Oil City, Pennsylvania Population 2020

9,479

Oil City is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 9,479, it is the 72nd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3203rd largest city in the United States. Oil City is currently declining at a rate of -1.40% annually and its population has decreased by -10.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,557 in 2010. Oil City reached it's highest population of 22,075 in 1930. Spanning over 5 miles, Oil City has a population density of 2,110 people per square mile.

The average household income in Oil City is $52,794 with a poverty rate of 21.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $597 per month, and the median house value is $49,100. The median age in Oil City is 38.6 years, 37.6 years for males, and 40.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.2 males.

Oil City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oil City was:

  • White: 96.96%
  • Two or more races: 1.42%
  • Black or African American: 1.38%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Asian: 0.06%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oil City, Pennsylvania is 9,479, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,749.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,557.

Oil City, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202050,152-557-1.11%
201950,709-557-1.10%
201851,266-557-1.09%
201751,823-657-1.27%
201652,480-476-0.91%
201552,956-398-0.75%
201453,354-463-0.87%
201353,817-375-0.70%
201254,192-490-0.90%
201154,682-294-0.54%
201054,9760.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,67996.96%
Two or More Races1421.42%
Black or African American1381.38%
Some Other Race170.17%
Asian60.06%

Oil City Population Pyramid 2020

Oil City Median Age

38.6


Total

37.6


Male

40.3


Female

Oil City Adults

There are 7,700 adults, (1,595 of whom are seniors) in Oil City.

Oil City Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Oil City Sex Ratio

Female

5,139

51.48%

Male

4,843

48.52%

Oil City Households and Families

Oil City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Oil City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All62.5%37.5%
Female60.5%39.5%
Male57%43%
Non Family47.2%52.8%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2402.2962.5
Non Family1,7871.1647.2
Married1,5453.0982.3
Female5523.1360.5
Male3563.2257

2.98

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Oil City Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1722.54%
9th to 12th Grade3665.40%
High School Graduate2,93243.23%
Some College1,33319.65%
Associates Degree5628.29%
Bachelors Degree1,08415.98%
Graduate Degree3344.92%

Oil City Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,6386,1121,388
Hispanic56565
Black463925
Multiple Races4338
Other Race1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 54.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,605$35,052$25,463
Less Than High School$13,958$13,816$
High School Grad$25,112$32,368$21,053
Some College$24,961$31,513$22,092
Bachelors Degree$40,196$41,314$35,054
Graduate Degree$65,139$$62,692

$27,605

Average Earnings

$35,052

Average Male

$25,463

Average Female

Oil City Language

Oil City Language by Age

Oil City Language

98.25% of Oil City residents speak only English, while 1.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Oil City Poverty

Oil City Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3502,00021.39%
Multiple1427754.23%
Hispanic1222117.21%
Black1002020.00%

21.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.56%

Male Poverty Rate

21.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oil City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oil City is Multiple, with 54.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oil City is Hispanic, with 17.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.62%
Some College19.52%
High School18.92%
Bachelors or Greater4.37%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.37%
Female Unemployed26.43%
Female Employed14.20%
Male Employed12.84%

Oil City Income

Oil City Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,543$52,794
Families$50,341$62,966
Married Families$59,775-
Non Families$23,699$36,053

Oil City Marital Status

Oil City Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Oil City Married by Age and Sex

Oil City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Oil City Marital Status by Race

Oil City Veterans

801

Number of Veterans

749

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam318
First Gulf War140
Second Gulf War87
World War II41
Korea41
Name Veterans % of Total
White77810.34%
Hispanic1011.36%
2 or More1015.38%
Other1058.82%
Black33.53%

$Oil City Veterans by Education

16.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oil City Employment Status

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Oil City Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

85.51%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.05% of Oil City residents were born in the United States, with 85.51% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,479-135-1.40%
20199,614-135-1.38%
20189,749-117-1.19%
20179,866-135-1.35%
201610,001-103-1.02%
201510,104-86-0.84%
201410,190-94-0.91%
201310,284-76-0.73%
201210,360-105-1.00%
201110,465-75-0.71%
201010,540-964-0.87%
200011,504-445-0.38%
199011,949-1,932-1.49%
198013,881-1,152-0.79%
197015,033-2,659-1.62%
196017,692-1,889-1.01%
195019,581-798-0.40%
194020,379-1,696-0.80%
193022,0758010.37%
192021,2745,6173.11%
191015,6572,3931.67%
190013,2642,3321.95%
189010,9323,6174.10%
18807,3150.00%