Demographics—statistics about the population of Red Oak profoundly affect how important decisions are made. Not only do demographics give us the information we need to plan future investments and services, but 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.

  • The 2000 census reported 4,301 residents in 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 that by 2030, Red Oak’s population will grow to 63,329 (~488% growth).