Oil City, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2019: 9,618 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.4%
 
Males: 4,662  (48.5%)
Females: 4,956  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 16301.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,857 (it was $29,060 in 2000)
Oil City:

$40,857
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,316 (it was $14,696 in 2000)

Oil City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $55,258 (it was $40,200 in 2000)
Oil City:

$55,258
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $127,081; detached houses: $131,718; townhouses or other attached units: $260,147; in 2-unit structures: $120,742; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,980; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,396; mobile homes: $58,711; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $5,239

Median gross rent in 2019: $620.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oil City: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.0%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 22.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Oil City, PA (2010)
    • 10,06295.3%White alone
    • 1541.5%Black alone
    • 1541.5%Two or more races
    • 1291.2%Hispanic
    • 340.3%Asian alone
    • 180.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.04%Other race alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Oil City, Pennsylvania as of March 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oil City is 255 to 1.


Crime rates in Oil City by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(18.3)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
8
(76.2)
6
(57.4)
0
(0.0)
6
(57.1)
3
(29.1)
3
(29.2)
2
(19.7)
4
(39.8)
5
(50.3)
1
(10.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.4)
5
(47.6)
3
(28.7)
5
(47.2)
2
(19.0)
2
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(54.8)
5
(46.5)
5
(47.1)
10
(95.2)
5
(47.8)
17
(160.5)
17
(161.7)
8
(77.5)
13
(126.6)
7
(69.0)
26
(258.5)
7
(70.5)
16
(163.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(155.2)
17
(158.0)
17
(160.3)
22
(209.4)
14
(133.8)
15
(141.6)
20
(190.2)
18
(174.4)
17
(165.6)
11
(108.4)
5
(49.7)
12
(120.8)
10
(102.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
129
(1,178)
91
(845.6)
144
(1,357)
160
(1,523)
113
(1,080)
98
(925.3)
196
(1,864)
133
(1,289)
181
(1,763)
169
(1,665)
158
(1,571)
140
(1,410)
103
(1,054)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(91.3)
7
(65.0)
8
(75.4)
5
(47.6)
2
(19.1)
3
(28.3)
3
(28.5)
9
(87.2)
2
(19.5)
4
(39.4)
1
(9.9)
1
(10.1)
13
(133.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.6)
2
(18.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
3
(29.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index109.169.683.8173.6118.295.5192.8115.3132.4129.6150.6126.1121.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Oil City, PA

Crime rate in Oil City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 22 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Pennsylvania average:

1.89
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Ancestries: German (26.0%), American (16.6%), Irish (11.8%), Polish (7.3%), English (6.4%), Italian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/03/1871

Land area: 4.51 square miles.

Population density: 2,131 people per square mile   (low).

Oil City, Pennsylvania map

50 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,245 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $920 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.43 N, Longitude: 79.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -219 (-2.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,638 (38.5%)

Area code: 814

Distribution of median household income in Oil City, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Oil City, PA in 2019
Oil City satellite photo by USGS

Oil City tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $148,200
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $181,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Oil City, PA residents
Average permit cost in Oil City, PA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Historical population in Oil City, PA
Historical housing units in Oil City, PA
Most common industries in Oil City, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.1%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Oil City, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)

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 significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 61% 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 the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 261.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.0 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 Oil City center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.8 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 (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oil City topographic map

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 (Full-time 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: 98, Location: 1505 W 1ST ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Oil City:

Private elementary/middle school in Oil City:

  • ST STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 152, Location: 214 REED ST, Grades: PK-8)
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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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Oil City:

Marital status in Oil City, PA
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 20.4%

For population 25 years and over in Oil City:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Oil City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,17069
Catholic9,0967
Evangelical Protestant6,28559
Other3172
Black Protestant-1
None26,116-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
This county:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Venango County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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
Here:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.39 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Venango County:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.1%
State:

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

15.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.8%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oil City:

48.8%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Oil City:

28.4
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oil City:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Oil City:

