For population 25 years and over in Red Oak:
For population 15 years and over in Red Oak city:
166 residents are foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,340 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (37.1 miles , pop. 58,268).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (44.4 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (395.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Stanton, IA (2.6 miles ), Coburg, IA (2.6 miles) , Emerson, IA (3.0 miles ), Elliott, IA (3.2 miles ), Essex, IA (3.6 miles ), Henderson, IA (3.7 miles) , Imogene, IA (3.7 miles) , Hastings, IA (3.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 95.23 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +616 (+10.7%)
Area code: 712
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Red Oak detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (11 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -79 (-1.3%).
Work and jobs in Red Oak: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Red Oak, Iowa
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Red Oak-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 193% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Red Oak city center killed one person and injured 28 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/22/1964, a category F4 tornado 16.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Red Oak-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.9 miles away from Red Oak center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Dennis Ashbaugh - Painter and artist, Fred Lawrence Whipple - Astronomer, James E. Kearney - Catholic bishop, Raymond Hatton - Actor, James R. Bennett - Politician, Stephen Shortridge - Actor.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.5%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.3% for Black residents, 68.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 73.9% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
18 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
People in group quarters in Red Oak in 2000:
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Banks with branches in Red Oak (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Red Oak (based on Montgomery County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.50%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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5.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,554 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,731 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Red Oak fatal accident list:
Jun 27, 2001 03:15 PM, E Washington, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 2, 1989 03:28 PM, 48, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 14, 1981 02:17 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 11, 1980 09:17 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2
Mar 1, 1978 03:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 16, 1977 09:20 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Red Oak)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Red Oak, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Red Oak)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Red Oak)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.