Velma, OK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Velma, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Velma had a population of 627 as of July 1, 2015. Velma ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Velma is located at latitude 34.4564 and longitude -97.6639 in Stephens County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Velma (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Stephens County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The Town of Velma (GNIS ID: 2413425) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Velma is located within Velma-Alma Division of Stephens County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Velma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Velma, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 627
Population in Households 627
Population in Familes 535
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 446
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 254
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $90,254
Average Home Value $108,246


Median Household Income $52,040
Average Household Income $53,248
Per Capita Income $21,643
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.38%
Households 0.23% 0.31%
Families 0.63% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Velma, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Velma to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 316 57th
Population Density1 # 393 47th
Diversity Index2 # 663 10th
Median Household Income # 134 82nd
Per Capita Income # 304 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.