For population 25 years and over in Velma:
For population 15 years and over in Velma town:
5 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $388 (0.6%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+1.2%).
Work and jobs in Velma: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Velma, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Airports located in Velma:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Velma:
Public high school in Velma:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Velma:
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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Velma compared to Oklahoma state average:
Banks with branches in Velma (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Velma (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:
Velma government finances in 2002(per resident):
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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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
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.