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Oil City, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Oil City had a population of 1,091 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Oil City is located at latitude 32.7458 and longitude -93.9751 in Caddo Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oil City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Caddo Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 203 feet.

The Town of Oil City (GNIS ID: 2407038) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Oil City is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caddo Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oil City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Oil City, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,091
Daytime Population: Workers 596
Daytime Population: Residents 694
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,290
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 1,091
Population in Familes 864
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 612
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $30,439
Average Household Income $60,453
Per Capita Income $25,627


Total Housing Units 484 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $98,214
Average Home Value $109,743


Total Households 453
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 0.44%
Households 1.12% 0.44%
Families 1.46% 0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Oil City, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oil City to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 272 43rd
Population Density # 232 51st
Diversity Index # 249 48th
Median Household Income # 387 19th
Per Capita Income # 122 74th

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