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Oil City is in Caddo Parish, in the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area.
The community was named for the oil strike of 1906
The latitude of Oil City is 32.743N. The longitude is -93.971W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,188.
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3% of Oil City residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oil City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oil City was $9,697, compared with $21,587 nationally.
3% of Oil City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Oil City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $188. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $525.
Libraries in Oil City include Oil City Branch ... View libraries
Caddo Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oil City political report.
The average commute time for Oil City workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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