Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexOil CityLouisianaNational
Income per capita$17,714$25,515$29,829
Median household income$20,375$45,652$55,322
Median income owner occupied$33,750$59,392$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,950$27,113$35,192
Median earnings male$45,000$38,087$36,919
Median earnings female$14,245$22,909$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level36.1%19.7%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Oil City is 41% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Oil City is 63% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Oil City is 24% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Oil City is 139% higher than the national average

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      $13,581 $20,375 $40,750
      $30,431 $45,652 $91,304
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Oil City median earnings by income bracket

      Oil City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry0.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector5.8%5.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services27.3%27.3%
      Public administration3.3%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.9%9.9%
      Education, health & social services9.9%9.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Blanchard, LA3,137$80,97246.4%
      Benton, LA2,124$64,72017.0%
      Uncertain, TX72$48,75011.9%
      Hosston, LA292$48,75011.9%
      Belcher, LA296$39,32728.9%
      Oil City, LA829$20,37563.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Autaugaville, AL829$35,50035.8%
      Screven, GA829$36,81833.4%
      Grand Junction, IA829$42,91722.4%
      Whiting, IA829$54,4081.7%
      Elberfeld, IN829$83,88951.6%
      Oil City, LA829$20,37563.2%
      Source: The Oil City, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).