Oil City, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 10,321 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.3%
 
Males: 5,066  (49.1%)
Females: 5,255  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 16301.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,694 (it was $29,060 in 2000)
Oil City:

$32,694
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,731 (it was $14,696 in 2000)

Oil City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,382 (it was $40,200 in 2000)
Oil City:

$47,382
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $59,308; Detached houses: $59,660; Townhouses or other attached units: $60,482; In 2-unit structures: $40,024; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $74,126; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,506; Mobile homes: $32,239

Median gross rent in 2012: $565.

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  • White alone - 10,062 (95.3%)
  • Black alone - 154 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 154 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 129 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 34 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

Races in Oil City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oil City: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.0%), Irish (16.4%), English (7.0%), Polish (6.6%), Italian (4.7%), United States (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/03/1871

Land area: 4.51 square miles.

Population density: 2,286 people per square mile   (low).

Oil City,PA real estate house value index trend

Oil City, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Oil City:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oil City city:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 41.6%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

79 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Oil City, Pennsylvania as of March 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oil City to the number of sex offenders is 305 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,311 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $935 (2.3%)

Oil City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Erie, PA (51.1 miles , pop. 103,717).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (69.7 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (258.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Woodland Heights, PA (1.2 miles ), Hasson Heights, PA (1.3 miles ), Rouseville borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Seneca, PA (1.9 miles ), Sugarcreek borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Franklin, PA (2.6 miles ), Cooperstown borough, PA (3.2 miles ), Polk borough, PA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $13,800
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $56,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $417,900
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $41,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $176,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.43 N, Longitude: 79.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +188 (+1.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,683 (38.8%)

Area code: 814

Oil City household income distribution Oil City home values distribution

Crime rates in Oil City by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0001001000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.08.90.00.09.10.00.00.00.00.09.5
Rapes 9454322108606
per 100,000 78.834.843.335.526.918.018.39.30.076.257.40.057.1
Robberies 3431230115352
per 100,000 26.334.826.08.917.927.10.09.39.447.628.747.219.0
Assaults 1140151410126551051717
per 100,000 96.3347.5129.8124.189.5108.354.846.547.195.247.8160.5161.7
Burglaries 67333324203317171722141520
per 100,000 586.4286.7285.6212.8179.1297.8155.2158.0160.3209.4133.8141.6190.2
Thefts 3072492952732061661299114416011398196
per 100,000 2686.92163.32553.02420.21844.41498.11177.9845.61357.51523.21080.2925.31863.8
Auto thefts 1621141791910785233
per 100,000 140.0182.5121.2150.780.6171.591.365.075.447.619.128.328.5
Arson 0331430220010
per 100,000 0.026.126.08.935.827.10.018.618.90.00.09.40.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 257.8236.2206.5203.6141.9143.1112.671.886.5179.2121.998.5199.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Oil City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

Oil City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -521 (-4.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Oil City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Oil City, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oil City-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Oil City city center killed 7 people and injured 30 people.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oil City-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 36.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from Oil City center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 323.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 316.7 miles away from Oil City center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Venango County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oil City topographic map

Birthplace of: Gabby Gabreski - World War II flying ace, Virgil Tupper - Football player, Dusty Miller (1890s outfielder) - Baseball player, Jane Hajduk - Television actor, Joseph Levi - Politician, Ronald Black - Politician, Scott Hutchinson - Politician, Tubby Spencer - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Oil City:

  • NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER, OIL CITY (174 EAST BISSELL ST)
  • VNA OF VENANGO COUNTY INC HOSP (176 EAST BISSELL AVENUE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-OIL CITY (1293 GRANDVIEW ROAD)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE INC (1293 GRANDVIEW RD)
  • OIL CITY PRESBYTERIAN HOME (10 VO TECH DRIVE)

Colleges/Universities in Oil City:

  • Venango County Area Vocational Technical School (Full-time enrollment: 95; Location: 1 Vo-Tech Dr; Public; Website: www.vtc1.org)
  • Du Bois Business College-Oil City (FT enrollment: 65; Location: Oil City Campus 701 East Third Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.dbcollege.com/content/oil-city-campus)

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

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Clarion, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,771)
  • Grove City College (about 27 miles; Grove City, PA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • Allegheny College (about 28 miles; Meadville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Slippery Rock, PA; FT enrollment: 8,424)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (about 38 miles; Edinboro, PA; FT enrollment: 6,746)
  • Butler County Community College (about 43 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (about 50 miles; Erie, PA; FT enrollment: 4,025)

