Oil City Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Oil City: City of Pennsylvania

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Oil City is a city located in the county of Cambria in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 10,557 and a population density of 2,181 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 9,618 inhabitants.

The city was created 197 years ago in 1823.

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Oil City PA.
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Oil City is located at 40°24'8"N 78°38'24"W (40.4023000, -78.6400200).

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Oil City Quick Facts

Population : 9,618 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Cambria County
Different from : Oil City, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Postal code : 16301
Area : 4.84 km2
Named for : oil
Establishment : January 01, 1824 (197 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 11:32:04 (20th October 2021)
Density : 1,987 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -9.76% (2010-2019)


According to census records, the population of Oil City decreased by 9.76% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 10,557 - census
2011 10,464 -0.89% estimation process
2012 10,358 -1.02% estimation process
2013 10,280 -0.76% estimation process
2014 10,186 -0.92% estimation process
2015 10,100 -0.85% estimation process
2016 9,995 -1.05% estimation process
2017 9,853 -1.44% estimation process
2018 9,730 -1.26% estimation process
2019 9,618 -1.16% estimation process

Oil City zip code is 16301. County name: Venango, County fips: 42121

People born in Oil City (20)

People born in Oil City, including university teacher Gertrude Schoepperle, flying ace Gabby Gabreski, actress Jane Hajduk, you can see a list of people who born in Oil City.

  • Clyde Littlefield (American football player and coach) he was born in 06/10/1892
  • Donald Foster (American actor (1889-1969)) he was born in 31/07/1889
  • Dusty Miller (American baseball player) he was born in 10/09/1868
  • Joseph Levi (American politician) he was born in 31/01/1924
  • Melinda Hale (American handball player) she was born in 19/04/1955
  • Ronald Black (American politician) he was born in 23/09/1935
  • Scott Hutchinson (American politician) he was born in 19/08/1961
  • Tubby Spencer (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 26/01/1884
  • W. S. Boreland (American sports coach) he was born in 01/02/1878
  • Virgil Tupper (American football player (1869-1951)) he was born in 14/03/1869
  • Ben Koyack (American football player) he was born in 09/04/1993
  • David Bowman he was born in 15/11/1932
  • Barry Conners (American actor, screenwriter and playwright) he was born in 31/05/1881
  • Woody Jackson (American composer, producer and session musician) he was born in 10/06/1970
  • Edwin Shepard Chickering (United States Air Force brigadier general) he was born in 21/09/1912
  • P Michael Conn (researcher) he was born in 12/05/1949
  • Forrest Hall (American football player) he was born in 29/10/1921

Schools in Oil City

College & universities near Oil City, PA

Code Name City ZIP
214166 Mount Aloysius College Cresson (PA) 16630-1999

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Oil City, PA

Code Name Address Type
ALT Altoona Transportation Center 1231 11th Avenue RAIL
JST Johnstown 47 Walnut Street RAIL
TYR Tyrone Pennsylvania Ave and West 10th St. RAIL
HGD Huntingdon Fourth and Allegheny Sts. RAIL
LAB Latrobe station 329 McKinley Ave RAIL

Post offices near Oil City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Cassandra Post Office Cassandra (PA) 15925

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Cambria County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cambria County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Johnstown 18,939 City in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States
Conemaugh 6,808 Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Minersville 4,133 Borough in central Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Elim 3,727 City in Alaska
Greenwich 3,640 Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Northern Cambria 3,456 Borough of Pennsylvania
Ebensburg 3,015 Borough of Pennsylvania
Nanty Glo 2,901 Borough of Pennsylvania
Portage 2,351 Home rule municipality in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Geistown 2,242 Borough of Pennsylvania
Stonycreek 2,074 Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Southmont 2,048 Borough of Pennsylvania
Summit 2,032 Township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Riverside 1,839 Borough in northern Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Cresson 1,585 Borough in Pennsylvania
Patton 1,576 Borough of Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

Oil City distances to largest Pennsylvania cities