Petrolia, Texas

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Petrolia, Texas

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Comparative Profile of Petrolia, Texas

Comparing Petrolia to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Racial Diversity 7 2
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 4
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 5
People Above Poverty 3 5
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Short Commute Times 3 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Affordability of Rents 8 8
People Living Alone 5 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Petrolia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles NE of Wichita Falls, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 76377
Phone Area Codes 940
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.013
Longitude -98.231

Petrolia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station DUNCAN
Distance 36.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
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Petrolia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 782 100%
Male 342 43.7%
Female 440 56.3%
Under 18 210 26.9%
18+ 572 73.1%
65+ 115 14.7%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.07
White 742 94.9%
African-American 6 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.4%
Other 9 1.2%
Mixed Race 14 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 4%

Estimated Petrolia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 806
Growth 24
Growth % 3.1%

Petrolia Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.8%
US/American 25.7%
English 10.6%
German 10.4%
Irish 8.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Scottish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
Polish 1%
Italian 0.6%
British 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Dutch West Indian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Petrolia 782 $31,250
Burkburnett 10,927 $42,917
Byers 517 $41,563
Henrietta 3,264 $40,797
Lakeside City 984 $61,875
Wichita Falls 104,197 $39,911
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Petrolia High Schools (2004)

Serves 159 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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