Red Oak, NC

Red Oak, situated in Nash County, is a town made up of 19.5 square miles.

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The median resident age in Red Oak is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $72,000 making it about $24,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $35,000. The average price for a home in Red Oak is about $215,000 (2015) which is $55,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $1,000 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Red Oak is 86% White, 10% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 90% of the population are high school graduates, with 26% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 62% are married, 4% are divorced, 1% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 27% that have never been married.

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Nash County

Red Oak belongs to Nash County in the eastern part of North Carolina. Nash County is part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nash County has a population of 96,000 and the city Nashville, with a population of 15,000, is the county seat.

In 1777, Nash County was formed from part of Edgecombe County. The county was named after Francis Nash; an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General. He was wounded at the Battle of Germantown that year.

Parts of Edgecombe, Johnston, Wayne, and Nash counties were merged to form Wilson County in 1855.

Nash County borders Johnston, Franklin, Wake, Wilson, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Warren counties.

Nash County is made up of 543 square miles. 540 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.


The population of Red Oak, NC is about 3,400. The population has seen a large increase since the 1990s.


The elevation of Red Oak, NC is 203 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Red Oak, NC is 27868.

Area Code

The area code for Red Oak, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Red Oak and Nash County have voted mostly Republican, with 51% going to John McCain during the 2008 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, though Red Oak voted Democrat in 2012.

As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Red Oak is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Retail, manufacturing, and food service make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Nashville Graphic, Rocky Mount Telegram, and The Spring Hope Enterprise are the primary newspapers that cover the Nash County area.


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