Oil City, PA 16301 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 16301: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Oil City, PA 16301

Not Acceptable, USPS
Oil Creek, PA 16301

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 464
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,681
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 414
  • County: Venango County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.434, Longitude -79.706
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Oil City, PA 16301 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,985
Population in Households 16,565
Population in Familes 12,966
Population in Group Qrtrs 420
Population Density1 178
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 7,104
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,527
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,703 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,401 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,478 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $68,186
Average Home Value $88,199


Median Household Income $38,792
Average Household Income $49,169
Per Capita Income $20,838
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.38%
Households -0.03% -0.26%
Families -0.18% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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 16301 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 16301 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes 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 # 251 85th
Population Density1 # 948 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 872 48th
Median Household Income # 1427 15th
Per Capita Income # 1422 15th

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