Oil City 47 Poor
Oil City Livability #443 ranked city in Louisiana#26,215 ranked city in the USARanks better than 10% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Oil City

  • Cost Of Living

    Taking into account the cost of goods and services like housing, groceries, transportation and utilities, the overall cost of living in this area is well below average.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

  • Crime

    This area reports elevated crime rates per 100,000 individuals, potentially pointing some areas being unsafe for its residents. Stats are based on both property and violent crimes.

  • Employment

    In the employment category, a low score could be attributed to low income levels and high unemployment in the area, suggesting potential difficulties in finding lucrative employment.

  • Health & Safety

    The low score in this category could be due to challenges related to air quality and the limited accessibility of health-related facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, doctors and pharmacies.

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      Oil City transportation information

      Statistic Oil City Louisiana National
      Average one way commute25min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.3%82.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.6%9.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%1.3%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk10.2%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home1.8%2.6%4.6%
      Source: The Oil City, LA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).