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Oilton, Texas
Location of Oilton, Texas
Location of Oilton, Texas
Webb County Oilton.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Webb
Established 1922
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
860 ft (262 m)
 • Total 152
 • Density 109/sq mi (41.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CST)
Zip Code
Area code(s) +1-361
FIPS code 48-53556
GNIS feature ID 1343096
Nearest Airports: Laredo: Laredo International Airport KLRD LRD Nuevo Laredo: Quetzalcoatl International Airport MMNL NLD

Oilton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Webb County, Texas, United States. The population was 152 at the 2010 census. The community is within the boundary of Webb Consolidated Independent School District and is home to the Oilton Elementary School.


Oilton is located 32 miles east of Laredo, Texas. It was originally called Torrecillas "Towers" for two limestone formations nearby. In 1922 the name was changed because in the same year oil was discovered near the town which also caused it to grow.


Oilton is located at 27°28′8″N 98°58′33″W / 27.46889°N 98.97583°W / 27.46889; -98.97583 (27.468979, -98.975739).

According to the United States Census Bureau in 2000, the CDP has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land. This CDP gained area in the changes in Webb County prior to the 2010 census. It's total area was increased to 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 310 people, 89 households, and 71 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 371.1 people per square mile (142.5/km2). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 148.4/sq mi (57.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.58% White, 1.61% African American, 20.65% from other races, and 5.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 93.55% of the population.

There were 89 households, out of which 50.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 4.06.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 39.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $20,625, and the median income for a family was $21,964. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $7,890. About 29.2% of families and 32.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.2% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.


Oilton is served by the Webb Consolidated Independent School District.

Oilton residents attend:

  • Bruni High School (9-12)
  • Bruni Middle School (6-8)
  • Oilton Elementary School (K-5)

The designated community college for Webb County is Laredo Community College.

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