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The Oilton Census Designated Place had a population of 387 as of July 1, 2017. Oilton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Oilton is located at latitude 27.4693 and longitude -98.9672 in Webb County. The formal boundaries for the Oilton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Webb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 860 feet.

The Oilton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408980) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Oilton Census Designated Place is located within Laredo South-El Cenizo Division of Webb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oilton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oilton: Torrecillas.

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Oilton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 387
Daytime Population: Workers 46
Daytime Population: Residents 252
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 298
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 387
Population in Familes 352
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 273
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $40,867
Average Household Income $56,957
Per Capita Income $18,701


Total Housing Units 168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (31.0%)
Median Home Value $68,269
Average Home Value $122,527


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.28% 1.46%
Households 1.25% 1.51%
Families 0.62% 1.48%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Oilton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oilton to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1346 23rd
Population Density # 1415 19th
Diversity Index # 1251 28th
Median Household Income # 1157 34th
Per Capita Income # 1327 24th

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