Oil City, PA
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Oil City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 10,137 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Oil City is the 100th largest community in Pennsylvania. Oil City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Oil City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Oil City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oil City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oil City who work in office and administrative support (11.77%), sales jobs (9.68%), and food service (8.87%).

The percentage of adults in Oil City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.72% of adults in Oil City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Oil City in 2010 was $20,181, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,724 for a family of four.

The people who call Oil City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oil City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Oil City include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Oil City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.