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People

Total Population 697
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 293
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 60%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $58,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,708

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,500
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 17.3%
Median Gross Rent $533
Median House Value $77,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station WALTERS
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Comanche 1,590 $40,592
Duncan 23,317 $52,958
Loco 118 $38,750
Tatums 111 $25,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Velma High Schools

VELMA-ALMA HS
OLD HIWAY 7 AND MAIN STREET
580-444-3356
Serves 162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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