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Petrolia, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Petrolia is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Butler County at latitude 41.0216 and longitude -79.7168. Butler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,175 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Petrolia, but most people and references simply refer to it as Petrolia, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Petrolia indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Petrolia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Petrolia, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 206
Population in Households 206
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 520
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $171,429
Average Home Value $196,071


Median Household Income $53,584
Average Household Income $60,781
Per Capita Income $23,310
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.67% -0.49%
Households -0.56% -0.24%
Families 2.42% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Petrolia, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petrolia to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1615 9th
Population Density1 # 1387 21st
Diversity Index2 # 1464 17th
Median Household Income # 603 66th
Per Capita Income # 1011 43rd

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