Oil City, Louisiana

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Oil City is a town in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,219 at the 2000 census. Oil City is located on Louisiana Highway 1 north of Caddo Lake. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.



The park in Oil City is named for Earl Williamson, who served for forty years on the Caddo Parish police jury (1933-1972 and again from 1979-1980 and as mayor of Vivian from 1938-1946 and again from 1962-1966.


Oil City is located at 32°44′32″N 93°58′28″W / 32.74222°N 93.97444°W / 32.74222; -93.97444 (32.742170, -93.974376)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (3.23%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,219 people, 480 households, and 311 families residing in the town. The population density was 679.9 people per square mile (262.9/km²). There were 542 housing units at an average density of 302.3/sq mi (116.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 55.13% White, 44.05% African American, 0.08% Native American, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 480 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.27.

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