Public high schools in Oil City:

Private high school in Oil City:

  • VENANGO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 1505 W 1ST ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Oil City:

  • ST STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 214 REED ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Oil City, School District: OIL CITY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Oil City:

  • OIL CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $737,018; Location: 2 CENTRAL AVE; 96,883 books; 2,279 audio materials; 4,464 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 258 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • WKQW-AM 1120 Radio WKQW-FM 96.3 Radio, both owned by William S.Hearst/Clarion County Broadcasting Corp. added by Bill

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Notable locations in Oil City: University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Northwest Seneca (A), Oil City Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Oil City Fire Department Station 3 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Oil City: Saint Stephen Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Grove Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sage Run (A), Oil Creek (B), Charley Run (C), Cornplanter Run (D), Holiday Run (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Oil Region Astronomical Society Inc (Planetariums; Cherrytree Run Road).

Hotel: Holiday Inn (1 Seneca Street).

Court: Information - Court House Annex- Early Intervention Program (806 Grandview).

Venango County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oil City and their reported violations in the past:

CORNPLANTER TOWNSHIP (Population served: 1,762, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-26-2007), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-15-2005)
PA DOT REST AREA L (Population served: 660, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PA DOT REST AREA 19 (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
PA DOT REST AREA 20 (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SINGING HILLS PROGRAM CENTER (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
OIL CREEK STATE PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2012), St Boil Water Order (SEP-04-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between OCT-28-2012 and NOV-28-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-08-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SPANKYS TOBACCO WORLD (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SPORTSMANS TAVERN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Oil City that have no violations reported:

  • PA DOT REST AREA 21 (Population served: 990, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PA DOT REST AREA 22 (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PA DOT REST AREA E (Population served: 358, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PA DOT REST AREA 17 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PA DOT REST AREA 18 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.4%
(27.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Black residents, 72.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.7% for other race residents, 66.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Oil City in 2010:

  • 114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 69 people in college/university student housing
  • 53 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Oil City in 2000:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 15 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 12 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Oil City, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Oil City compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Oil City (2011 data):

  • Northwest Savings Bank: East First Street Branch, 259 Seneca Street Branch, Seneca Street Branch. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $7,975.9 mil, Deposits: $5,985.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 172 total offices
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Oil City South Branch at 24 State Street, branch established on 1956/07/02; Hasson Heights Branch at 25 Summit Street, branch established on 1973/03/19. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Oil City North Side Branch at 248 Seneca Street, branch established on 1871/11/07. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Oil City Branch at 15 East First Street, branch established on 1998/01/26. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • First United National Bank: Oil City Branch at 1 Central Avenue, branch established on 1980/02/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $243.8 mil, Deposits: $224.0 mil, headquarters in Fryburg, PA, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Fryburg Banking Company, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Oil City travel time to work - commute Oil City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Oil City city (based on Venango County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.67%
Here: 49.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents34.5%33.7%9.4%5.0%2.2%
Congregations6.8%38.1%12.7%4.2%1.7%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)American Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church General Conference Churches of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.6%1.4%1.3%9.0%
Congregations4.2%2.5%1.7%3.4%24.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Venango County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Venango County:

0.91 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Venango County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

6.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Venango County:

28.1%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$24,289$41,6380$0
Other Government Administration 2$16,490$98,9409$6,272
Judicial and Legal 1$3,438$41,2560$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$138,727$83,2360$0
Police - Other 2$8,722$52,33226$82,766
Firefighters 19$126,427$79,8493$7,734
Streets and Highways 14$83,098$71,2270$0
Sewerage 8$43,952$65,9280$0
Parks and Recreation 5$27,353$65,6470$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6$28,531$57,0621$9,421
Water Supply 14$76,314$65,4120$0
Local Libraries 13$50,964$47,0443$5,981
Other and Unallocable 2$14,188$85,1280$0
Totals for Government 113$642,493$68,22942$112,174

