For population 25 years and over in Velma-Alma:
For population 15 years and over in Velma-Alma CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (43.1 miles , pop. 92,757).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (70.9 miles , pop. 506,132).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (126.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Velma, OK (1.1 miles ), Loco, OK (3.1 miles) , Ratliff City, OK (3.1 miles) , Tatums, OK (3.5 miles) , Bray, OK (3.8 miles ), Duncan, OK (4.0 miles ), Meridian, OK (4.1 miles ), Comanche, OK (4.2 miles ).
Latitude: 34.46 N, Longitude: 97.68 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 580
Unemployment in August 2012:
Work and jobs in Velma-Alma: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Velma-Alma, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Velma-Alma-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 322% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/19/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Velma-Alma place center killed 5 people and injured 6 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 4/10/1979, a category F4 tornado 26.0 miles away from the place center killed 42 people and injured 1740 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Velma-Alma-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.9 miles away from Velma-Alma center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 21.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.7 miles away from Velma-Alma center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Stephens County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Fires: 3, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Velma-Alma:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Velma-Alma:
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Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Velma-Alma compared to Oklahoma state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Velma-Alma (based on Stephens County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 83.42%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
6.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,095 average adjusted gross income)
0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($711 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,773 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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