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Velma is a town in Stephens County, in the Duncan metro area.
The community was named for Velma Dobbins, daughter of local merchant
The latitude of Velma is 34.46N. The longitude is -97.673W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,043 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 660.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Velma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stephens County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73491 ZIP code.
10% of Velma residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Velma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Velma was $12,010, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Velma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Velma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $287. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $624.
Stephens County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Velma political report.
The average commute time for Velma workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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