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Red Oak is a city in Montgomery County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Red Oak is 41.009N. The longitude is -95.225W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,050 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,940.


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Median household income
Local
$30,098
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Red Oak demographic reports
Red Oak is on the East Nishnabotna River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Montgomery County Fair - July 17-22, 2007
  • Junction Days - June 22-23, 2007
  • Mayfest - May 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Red Oak web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Viking Lake State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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27% of Red Oak residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Red Oak ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Red Oak was $15,793, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Red Oak residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Red Oak, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $714.


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Libraries in Red Oak include Red Oak Public Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Red Oak include KHIN.

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Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Red Oak political report.

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The average commute time for Red Oak workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Red Oak include Super 8.

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Red Oak, IA

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