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Oil Springs
Unincorporated community
Location within the state of Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Johnson
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 851
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41238
GNIS feature ID 499786

Oil Springs (also Medina) is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 40 west of the city of Paintsville, the county seat of Johnson County. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 41238.


Oil Springs takes its name from the natural oil springs discovered in Johnson County. The springs once fed a popular health resort.

The first post office was established on January 29, 1868, with Hamilton Litteral as postmaster. It was also known as Medina for a short time after the Medina Seminary, which was a boarding school that was established there in the 1870s by John Riggs Long.


Its elevation is 833 feet (254 m).


As of the 2000 census, there were 851 people, 340 households, and 267 families residing in the ZIP Code Tabulation Area for Oil Spring's ZIP code.

The racial makeup of the community is 99.9% White and 0.1% African American.

There were 340 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18, 67.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median income for a household in the ZCTA was $30,750, and the median income for a family was $33,250. Males had a median income of $44,875 and $30,781 for females. The per capita income was $15,066. 22.9% of the families in the community were below the poverty line.

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