Oil City, PA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
50,475
0.659% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.6
0.422% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
3.96% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,278
6.04% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$108,500
8.61% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oil City, PA had a population of 50.5k people with a median age of 47.6 and a median household income of $59,278. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oil City, PA declined from 50,810 to 50,475, a −0.659% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,899 to $59,278, a 6.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oil City, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.38%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.37%).

None of the households in Oil City, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Oil City, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oil City, PA are Venango County Area Vocational Technical School (29 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Oil City, PA was $108,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Oil City, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Oil City, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oil City, PA is home to a population of 50.5k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.779% of Oil City, PA residents were born outside of the country (393 people).

In 2022, there were 38.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.8k people) in Oil City, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 549 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Oil City, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oil City, PA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oil City, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47.8k ± 308
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.24k ± 316
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    549 ± 127
1.12%
Hispanic Population
563 people

In 2022, there were 38.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.8k people) in Oil City, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 549 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.12% of the people in Oil City, PA are hispanic (563 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oil City, PA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.779%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
393 people
0.846%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
430 people

As of 2022, 0.779% of Oil City, PA residents (393 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oil City, PA was 0.846%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,461 ± 175
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    779 ± 141
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    454 ± 115

Oil City, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oil City, PA employs 21.7k people. The largest industries in Oil City, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,702 people), Manufacturing (3,595 people), and Retail Trade (2,656 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,844), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,160), and Educational Services ($56,756).

Occupations

21.7k
2022 Value
± 810
−1.49%
1 Year decline
± 5.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oil City, PA declined at a rate of −1.49%, from 22.1k employees to 21.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oil City, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,412 people), Production Occupations (2,305 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,831 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oil City, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.7k
2022 Value
± 810
−1.49%
1 Year decline
± 5.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oil City, PA declined at a rate of −1.49%, from 22.1k employees to 21.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oil City, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,702 people), Manufacturing (3,595 people), and Retail Trade (2,656 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oil City, PA, though some of these residents may live in Oil City, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,352
Median earning men ± $1,475
$32,305
Median earning women ± $1,348

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,375), Public Administration ($62,130), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,167).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($58,500), Public Administration ($45,605), and Construction ($43,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 626
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 360
    Manufacturing
  3. 276
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Oil City, PA awarded 29 degrees. The student population of Oil City, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 41 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oil City, PA are White (28 and 96.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 3.45%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Oil City, PA by number of degrees awarded are Venango County Area Vocational Technical School (29 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oil City, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (29 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oil City, PA was $108,500 in 2022, which is 0.385 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,900 to $108,500, a 8.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Oil City, PA is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oil City, PA have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oil City, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oil City, PA is $59,278. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Oil City, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

Property

$108,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,158
$16,024
Median Property Taxes
±$616

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oil City, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oil City, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in Oil City, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Oil City, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oil City, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

The following map shows all of the counties in Oil City, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,278
Median Household Income
± $2,044
21.3k
Number of Households
± 792

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.3k households in Oil City, PA grew to $59,278 from the previous year's value of $55,899.

The following chart displays the households in Oil City, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oil City, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (9.51%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.58%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Oil City, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.51%) and those who worked at home (7.58%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oil City, PA have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Oil City, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oil City, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oil City, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oil City, PA (6.62k out of 49.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oil City, PA is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.1% of the population of Oil City, PA has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pennsylvania in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.94%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
20.4%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oil City, PA grew by 1.56% from 4.86% to 4.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oil City, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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