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Stephens County

Population in 2012: 616 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 

Males: 308  (50.0%)
Females: 308  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  39.9 years
Oklahoma median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 73491.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $54,291 (it was $30,341 in 2000)
Velma:

$54,291
Oklahoma:

$43,225
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $23,382

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $68,973 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Velma:

$68,973
Oklahoma:

$112,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,354; Detached houses: $80,953; Mobile homes: $34,063

Median gross rent in 2011: $546.

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  • White alone - 537 (86.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 50 (8.1%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Velma: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (41.1%), German (11.7%), Irish (7.2%), English (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1044 feet

Land area: 1.41 square miles.

Population density: 437 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Velma:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Velma town:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
Oklahoma:  4.9%



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Velma, Oklahoma as of April 15, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Velma to the number of sex offenders is 352 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $388 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $325 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (44.1 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (71.6 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (125.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Velma-Alma, OK (1.1 miles ), Loco, OK (2.9 miles) , Ratliff City, OK (3.0 miles) , Tatums, OK (3.4 miles) , Bray, OK (3.9 miles ), Duncan, OK (4.1 miles ), Meridian, OK (4.2 miles ), Comanche, OK (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.45 N, Longitude: 97.67 W

Area code: 580

Velma household income distribution Velma home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+1.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (36%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Extraction workers (12%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Velma-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 320% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Velma town 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 25.9 miles away from the town center killed 42 people and injured 1740 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Velma-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 71.7 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 22.6 miles away from Velma 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 48.3 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 21.7 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 43.8 miles away from Velma 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 20.8 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).
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Airports located in Velma:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Velma:

  • Cameron University (about 45 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,904)
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (about 54 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 19,159)
  • East Central University (about 62 miles; Ada, OK; FT enrollment: 3,253)
  • Midwestern State University (about 63 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • North Central Texas College (about 65 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 3,709)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 65 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 5,513)
  • Rose State College (about 71 miles; Midwest City, OK; FT enrollment: 3,197)

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Notable locations in Velma: Velma Community Ambulance (A), Velma Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Velma Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Stephens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.7%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.3%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Velma, OK

Velma compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Velma (2011 data):

  • First National Bank and Trust Company of Ardmore: Velma Branch at Fourth And Main Streets, branch established on 1970/01/26. Info updated 2008/07/07: Bank assets: $452.0 mil, Deposits: $350.3 mil, headquarters in Ardmore, OK, positive income, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First National Corporation Of Ardmore, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Velma (based on Stephens County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 83.42%
Here83.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents55.7%13.0%5.6%5.2%5.1%
Congregations28.7%9.2%2.3%10.3%12.6%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)National Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.3%3.3%1.3%1.1%5.4%
Congregations5.7%2.3%4.6%3.4%20.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Stephens County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Stephens County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Stephens County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Stephens County:

30.5%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,172$14,0640$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$300
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,104$24,6241$315
Streets and Highways 2$2,106$12,6360$0
Health 1$1,574$18,88811$2,398
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,260
Totals for Government 6$8,956$17,91214$4,273

Velma government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $215,000 ($349.03)
    Financial Administration: $76,000 ($123.38)
    Police Protection: $58,000 ($94.16)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($81.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($35.71)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($32.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($22.73)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($11.36)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($6.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($3.25)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($43.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($24.35)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($14.61)
    Gas Utilities: $8,000 ($12.99)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($12.99)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($4.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $112,000 ($181.82)

Velma government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $136,000 ($220.78)
    All Other: $11,000 ($17.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($12.99)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($17.86)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($12.99)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $360,000 ($584.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($9.74)
    All Other: $5,000 ($8.12)
    General Support: $2,000 ($3.25)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $180,000 ($292.21)
    Public Utilities: $13,000 ($21.10)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.62)

Velma government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Gas Utilities: $549,000 ($891.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Gas Utilities: $525,000 ($852.27)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Gas Utilities: $24,000 ($38.96)

Velma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $393,000 ($637.99)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

6.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($711 average AGI)
Stephens County:

0.10%
Oklahoma average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Comanche County, OK  0.75% ($36,925 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.45% ($32,969)
from Grady County, OK  0.35% ($28,673)


6.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

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:
to Comanche County, OK  0.59% ($28,193 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.52% ($30,151)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.36% ($34,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Velma:

  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Velma:

  • KSYY (105.3 FM; KINGFISHER, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICM (97.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: ON THE AIR, INC.)
  • KNIN-FM (92.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KDDQ (105.3 FM; COMANCHE, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KKNG-FM (93.3 FM; NEWCASTLE, OK; Owner: TYLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFXI (92.1 FM; MARLOW, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • KBLP (105.1 FM; LINDSAY, OK; Owner: SO. CENTRAL OKLA. B/C & ADVERTISING)
  • KKEN (97.1 FM; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Velma:

  • K54BB (Channel 54; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K44BQ (Channel 44; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Velma)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Velma, OK)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB5WOJ, Licensee ID: L00577275
    Grant Date: 10/02/2002, Expiration Date: 12/29/2012, Certifier: Linda K Jacobs
    Registrant: Linda K Jacobs, Velma, OK 73491
  • Call Sign: KC5OUO, Licensee ID: L01108636
    Grant Date: 01/24/2006, Expiration Date: 01/24/2016
    Registrant: William W Kibler, Velma, OK 73491
  • Call Sign: KD5EJO, Licensee ID: L01406012
    Grant Date: 06/06/2008, Expiration Date: 06/06/2018
    Registrant: Kristopher E Hoopes, Velma, OK 73091-0397
  • Call Sign: N5XHQ, Licensee ID: L00389796
    Grant Date: 08/15/2001, Expiration Date: 11/12/2011
    Registrant: Donald G Jacobs, Box 294, Velma, OK 73091
  • Call Sign: KD5IZT, Licensee ID: L00194256
    Grant Date: 01/12/2010, Expiration Date: 01/12/2020, Certifier: James M Allred
    Registrant: James M Allred, Velma, OK 73419


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Velma, OK

Most common first names in Velma, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James479.8 years
Kenneth360.3 years
Donald372.7 years
Edward275.5 years
Clyde280.1 years
Eunice289.5 years
Donna263.5 years
Bobby276.5 years
Jack274.0 years
Richard255.5 years
Most common last names in Velma, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mcclanahan378.3 years
Dickerson278.5 years
Foster268.0 years
Mcneill263.5 years
Woods277.0 years
Sanner269.0 years
Womack283.5 years
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