57.5%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Oil City:

77.8%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oil City, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 16$81,974$61,4812$1,143
Police Protection - Officers 15$69,511$55,6090$0
Water Supply 10$38,661$46,3930$0
Other and Unallocable 8$27,954$41,9310$0
Streets and Highways 7$28,277$48,4750$0
Sewerage 6$24,317$48,6340$0
Parks and Recreation 4$16,833$50,4990$0
Financial Administration 3$9,759$39,0362$579
Police - Other 2$4,954$29,7244$5,293
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$6,725$40,3500$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,513$63,0785$818
Judicial and Legal 1$2,191$26,2920$0
Totals for Government 76$321,668$50,79013$7,833

Oil City government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,800,000 ($187.15)
    Sewerage: $1,369,000 ($142.34)
    General - Other: $1,336,000 ($138.91)
    Regular Highways: $1,060,000 ($110.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $996,000 ($103.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $982,000 ($102.10)
    Police Protection: $968,000 ($100.64)
    Parking Facilities: $798,000 ($82.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $615,000 ($63.94)
    Central Staff Services: $357,000 ($37.12)
    Libraries: $244,000 ($25.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $176,000 ($18.30)
    General Public Buildings: $159,000 ($16.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $146,000 ($15.18)
    Natural Resources - Other: $125,000 ($13.00)
    Financial Administration: $117,000 ($12.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000 ($2.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $460,000 ($47.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $199,000 ($20.69)
    General - Other: $145,000 ($15.08)
    Sewerage: $127,000 ($13.20)
    Regular Highways: $90,000 ($9.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($9.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $83,000 ($8.63)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($5.20)
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000 ($2.18)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($1.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,750,000 ($389.89)

Oil City government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,424,000 ($356.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,302,000 ($135.37)
    Other: $351,000 ($36.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000 ($19.13)
    Parking Facilities: $52,000 ($5.41)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($0.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $336,000 ($34.93)
    Donations From Private Sources: $72,000 ($7.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $71,000 ($7.38)
    General Revenue - Other: $63,000 ($6.55)
    Interest Earnings: $49,000 ($5.09)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($1.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,793,000 ($290.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $952,000 ($98.98)
    Highways: $364,000 ($37.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000 ($9.88)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($0.83)
  • Tax - Property: $2,501,000 ($260.03)
    Individual Income: $652,000 ($67.79)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $214,000 ($22.25)
    Public Utility License: $155,000 ($16.12)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $50,000 ($5.20)

Oil City government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,013,000 ($1352.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,532,000 ($1302.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $851,000 ($88.48)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $370,000 ($38.47)

Oil City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,128,000 ($325.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,401,000 ($457.58)

3.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.49%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Crawford County, PA  0.64% ($31,316 average AGI)
from Mercer County, PA  0.35% ($38,284)
from Clarion County, PA  0.34% ($42,583)


4.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Crawford County, PA  0.63% ($32,267 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.41% ($39,182)
to Mercer County, PA  0.36% ($34,273)
Businesses in Oil City, PA
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
McDonald's1YMCA1

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
See more detailed statistics of Oil City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 67.3mTotal length
  • $18,236,000Total costs
  • 43,766Total average daily traffic
  • 1,977Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,939Total future (year 2021) average daily traffic

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 44. The highest number of reported fires - 95 took place in 2015, and the least - 10 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Oil City, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Other (40.3%), and Structure Fires (32.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Oil City, PA
    • 28440.3%Other
    • 22932.5%Structure Fires
    • 16223.0%Outside Fires
    • 304.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oil City, PA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oil City, PA
  • 93.1%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oil City, PA
  • 70.2%Utility gas
  • 26.1%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel


Oil City compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Oil City on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 17 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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  • David M. Groner (2)
  • Jonathan G. Swoboda (2)
  • Anthony Faccio (2)
  • Gregory S. Wilson (1)
  • Charles Tucker Rosen (1)
  • Mark Hoopes (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2021.