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Oil City is a city in Venango County.

The community was named for the local petroleum industry

The latitude of Oil City is 41.433N. The longitude is -79.706W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,024 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,132.


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Median household income
Local
$29,060
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oil City demographic reports
Oil City is on the Allegheny River
Former and merged names include:
· Laytonia
· Imperial City
· Venango City
Nearby parks & recreation: Oil Creek State Park
Colleges and universities: Clarion University of Pennsylvania-Venango Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Oil City residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oil City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oil City was $14,696, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Oil City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Oil City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $288.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $659.


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Libraries in Oil City include Oil City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Oil City include Derrick

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Venango County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oil City political report.

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The average commute time for Oil City workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Oil City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Oil City include Arlington Hotel-Oil City.

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