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Oil City, Pennsylvania
Welcome to Oil City ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Oil City has a population of 9,660 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Oil City.
Oil City is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Oil City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oil City had an population of 9,660 people. This is a decrease of 8.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.03% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Oil City had a population of 10,557 people (which is 19.2% of the total population of Venango County). This makes Oil City the county's most populous community.
The population of Oil City represents 0.08% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 63rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 10,557 people, the population of Oil City decreased 8.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,504 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 two Pennsylvania communities named Oil City: This one is located in Venango County and the other is located in Cambria County.
Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 18 communities that are also named Oil City - they are located in Alberta, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, 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.
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. Our list includes 19 papers. 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oil City on our Genealogy Page.
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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 Venango County: www.co.venango.pa.us/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 30 Nov 2021