Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,337
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+2,037
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married43.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,203
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,188
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,368

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,759
% Above Poverty Level74.2%
% Below Poverty Level25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.6%
Median Gross Rent$537
Median House Value$67,800

Ancestry

Irish18%
English12%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.2%
Polish5.6%
Italian5.3%
Dutch2.8%
Swedish2.3%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Slovak1.1%
Welsh1.1%
German1%
Croatian0.5%
Brazilian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Titusville Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCrawford County
Standard Zip Codes16354
Phone Area Codes814
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.62
Approximate Longitude-79.67

Titusville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTITUSVILLE WATER WORKS
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationCORRY
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationMEADVILLE 1 S
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Centerville195$60,500
Hydetown816$50,250
Oil City9,982$50,341
Pleasantville833$48,750
Rouseville487$53,542
Townville297$51,250

Titusville Public Libraries

Benson Memorial Library, Inc.
213 NORTH FRANKLIN ST
Titusville, Pennsylvania
(814) 827-2913

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Titusville Hospitals

Titusville Area Hospital
(Non-profit)
406 West Oak Street
(814) 827-1851

Titusville Public Schools

Early Childhood Lc
330 E Spruce St
ZIP: 16354
(814) 827-2715
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Hydetown El Sch
12294 Gresham Road
ZIP: 16354
(814) 827-2715
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
Main Street El Sch
117 W Main St
ZIP: 16354
(814) 827-2715
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Titusville Ms
415 Water Street
ZIP: 16354
(814) 827-2715
Middle
Total Enrollment 457
Titusville Shs
302 E Walnut St
ZIP: 16354
(814) 827-2715
High
Total Enrollment 584

Titusville Private Schools

Titusville Wesleyan Methodist Academy
11994 Church Run Rd
ZIP: 16354
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
Victory Christian Academy
43141 W Central Ave
ZIP: 16354
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
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