Oilton, Texas

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Oilton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Webb County, Texas, United States. The population was 310 at the 2000 census. The community is within the boundary of Webb Consolidated Independent School District and it is home to the Oilton Elementary School.



Oilton is located 32 miles east of Laredo, Texas. It was originally called Torrecillas "Towers" for two limestone formations nearby. In 1922 the name was changed because in the same year oil was discovered near the town which also caused it to grow.[3]


Oilton is located at 27°28′8″N 98°58′33″W / 27.46889°N 98.97583°W / 27.46889; -98.97583 (27.468979, -98.975739)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 310 people, 89 households, and 71 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 371.1 people per square mile (142.5/km²). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 148.4/sq mi (57.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.58% White, 1.61% African American, 20.65% from other races, and 5.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 93.55% of the population.

There were 89 households out of which 50.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 4.06.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 39.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.1 males.

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