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Oil City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Oil City had a population of 10,271 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Oil City, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,271
Daytime Population: Workers 3,433
Daytime Population: Residents 6,192
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,625
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 9,972
Population in Familes 7,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density2 2,286
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $36,437
Average Household Income $48,022
Per Capita Income $20,347


Total Housing Units 5,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,467 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,816 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 787 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $48,987
Average Home Value $70,653


Total Households 4,283
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,546
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.38% -0.62%
Households -0.32% -0.57%
Families -0.45% -0.66%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2017 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 # 85 95th
Population Density # 596 66th
Diversity Index # 898 49th
Median Household Income # 1592 10th
Per Capita Income # 1593 10th

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