Demographics—statistics about the population of Red Oak profoundly affect how important decisions are made. Not only do demographics give us information we need to plan future investments and services, data from sources such as the US Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics also help determine who gets Federal aid, where assistance programs are targeted, what businesses might move to our community, and how our vote counts in the Electoral College.
In fact, demographic data impacts nearly everything we do: how far we travel to the store, how much we pay in property taxes, and how much support the school district receives from local, state, and Federal sources.
Demographics & Population Data
Demographics (Population, Growth Rate, Age Distribution, Educational Attainment)
The 2000 census reported 4,301 residents for Red Oak.
The 2010 census reported the Red Oak population had grown to 10,769 (~150% growth).
The 2020 population estimate for Red Oak reports 14,732 residents. (~37% growth)
Moreover, the North Central Texas Council of Governments projects by the year 2030, Red Oak’s population will grow to 63,329 (~488% growth).
13. The Metroplex Region - 2018 Regional Report - The 19-county Metroplex Region covers about 15,600 square miles in northern Texas. (Hyperlink to Texas Comptroller's web Site)