Oil City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $352,000 ($34.11)
    General Public Buildings: $149,000 ($14.44)
    General: $123,000 ($11.92)
    Sewerage: $68,000 ($6.59)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,959,000 ($189.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,047,000 ($101.44)
    Police Protection: $918,000 ($88.94)
    Regular Highways: $789,000 ($76.45)
    Libraries: $776,000 ($75.19)
    Fire Protection: $630,000 ($61.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $433,000 ($41.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $385,000 ($37.30)
    Water Utilities: $358,000 ($34.69)
    Sewerage: $356,000 ($34.49)
    Central Staff Services: $275,000 ($26.64)
    Financial Administration: $154,000 ($14.92)
    General Public Buildings: $118,000 ($11.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $84,000 ($8.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000 ($2.33)
    Parking Facilities: $24,000 ($2.33)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($0.29)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $5,497,000 ($532.60)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $1,751,000 ($169.65)
    Benefit Payments: $759,000 ($73.54)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $433,000 ($41.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $265,000 ($25.68)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $80,000 ($7.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $37,000 ($3.58)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($2.62)
    General Public Building: $25,000 ($2.42)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($2.33)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($1.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,250,000 ($411.78)

Oil City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,117,000 ($108.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $441,000 ($42.73)
    Parking Facilities: $166,000 ($16.08)
    All Other: $157,000 ($15.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $82,000 ($7.94)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $289,000 ($28.00)
    Local Employee Contribution: $148,000 ($14.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $710,000 ($68.79)
    All Other: $27,000 ($2.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $91,000 ($8.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $530,000 ($51.35)
    Interest Earnings: $124,000 ($12.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,332,000 ($129.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $322,000 ($31.20)
    Highways: $238,000 ($23.06)
    Housing & Community Development: $30,000 ($2.91)
    General Support: $13,000 ($1.26)
  • Tax - Property: $2,006,000 ($194.36)
    Individual Income: $633,000 ($61.33)
    NEC: $358,000 ($34.69)

Oil City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,609,000 ($543.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,075,000 ($491.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $534,000 ($51.74)

Oil City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,220,000 ($118.21)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $6,931,000 ($671.54)
    Total Federal Securities: $2,884,000 ($279.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $621,000 ($60.17)

3.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,904 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.47%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Crawford County, PA  0.44% ($32,000 average AGI)
from Mercer County, PA  0.35% ($28,882)
from Clarion County, PA  0.30% ($29,908)


3.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,362 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.81%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Crawford County, PA  0.44% ($26,779 average AGI)
to Mercer County, PA  0.35% ($41,610)
to Clarion County, PA  0.33% ($28,690)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oil City:

  • WOYL (1340 AM; 1 kW; OIL CITY, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKQW (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; OIL CITY, PA; Owner: STEPHEN M. OLSZOWKA)
  • WFRA (1450 AM; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIV (1230 AM; 1 kW; TITUSVILLE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKBN (570 AM; 5 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNAE (1310 AM; 5 kW; WARREN, PA; Owner: KINZUA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNIO (1390 AM; 10 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oil City:

  • WGYI (98.5 FM; OIL CITY, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKQW-FM (96.3 FM; OIL CITY, PA; Owner: STEPHEN M. OLSZOWKA)
  • WOXX (99.3 FM; FRANKLIN, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAWN (89.5 FM; FRANKLIN, PA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WUUZ (107.7 FM; COOPERSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W220BA (91.9 FM; OIL CITY, PA; Owner: PUBLIC B/CNG OF NW PENNSYLVANIA, INC)
  • WGYY (100.3 FM; MEADVILLE, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WICT (95.1 FM; GROVE CITY, PA; Owner: YOUNGSTOWN RADIO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WHUZ (94.3 FM; SAEGERTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXXO (104.5 FM; CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA; Owner: FOREVER BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLLF (96.7 FM; MERCER, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W212BK (90.3 FM; FRANKLIN, PA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WCUC-FM (91.7 FM; CLARION, PA; Owner: CLARION STATE COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Oil City:

  • W52BO (Channel 52; MEADVILLE, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Oil City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 65 meters (213ft)
Total costs: $18,000
Total average daily traffic: 34,244
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,105
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 43,774

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 28
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Oil City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oil City, PA
Businesses in Oil City, PA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
McDonald's1YMCA1

Oil City on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • David M. Groner (2)
  • Anthony Faccio (2)
  • Jonathan G. Swoboda (2)
  • Gregory S. Wilson (1)
  • Mark Hoopes (1)
  • Charles Tucker Rosen (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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