Red Oak, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 5,276 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.9%
 
Males: 2,529  (47.9%)
Females: 2,747  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 51566.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,916 (it was $30,098 in 2000)
Red Oak:

$43,916
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,316 (it was $15,793 in 2000)

Red Oak city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $88,588 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Red Oak:

$88,588
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $125,276; detached houses: $127,734; townhouses or other attached units: $87,008; in 2-unit structures: $91,646; mobile homes: $59,642

Median gross rent in 2019: $657.

March 2019 cost of living index in Red Oak: 75.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.6%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.0% for American Indian residents, 75.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Red Oak, IA (2019)
    • 4,86389.7%White alone
    • 3386.2%Hispanic
    • 1392.6%Two or more races
    • 320.6%American Indian alone

Races in Red Oak detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Red Oak, Iowa as of December 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Red Oak is 466 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Red Oak by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(16.8)
2
(33.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
1
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(33.6)
5
(84.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(52.0)
3
(52.5)
1
(17.8)
3
(54.2)
1
(18.1)
3
(55.3)
11
(202.3)
7
(132.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.9)
2
(35.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
1
(18.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(67.2)
8
(135.4)
9
(157.9)
6
(106.6)
13
(231.2)
6
(104.0)
9
(157.6)
17
(302.8)
14
(253.1)
12
(216.7)
17
(313.4)
29
(533.4)
26
(491.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
65
(1,092)
57
(965.0)
54
(947.5)
61
(1,084)
46
(818.1)
65
(1,126)
57
(998.2)
114
(2,031)
50
(904.0)
62
(1,120)
54
(995.6)
58
(1,067)
39
(737.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
158
(2,655)
150
(2,539)
133
(2,334)
108
(1,919)
99
(1,761)
163
(2,824)
103
(1,804)
138
(2,458)
100
(1,808)
136
(2,456)
101
(1,862)
124
(2,281)
75
(1,419)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(117.6)
12
(203.1)
9
(157.9)
4
(71.1)
7
(124.5)
13
(225.2)
6
(105.1)
6
(106.9)
6
(108.5)
4
(72.2)
17
(313.4)
8
(147.1)
9
(170.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(50.4)
5
(84.6)
4
(70.2)
2
(35.5)
1
(17.8)
4
(69.3)
1
(17.5)
3
(53.4)
2
(36.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(55.3)
3
(55.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index266.1353.0214.4193.9183.9272.2224.0359.5274.5245.6281.7446.2326.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Red Oak, IA

Crime rate in Red Oak detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 12 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Iowa average:

1.70
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Ancestries: German (18.6%), American (10.6%), Irish (9.4%), English (7.5%), Swedish (7.4%), Norwegian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/28/1869

Elevation: 1049 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,434 people per square mile   (low).

Red Oak, Iowa map

140 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

2.6%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,778 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,513 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.01 N, Longitude: 95.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +555 (+10.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,436 (58.8%)

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Red Oak, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Red Oak, IA in 2019
Red Oak satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $295,600
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $282,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Red Oak, IA residents
Average permit cost in Red Oak, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.1%
Historical population in Red Oak, IA
Historical housing units in Red Oak, IA
Most common industries in Red Oak, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.6%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Red Oak, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)

Average climate in Red Oak, Iowa

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Red Oak, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.5. This is about average.

City:

66.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 310% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 330.2 miles away from Red Oak center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 388.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 288.8 miles away from Red Oak center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from Red Oak center
On 12/17/2009 at 02:53:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from Red Oak center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 254.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Red Oak topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Red Oak:

  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 2301 EASTERN AVENUE)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH (2301 EASTERN AVENUE)
  • WEL HOME HEALTH OF RED OAK (1600 SUMMIT STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - RED OAK (201 ALIX AVENUE)
  • RED OAK REHAB AND CARE CENTER (1600 SUMMIT STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Red Oak:

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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:

Public elementary/middle schools in Red Oak:

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Library in Red Oak:

  • RED OAK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $139,931; Location: 400 N 2ND ST; 46,130 books; 1,816 audio materials; 1,415 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.5%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


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
110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
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

For population 15 years and over in Red Oak:

