Red Oak, Iowa
Red Oak: View from the Gazebo in downtown Red Oak, IA
Red Oak: Snow winter of 2007
Red Oak: View of Red Oak water tower
Red Oak: Montgomery County Court House, Red Oak, IA
Red Oak: Gazebo in downtown Red Oak, IA
Red Oak: Light post on square
Red Oak: City Park fountain
Red Oak: Sunset from North Eighth Street
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|Median resident age:||43.0 years|
|Iowa median age:||38.1 years|
Zip codes: 51566.
Estimated per capita income in 2015: $20,247 (it was $15,793 in 2000)
Red Oak city income, earnings, and wages data
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $73,528 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $106,276; Detached houses: $109,964; Townhouses or other attached units: $73,281; In 2-unit structures: $88,888; Mobile homes: $32,643
Median gross rent in 2015: $665.
Races in Red Oak, IA (2010)
- 5,38693.8%White alone
- 611.1%Two or more races
- 190.3%Black alone
- 190.3%American Indian alone
- 130.2%Asian alone
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Ancestries: American (19.3%), German (13.9%), Irish (11.5%), Swedish (10.8%), English (6.6%), Norwegian (5.6%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 06/28/1869
Elevation: 1049 feet
Land area: 3.68 square miles.
Population density: 1,515 people per square mile(low).
For population 25 years and over in Red Oak:
- High school or higher: 84.8%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
- Unemployed: 7.2%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Red Oak city:
- Never married: 27.0%
- Now married: 48.1%
- Separated: 1.0%
- Widowed: 11.0%
- Divorced: 12.9%
118 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% Europe).
According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Red Oak, Iowa as of April 24, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Red Oak to the number of sex offenders is 434 to 1.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,622 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,076 (1.7%)
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:
- 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,800
- 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $79,000
- 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $104,200
- 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $24,300
- 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,200
- 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $132,400
- 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $131,000
- 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,200
- 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $215,000
- 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
- 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
- 2009: 1 building, cost: $172,000
- 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $88,500
- 2011: 1 building, cost: $200,000
- 2012: 1 building, cost: $25,000
- 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $291,700
- 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $199,300
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 95.23 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +497 (+8.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,354 (62.7%)
Area code: 712
|Crime rates in Red Oak by Year|
|City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.7)||240.8||233.0||296.4||258.3||225.3||266.1||353.0||214.4||193.9||183.9||272.2||224.0||359.5||274.5||245.6|
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Crime rate in Red Oak detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
|Officers per 1,000 residents here:||1.81|
Unemployment by year (%)
Historical housing units
Population change in the 1990s: -79 (-1.3%).
- Manufacturing (29%)
- Retail trade (17%)
- Construction (7%)
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
- Wholesale trade (6%)
- Health care and social assistance (6%)
- Other services, except public administration (5%)
- Health care and social assistance (44%)
- Retail trade (11%)
- Manufacturing (11%)
- Accommodation and food services (7%)
- Educational services (7%)
- Other services, except public administration (4%)
- Information (4%)
- Production occupations (20%)
- Management occupations (17%)
- Material moving occupations (10%)
- Sales and related occupations (7%)
- Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
- Transportation occupations (6%)
- Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
- Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
- Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
- Healthcare support occupations (11%)
- Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
- Personal care and service occupations (7%)
- Sales and related occupations (7%)
- Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
Average climate in Red Oak, Iowa
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Red Oak-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 97% 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 slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% 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 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 224.6 miles away from Red Oak center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 428.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 307.1 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
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 324.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 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.
Hospitals and medical centers in Red Oak:
Airports and heliports located in Red Oak:
- Red Oak Municipal Airport (RDK) (Runways: 3, Itinerant Ops: 3,465, Local Ops: 8,085)
- Shields Airport (8IA9) (Runways: 1)
- Montgomery County Memorial Heliport (IA91)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Red Oak:
- Iowa Western Community College (about 35 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,344)
- Bellevue University (about 38 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
- Creighton University (about 42 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
- University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 43 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
- Metropolitan Community College Area (about 44 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
- University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 45 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
- Northwest Missouri State University (about 49 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
Public high school in Red Oak:
- RED OAK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 374, Location: 2011 N 8TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
Public elementary/middle schools in Red Oak:
Notable locations in Red Oak: Montgomery County Fairgrounds (A), Red Oak (B), Depot Museum (C), Montgomery County Historical Center (D), Montgomery County Courthouse (E), Red Oak Fire Department (F), Red Oak Public Library (G), Red Oak Police Department (H), Montgomery County Sheriffs Office (I), Montgomery County Jail (J). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Red Oak include: Our Saviour Church (A), All Angels Episcopal Church (B), Grace Baptist Church (C), Jehovahs Witnesses (D), Red Oak Presbyterian Church (E), Church of Christ (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Congregational Church (H), First Covenant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map
Creek: Red Oak Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map
Parks in Red Oak include: Dutton Park (1), Wilson Park (2), McCormick Park (3), Fountain Square Park (4), Kelly Park (5), College Park (6), Chautauqua Park (7), Legion Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map
Tourist attractions: Montgomery County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2700 North 4th Street), Growth Unlimited Corporation (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1200 North Broadway Street).
