Red Oak, TX

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Population

11,993

2.83% growth

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$72,788

3.61% growth

Poverty Rate

6.91%


Number of Employees

5,871

2.78% growth

Median Property Value

$167,000

8.44% growth

About

In 2017, Red Oak, TX had a population of 12k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $72,788. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Red Oak, TX grew from 11,663 to 11,993, a 2.83% increase and its median household income grew from $70,250 to $72,788, a 3.61% increase.

The population of Red Oak, TX is 45.6% White Alone, 26% Black or African American Alone, and 24.7% Hispanic or Latino. 18.6% of the people in Red Oak, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Red Oak, TX is $167,000, and the homeownership rate is 68.9%. Most people in Red Oak, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Red Oak, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Red Oak, TX employs 5.87k people. The largest industries in Red Oak, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (779 people), Retail Trade (620 people), and Educational Services (603 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($81,597), Transportation & Warehousing ($55,755), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,957).

Median household income in Red Oak, TX is $72,788. Males in Red Oak, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Red Oak, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,788

2017 value

± $8,383

3.61%

1 Year Growth

± 15.5%

Households in Red Oak, TX have a median annual income of $72,788, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,250 in 2016, which represents a 3.61% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Red Oak, TX made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Red Oak, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Red Oak, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 602.07

  2. Census Tract 602.06

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Red Oak, TX was Census Tract 602.07 with a value of $80,310, followed by Census Tract 602.06 and N/A, with respective values of $49,247 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.91% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Red Oak, TX (813 out of 11.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    565 ± 197

  2. Hispanic

    203 ± 157

  3. Black

    169 ± 136

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Red Oak, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.87k

2017 Value

± 670

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Red Oak, TX grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 5.71k employees to 5.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Red Oak, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (970 people), Sales & Related Occupations (693 people), and Management Occupations (622 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Red Oak, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Red Oak, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (970 people), Sales & Related Occupations (693 people), and Management Occupations (622 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Red Oak, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.12 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.11 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Red Oak, TX, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($99,402), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($89,239), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,364).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.87k

2017 Value

± 670

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Red Oak, TX grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 5.71k employees to 5.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Red Oak, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (779 people), Retail Trade (620 people), and Educational Services (603 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Red Oak, TX, though some of these residents may live in Red Oak, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Red Oak, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (779 people), Retail Trade (620 people), and Educational Services (603 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Red Oak, TX has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.03 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.49 times), and Information (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Red Oak, TX, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($81,597), Transportation & Warehousing ($55,755), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,957).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.1% of the population of Red Oak, TX has health coverage, with 60.7% on employee plans, 5.5% on Medicaid, 5.77% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Red Oak, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Red Oak, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.9%

Uninsured

60.7%

Employer Coverage

5.5%

Medicaid

5.77%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.66%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Red Oak, TX declined by 12.7% from 15.9% to 13.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Red Oak, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Red Oak, TX is home to a population of 12k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.06% of Red Oak, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Red Oak, TX is composed of 5.47k White Alone residents (45.6%), 3.11k Black or African American Alone residents (26%), 2.96k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.7%), 196 Two or More Races residents (1.63%), 191 Asian Alone residents (1.59%), 59 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.492%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Red Oak, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,568 speakers), Vietnamese (112 speakers), and Urdu (100 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Red Oak, TX was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Red Oak, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Red Oak, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8.06% of Red Oak, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Red Oak, TX was 7.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Red Oak, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Red Oak, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

94.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Red Oak, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Red Oak, TX was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.47k ± 705

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.11k ± 544

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.96k ± 757

In 2017, there were 1.76 times more White Alone residents (5.47k people) in Red Oak, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.11k Black or African American Alone and 2.96k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Red Oak, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,568 speakers (14.6%)

  2. Vietnamese

    112 speakers (1.04%)

  3. Urdu

    100 speakers (0.933%)

18.6% of Red Oak, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Red Oak, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 14.6% of the overall population of Red Oak, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.04% speak Vietnamese and 0.933% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    169 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    143 ± 74

  3. Vietnam

    87 ± 66

Red Oak, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Red Oak, TX was $167,000 in 2017, which is 0.767 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $154,000 to $167,000, a 8.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Red Oak, TX is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Red Oak, TX have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Red Oak, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$72,788

Median Household Income

± $8,383

3.9k

Number of Households

± 464

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.9k households in Red Oak, TX grew to $72,788 from the previous year's value of $70,250.

The following chart displays the households in Red Oak, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$167,000

2017 Median

± $11,221

$154,000

2016 Median

± $8,925

In 2017, the median property value in Red Oak, TX grew to to $167,000 from the previous year's value of $154,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Red Oak, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Red Oak, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Red Oak, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Red Oak, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.9%

2017 Homeownership

68.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.9% of the housing units in Red Oak, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Red Oak, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Red Oak, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Red Oak, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Red Oak, TX have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.42% of the workforce in Red Oak, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.3%

  2. Carpooled

    14.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Red Oak, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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