while 1.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.78% of the population.

Red Oak Language

Red Oak Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,0421715.62%
Black3884912.63%

6.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.68%

Male Poverty Rate

6.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Red Oak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Red Oak is Black, with 12.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Red Oak is White, with 5.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.84%.

Red Oak Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.84%
High School7.97%
Bachelors or Greater6.12%
Some College4.61%

Red Oak Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed51.52%
Female Employed3.77%
Male Employed0.00%

Red Oak Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Red Oak Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,780$100,882
Families$84,648$115,942
Married Families$94,375-
Non Families$29,023$42,741
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Income by Household Type

Red Oak Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

65.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.8%

Male Marriage Rate

65.1%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Red Oak Marital Status by Race

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Red Oak Marital Status

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415

Number of Veterans

400

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam179
Second Gulf War176
First Gulf War139
World War II27
Korea

Red Oak Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74167
35 to 54167
18 to 3442
75+27
55 to 6412

Red Oak Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White30011.80%
Black11537.34%
Hispanic15100.00%

Red Oak Veterans by Race

Red Oak Veterans by Education

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11.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Red Oak Veterans by Education

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56.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

2%

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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79.83%

Born in Red Oak

99.56%

Native Born

0.44%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.56% of Red Oak residents were born in the United States, with 79.83% having been born in North Carolina. 0.44% 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
20213,508200.57%
20203,488200.58%
20193,468200.58%
20183,448110.32%
20173,437140.41%
20163,423150.44%
20153,408-2-0.06%
20143,4100.00%
20133,410-7-0.20%
20123,417-8-0.23%
20113,42550.15%
20103,4206972.31%
20002,7230.00%

Red Oak Population by Year