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Oil City, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Oil City had a population of 1,034 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Oil City is located at latitude 32.744 and longitude -93.9716 in Caddo Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Oil City 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.


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Oil City, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Oil City, LA Housing Affordability Index is 120
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Oil City, LA Wealth Index is 41
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,034 (100%)
Population in Households 1,034 (100.0%)
Population in Families 818 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 580
Diversity Index2 48
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,395
Average Household Income $48,480
Per Capita Income $20,583
Wealth Index4 41

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $156,500
Housing Affordability Index3 120
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 429
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 273
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.28% -0.16%
Households 0.28% -0.14%
Families 0.45% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

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, 2019 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 # 281 41st
Population Density # 242 49th
Diversity Index # 236 50th
Median Household Income # 332 30th
Per Capita Income # 287 40th

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