Oil City, PA Population

Population: 11,504. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,942 (-4.9% change)
Males: 5,468 (47.5%), Females: 6,036 (52.5%)

Zip code: 16301

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $29,060
Median house value: $40,400

Races in Oil City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (32.6%), Irish (21.0%), Polish (9.4%), United States (7.2%), English (6.3%), Italian (5.6%).

Land area: 4.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Oil City

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oil City city

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -521 (-4.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Oil City:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Oil City:

  • VENANGO REGIONAL (about 11 miles; FRANKLIN, PA; Abbreviation: FKL)
  • ERIE INTL/TOM RIDGE FIELD (about 55 miles; ERIE, PA; Abbreviation: ERI)
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/JAMESTOWN (about 59 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; Abbreviation: JHW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Oil City:

  • TITUSVILLE (about 12 miles; TITUSVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: 6G1)
  • CLARION COUNTY (about 24 miles; CLARION, PA; Abbreviation: AXQ)
  • CORRY-LAWRENCE (about 33 miles; CORRY, PA; Abbreviation: 8G2)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Oil City:

  • VENANGO COUNTY AREA VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 28; Location: 1 VO-TECH DR; Public)
  • CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-VENANGO CAMPUS (Location: W FIRST ST; Public; Website: www.clarion.edu; Offers Master’s degree)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oil City:

  • CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 29 miles; CLARION, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,690)
  • GROVE CITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; GROVE CITY, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 36 miles; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,399)
  • NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (about 53 miles; ERIE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,304)
  • JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; JAMESTOWN, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,662)
  • EDINBORO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 58 miles; EDINBORO, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,631)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV-PENN ST ERIE-BEHREND COLL (about 58 miles; ERIE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,481)

Schools

Public high school in Oil City:

  • OIL CITY SHS (Students: 860; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Oil City:

  • VENANGO CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 1505 WEST FIRST STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Oil City:

  • OIL CITY AREA MS (Students: 623; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HASSON HEIGHTS SCH (Students: 572; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SMEDLEY STREET SCH (Students: 162; Grades: KG – 02)
  • SEVENTH STREET SCH (Students: 154; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • PINOAK PRIMARY CTR (Students: 114; Grades: KG – 03)
  • VENANGO TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle school in Oil City:

  • ST STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 214 REED STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Oil City:

  • OIL CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $716,666; Location: 2 CENTRAL AVE; 86,688 books; 1,474 audio materials; 3,001 video materials; 276 serial subscriptions)

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