Oil City Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Oil City: City of Pennsylvania

About

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 198 years ago in 1823.

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 (198 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 16:45:41 (24th May 2022)
Density : 1,987 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -9.76% (2010-2019)
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Geography

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

Oil City map

Demographics

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

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 57,407
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 54,370
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 5.6%
April 1, 2020 Population : 58,409
April 1, 2010 Population : 54,371
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.4%
People over 65 (%) : 15.3%
Female persons, % : 52.9%
White only, percent : 63.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 24.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 4.1%
Asians alone % : 1.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 5.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 5.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 60.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 5,776
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.9%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.6%

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

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 56.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $113,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,107
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $402
2015-2019 median gross rent : $867
2015-2019 Households : 22,946
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.48
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 81.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 88.1%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 80.3%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 90.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 11.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 14.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 125,055
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 427,832
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 83,793
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,280,663
2012 total retail sales per capita : $22,836
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $49,914
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,686
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,706
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,755
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,511
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,186
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,280
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 510
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,904
2010 population per square mile : 2,228.1
2010 land area in square miles : 24.40

People born in Oil City (20)

People born in Oil City, including university teacher Gertrude Schoepperle, flying ace Gabby Gabreski, actress Jane Hajduk, .

List

  • 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