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Oil City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Oil City had a population of 10,479 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Oil City is located at latitude 41.4288 and longitude -79.7078 in Venango County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oil City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Venango County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Oil City (GNIS ID: 1215639) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oil City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oil City: Imperial City, Laytonia, Venango City.

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Oil City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,479
Population in Households 10,180
Population in Familes 7,657
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density1 2,333
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 4,398
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,613
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,523 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,875 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 749 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $47,389
Average Home Value $68,946


Median Household Income $35,771
Average Household Income $44,852
Per Capita Income $19,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.31%
Households 0.05% -0.21%
Families -0.11% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Oil City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oil City to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 83 95th
Population Density1 # 588 67th
Diversity Index2 # 883 50th
Median Household Income # 1573 11th
Per Capita Income # 1618 8th

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