Petrolia, TX Demographics


Population (year 2000): 782. Estimated population in July 2005: 806 (+3.1% change)
Males: 342 (43.7%), Females: 440 (56.3%)

Clay County

Zip code: 76377

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $27,386 (year 2000)
Median house value: $34,200 (year 2000)

Races in Petrolia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.0%)
  • Hispanic (4.0%)
  • American Indian (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Black (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (17.0%), English (9.7%), Irish (9.3%), German (8.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), Dutch (2.4%).

Elevation: 993 feet

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Petrolia

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petrolia city

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+2.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Petrolia:

  • CLAY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; HENRIETTA, TX)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSPITAL OF WICHITA (about 18 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX)
  • IHS HOSPITAL AT WICHITA FALLS (about 18 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Petrolia:

  • SHEPPARD AFB/WICHITA FALLS MUNI (about 18 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; ID: SPS)
  • LAWTON-FORT SILL REGIONAL (about 40 miles; LAWTON, OK; ID: LAW)
  • HENRY POST AAF (about 45 miles; FORT SILL, OK; ID: FSI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Petrolia:

  • KICKAPOO DOWNTOWN AIRPARK (about 21 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; ID: T47)
  • WALTERS MUNI (about 27 miles; WALTERS, OK; ID: 3O5)
  • WICHITA VALLEY (about 28 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; ID: F14)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petrolia:

  • MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,619)
  • CAMERON UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; LAWTON, OK; FT enrollment: 3,529)
  • NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 81 miles; GAINESVILLE, TX; FT enrollment: 3,018)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (about 93 miles; DENTON, TX; FT enrollment: 21,673)
  • TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY (about 95 miles; DENTON, TX; FT enrollment: 5,746)
  • UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN CAMPUS (about 99 miles; NORMAN, OK; FT enrollment: 20,154)
  • OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 106 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; FT enrollment: 5,220)

Schools

Public high school in Petrolia:

  • PETROLIA H S (Students: 159; Location: 501 S PRAIRIE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Petrolia:

  • PETROLIA EL (Students: 244; Location: 501 S PRAIRIE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PETROLIA JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 118; Location: P O BOX 176; Grades: 06 – 08)