Velma, Oklahoma

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Velma, Oklahoma

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High Points

Velma strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oklahoma):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Velma Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Velma Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Velma, Oklahoma

Comparing Velma to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oklahoma (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 1
Age of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 6
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6
Median Family Income 3 6
People Above Poverty 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 5 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 5
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Housing Recently Built 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Velma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles E of Lawton, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Stephens
P.O. Box Zip Codes 73491
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.46
Longitude -97.673

Velma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DUNCAN
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station LINDSAY 2 W
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Distance 36.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 97 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
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Velma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 664 100%
Male 327 49.2%
Female 337 50.8%
Under 18 193 29.1%
18+ 471 70.9%
65+ 81 12.2%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.15
White 604 91%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 55 8.3%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.1%

Estimated Velma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 693
Growth 29
Growth % 4.4%

Velma Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 36.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.4%
Irish 12.3%
English 7.2%
German 5.3%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Dutch 2.2%
Dutch West Indian 2.2%
Polish 1.4%
British 1%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
European 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Velma 664 $34,286
Comanche 1,556 $28,654
Duncan 22,505 $37,080
Elmore City 756 $25,000
Loco 150 $30,000
Ratliff City 131 $27,917
Tatums 172 $12,375
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Velma High Schools (2004)

Serves 162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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