Red Oak, North Carolina

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Red Oak, North Carolina
Red Oak, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Red Oak, North Carolina
Red Oak, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°1′53″N 77°54′6″W / 36.03139°N 77.90167°W / 36.03139; -77.90167Coordinates: 36°1′53″N 77°54′6″W / 36.03139°N 77.90167°W / 36.03139; -77.90167
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Land19.5 sq mi (50.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
203 ft (62 m)
 • Total3,430
 • Estimate 
 • Density180/sq mi (68/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)252
FIPS code37-55640[2]
GNIS feature ID1022197[3]

Red Oak is a town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,430 in 2010.


Black Jack and the Red Oak Community House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


Red Oak is located at 36°1′53″N 77°54′6″W / 36.03139°N 77.90167°W / 36.03139; -77.90167 (36.031373, -77.901734).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.5 square miles (51 km2), of which, 19.5 square miles (51 km2) of it is land and 0.05% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20163,443[1]0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,723 people, 984 households, and 821 families residing in the town. The population density was 139.7 people per square mile (53.9/km²). There were 1,030 housing units at an average density of 52.8 per square mile (20.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.67% White, 8.04% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 984 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,958, and the median income for a family was $61,406. Males had a median income of $40,718 versus $26,091 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,616. About 5.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 16.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.