Hotels: Super 8 Motel (800 Senate Avenue), Red Coach Inn Restaurant & Lounge (Highway 34).
Courts: Juvenile Court Services (106 West Washington Avenue), Montgomery County Of Assessor - Court Room (Courthouse).
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.5. This is better than average.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.6% for two or more races residents)
|This city:||2.3 people|
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
- Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
- Gay men: 0.2% of all households
18 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
People in group quarters in Red Oak in 2000:
- 131 people in nursing homes
- 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
- 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
Banks with branches in Red Oak (2011 data):
- Houghton State Bank: at 116 Coolbaugh Street, branch established on 1879/01/01; Plaza Branch at North Broadway, branch established on 1974/05/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $154.7 mil, Deposits: $137.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
- U.S. Bank National Association: Red Oak Branch at 323 East Reed Street, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
- Bank Iowa: Red Oak Branch at 1805 North Broadway, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $1,089.9 mil, Deposits: $913.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Iowa Corporation
- Great Western Bank: Red Oak Branch at 2100 Commerce, branch established on 1950/11/15. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
Educational Attainment (%) in 2015
School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015
Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Red Oak city (based on Montgomery County data)
Food Environment Statistics:
|Montgomery County:||2.73 / 10,000 pop.|
|Iowa:||2.14 / 10,000 pop.|
|Montgomery County:||6.38 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||5.55 / 10,000 pop.|
|Here:||5.47 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||8.01 / 10,000 pop.|
Health and Nutrition:
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|Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)|
|Function||Full-time employees||Monthly full-time payroll||Average yearly full-time wage||Part-time employees||Monthly part-time payroll|
|Other Government Administration||2||$10,565||$63,390||0||$0|
|Police Protection - Officers||10||$38,180||$45,816||0||$0|
|Police - Other||2||$5,210||$31,260||0||$0|
|Fire - Other||0||$0||6||$2,601|
|Streets and Highways||4||$12,963||$38,889||0||$0|
|Parks and Recreation||1||$2,630||$31,560||0||$0|
|Other and Unallocable||2||$7,253||$43,518||2||$673|
|Totals for Government||48||$161,679||$40,420||9||$3,513|
5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,457 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
|from Pottawattamie County, IA||0.56% ($32,391 average AGI)|
|from Page County, IA||0.54% ($26,818)|
|from Mills County, IA||0.39% ($28,125)|
5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,829 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
Strongest AM radio stations in Red Oak:
- KOAK (1080 AM; daytime; 0 kW; RED OAK, IA; Owner: HAWKEYE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
- KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
- KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
- KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
- KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
- KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
- WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
- WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
- KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
- KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
- KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
Strongest FM radio stations in Red Oak:
- KCSI (95.3 FM; RED OAK, IA; Owner: HAWKEYE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
- KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
- KEZO-FM (92.3 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
- KQCH (94.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
- KQKQ-FM (98.5 FM; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
- KSRZ (104.5 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
TV broadcast stations around Red Oak:
- KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
- KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
- KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
- KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
- KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
- KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
- WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)
- National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
- 13Number of bridges
- 39m128ftTotal length
- 17,400Total average daily traffic
- 675Total average daily truck traffic
- 22,282Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges - Historical Statistics
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Red Oak, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 10 (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: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
- Fire: 61
- Hazardous Condition: 34
- Service Call: 2
- Good Intent Call: 3
Incident types - Red Oak
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Red Oak, Iowa:
- Super 8 Motel, 800 Senate Ave, Red Oak, Iowa 51566 , Phone: (712) 623-6919, Fax: (712) 623-6926
- Red Coach Inn And Restaurant, 1200 Senate Ave, Red Oak, Iowa 51566 , Phone: (712) 623-4864, Fax: (712) 623-2389
|Most common first names in Red Oak, IA among deceased individuals|
|Most common last names in Red Oak, IA among deceased individuals|
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Most commonly used house heating fuel:
- Utility gas (75%)
- Electricity (24%)
- Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
- Other fuel (1%)
|Businesses in Red Oak, IA|
|Burger King||1||Pizza Hut||1|
|H&R Block||1||Super 8||1|
|MasterBrand Cabinets||1||U.S. Cellular||1|
Red Oak compared to Iowa state average:
- Median household income below state average.
- Median house value below state average.
- Unemployed percentage below state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
- Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
- Length of stay since moving in above state average.
- Number of college students significantly below state average.
Red Oak on our top lists:
- #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
- #47 (51566) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
- #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2017.