Petrolia, Texas

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Petrolia, Texas
City
Location of Petrolia, Texas
Location of Petrolia, Texas
Clay County Petrolia.svg
Coordinates: 34°0′47″N 98°13′54″W / 34.01306°N 98.23167°W / 34.01306; -98.23167Coordinates: 34°0′47″N 98°13′54″W / 34.01306°N 98.23167°W / 34.01306; -98.23167
Country United States
State Texas
County Clay
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 686
 • Density 928/sq mi (358.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76377
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-57044[1]
GNIS feature ID 1365114[2]

Petrolia is a city in Clay County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 686 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 782 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Petrolia is located in northern Clay County at 34°0′47″N 98°13′54″W / 34.01306°N 98.23167°W / 34.01306; -98.23167 (34.013107, -98.231655).[4] Texas State Highway 79 passes through the center of town, leading southwest 17 miles (27 km) to Wichita Falls and northeast 18 miles (29 km) to Waurika, Oklahoma. Texas State Highway 148 leads south from the center of Petrolia 14 miles (23 km) to Henrietta, the Clay County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Petrolia has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 517
1920 914 76.8%
1930 806 −11.8%
1940 597 −25.9%
1950 606 1.5%
1960 631 4.1%
1970 584 −7.4%
1980 755 29.3%
1990 762 0.9%
2000 782 2.6%
2010 686 −12.3%
Est. 2015 660 [5] −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 782 people, 305 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,051.1 people per square mile (408.0/km²). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 454.3/sq mi (176.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.88% White, 0.77% African American, 1.41% Native American, 1.15% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.96% of the population.

There were 305 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 77.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,386, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $26,136 versus $16,731 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,825. About 16.6% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 20.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

The city is served by the Petrolia Independent School District and is home to the Petrolia High School Pirates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Petrolia city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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