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.