Introduction to Titusville, Pennsylvania

Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford county, is 40 miles SE of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 83 miles N of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Titusville History

Jonathan Titus was the first settler to arrive in 1796. He was followed by others, and the community grew around Titus' dwelling. He named the village "Edinburg," but over the years, the settlers came to refer to it as "Titusville." It was officially incorporated as a borough in 1847. There were a large number of saw mills in the region, and lumber was Titusville's principal industry in the early 1800s. Petroleum was discovered in the 1850s, and on August 27, 1859, the first commercially successful oil well was drilled near Titusville by the Seneca Oil Company's representative, Col. Edwin L. Drake. Jonathan Watson, a native of Titusville, became the first oil millionaire. The growth of refineries and other oil-related businesses in the area led to a population explosion, and Titusville was reincorporated as a city in 1866.

Titusville and Nearby Attractions

  • National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • Drake Well Museum
  • Cook Forest State Park
  • Oil Creek State Park
  • Erie Zoo
  • Waldameer Park & Water World

Things To Do In Titusville

Drake Well Museum, which is located in Titusville, marks the place where Col. Edwin L. Drake drilled the world's first oil well in 1859. Among the other historic sites and museums nearby are the Union City Area Historical Museum, and National McKinley Birthplace Memorial. The city is also very close to the Oil Creek State Park. This 7,075-acre park, which preserves the history of the oil boom in Pennsylvania, also features amenities for the enjoyment of activities like hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking. Maurice K. Goddard State Park, Waldameer Park & Water World, Erie Zoo, and Cook Forest State Park are some of the other popular destinations in the area.

Titusville Transportation

Erie International Airport is nearby.

Titusville Higher Education

Titusville is home to the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville. Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Venango Campus, and DeSales University are located close by.


Total Population 5,438
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,817
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $38,091
% Above Poverty Level 68.8%
% Below Poverty Level 31.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $540
Median House Value $70,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0%
English 14.1%
Irish 17.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Titusville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles SE of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles N of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 16354
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.626
Longitude -79.673

Titusville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station CORRY
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Centerville 188 $54,583
Hydetown 491 $50,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Titusville Public Libraries

Benson Memorial Library, Inc.
Titusville, Pennsylvania
(814) 827-2913

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Titusville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(814) 827-1851
Emergency Service: No

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Titusville High Schools

Serves 780 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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