32 Fishing in Pearson Park, which sits next to Red Oak City Hall. Photo By Melisa Oporto

Red Oak

Wikipedia says:

Red Oak is a city in Ellis County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The population was 10,769 at the 2010 census. The North Central Texas Council of Governments projects that number to grow to 63,329 by the year 2030, as it is on the verge of explosive suburban growth. Red Oak was also the exterior location for filming True Stories, a film by David Byrne of Talking Heads released in 1986.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 29.8
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 161.50%
  • Population Density: 751 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 80%
  • Average SAT Score: 1424
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 64.90%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $3,807

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 0.98 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 25.33 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $156,486
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 29.70%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 71.50%

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