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Welcome to Oil City ...

The town of Oil City is located in Caddo Parish<1>.

The location of Oil City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oil City has a population of 969 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Oil City.

Oil City is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Oil City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Oil City lies within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Oil City: 71061<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oil City had an population of 969 people. This is a decrease of 3.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oil City had a population of 1,008 people. This makes Oil City the parish's 5th most populous community.

The population of Oil City represents 0.02% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 171st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,008 people, the population of Oil City decreased 17.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,219 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oil City.

Communities Also Named Oil City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Oil City - they are located in Alberta, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Oil City.

Communities near Oil City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oil City.

  • Vivian [Caddo Parish]
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    • Vivian [Caddo Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,443 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vivian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vivian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vivian<7>
  • Blanchard [Caddo Parish]
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    • Blanchard [Caddo Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,116 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanchard<7>
  • Waskom [Harrison County]
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    • Waskom [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,150 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waskom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waskom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waskom<7>
  • Benton [Bossier Parish]
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    • Benton [Bossier Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,092 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish]
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      • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 935 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain Dealing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain Dealing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plain Dealing<7>
    • Mooringsport [Caddo Parish]
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      • Mooringsport [Caddo Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooringsport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooringsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooringsport<7>
    • Hosston [Caddo Parish]
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      • Hosston [Caddo Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hosston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hosston<7>
    • Rodessa [Caddo Parish]
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      • Rodessa [Caddo Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodessa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodessa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rodessa<7>
    • Belcher [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belcher
      • Belcher [Caddo Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belcher<7>
    • Ida [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ida
      • Ida [Caddo Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ida

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oil City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oil City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oil City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oil City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oil City. See our Newspapers Page for Oil City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oil City ...

Looking for more information about Oil City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oil City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oil City.

Adding Oil City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oil City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oil City was on a map titled Map of Louisiana (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oil City on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oil City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Caddo Parish: www.caddo.org/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Caddo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oil City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oil City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Oil City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oil City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oil City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oil City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oil CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oil City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7453, Longitude: -93.9758       In this case, the coordinates for Oil City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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