Marital status in Red Oak, IA
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Red Oak:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Red Oak
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Red Oak, IA (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,91317
Evangelical Protestant1,16410
Catholic6052
Other-1
None5,058-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Montgomery County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Montgomery County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Montgomery County:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

20.9%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Red Oak:

47.4%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Red Oak:

41.5%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Red Oak:

29.1
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.2%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.5%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Red Oak:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.5%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Red Oak:

52.3%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.8%
State:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Red Oak, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$40,632$48,7582$1,554
Firefighters 10$44,802$53,7624$1,049
Water Supply 6$20,859$41,7180$0
Streets and Highways 4$13,941$41,8230$0
Financial Administration 4$17,119$51,3571$731
Local Libraries 4$11,997$35,9911$199
Other and Unallocable 3$9,198$36,7921$443
Sewerage 2$6,862$41,1721$505
Police - Other 2$5,890$35,3400$0
Airports 1$3,764$45,1680$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,983$35,7960$0
Totals for Government 47$178,046$45,45910$4,481

Red Oak government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $187,000 ($35.44)
    General - Other: $27,000 ($5.12)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $954,000 ($180.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $833,000 ($157.88)
    Sewerage: $757,000 ($143.48)
    Health - Other: $724,000 ($137.23)
    Police Protection: $718,000 ($136.09)
    Regular Highways: $568,000 ($107.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $434,000 ($82.26)
    General - Other: $338,000 ($64.06)
    Air Transportation: $246,000 ($46.63)
    Libraries: $225,000 ($42.65)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $126,000 ($23.88)
    Financial Administration: $74,000 ($14.03)
    Central Staff Services: $64,000 ($12.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($8.53)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $31,000 ($5.88)
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000 ($0.95)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $296,000 ($56.10)

Red Oak government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $899,000 ($170.39)
    Regular Highways: $172,000 ($32.60)
    Air Transportation: $64,000 ($12.13)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $49,000 ($9.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($8.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($3.22)
    Other: $16,000 ($3.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $617,000 ($116.94)
    Housing and Community Development: $119,000 ($22.55)
    General Local Government Support: $65,000 ($12.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $781,000 ($148.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $319,000 ($60.46)
    Interest Earnings: $31,000 ($5.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($1.14)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,064,000 ($201.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $733,000 ($138.93)
    Other: $104,000 ($19.71)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($1.52)
  • Tax - Property: $2,862,000 ($542.46)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $556,000 ($105.38)
    Other License: $103,000 ($19.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $102,000 ($19.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $89,000 ($16.87)

Red Oak government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,395,000 ($1401.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,735,000 ($1276.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $660,000 ($125.09)

Red Oak government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,176,000 ($981.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,271,000 ($240.90)

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Page County, IA  0.97% ($36,256 average AGI)
from Pottawattamie County, IA  0.50% ($36,600)


4.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,958 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Page County, IA  0.62% ($33,600 average AGI)
Businesses in Red Oak, IA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
KFC1Taco Bell1
Kmart1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS2
New Balance1YMCA1

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.)
Red Oak fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Red Oak fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 348ft / 106mTotal length
  • 36,524Total average daily traffic
  • 2,917Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,524Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Red Oak, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Red Oak, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Red Oak)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Red Oak, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (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: 14 (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: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 46. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 78 took place in 2004, and the least - 4 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Red Oak, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.4%), and Structure Fires (26.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Red Oak, IA
    • 38852.4%Outside Fires
    • 19826.7%Structure Fires
    • 11515.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 405.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Red Oak, IA

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
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Red Oak, Iowa
Most common first names in Red Oak, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13078.6 years
Mary12483.0 years
Helen9480.6 years
Ruth8084.3 years
James7873.9 years
Clarence7682.9 years
Charles7474.2 years
Carl7482.9 years
Dorothy7478.1 years
Robert7269.8 years
Most common last names in Red Oak, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson19480.6 years
Anderson15279.0 years
Peterson9880.8 years
Jones9078.9 years
Swanson8683.4 years
Smith8675.8 years
Nelson8081.7 years
Carlson6678.1 years
Larson5679.7 years
Miller4281.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Red Oak, IA
  • 82.8%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Red Oak, IA
  • 57.4%Utility gas
  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 1.6%No fuel used


Red Oak compared to Iowa 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.
  • 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)"
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2021.