Red Oak, North Carolina

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Red Oak, North Carolina

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High Points

Red Oak strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Red Oak Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Red Oak People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% Red Oak Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Red Oak, North Carolina

Comparing Red Oak to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 8 3
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Red Oak Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles NE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Nash
Metro Area Rocky Mount
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27868
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.038
Longitude -77.906

Red Oak Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 71 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station ARCOLA
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 43 to 73 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 75 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
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Red Oak Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,723 100%
Male 1,350 49.6%
Female 1,373 50.4%
Under 18 710 26.1%
18+ 2,013 73.9%
65+ 278 10.2%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 3.06
White 2,469 90.7%
African-American 219 8%
Asian 7 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 9 0.3%
Mixed Race 17 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 1.3%

Estimated Red Oak Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,820
Growth 97
Growth % 3.6%

Red Oak Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 33.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.4%
English 19.4%
German 8.1%
Irish 5.9%
Scottish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Italian 1.5%
European 1.2%
French Canadian 0.9%
Danish 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Polish 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Brazilian 0.2%
African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Red Oak 2,723 $61,406
Castalia 340 $29,375
Dortches 809 $52,250
Nashville 4,309 $44,180
Rocky Mount 55,893 $39,929
Sharpsburg 2,421 $30,192
Whitakers 799 $27,188
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