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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    D+
  12. Commute
    B-
Velma is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 625. Velma is in Stephens County. Living in Velma offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Velma and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Velma are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$589
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    166.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    830.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    664.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Velma

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,500
National
$55,322
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Velma Reviews

2 reviews
Velma is a small town in Oklahoma. Everyone knows who you are, most people here are related in some way. It's safe and very family friendly. The school system is outstanding in academics, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
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I have always lived in this little town. I am very proud to say that I am from Velma, Oklahoma. This town is absolutely amazing. The community itself is just outstanding, everyone is always so quick to help with any and everything. No matter who you come across, you are going to be amazed at how friendly they are. This whole town is just full of very friendly and very supportive people. The local companies always get involved in the school system and help in any way they possibly can. If there is a sporting event or school related event some night of the week, you always know Velma will have the biggest crowd. This little town will always be my home, and I will forever be happy to say that I am from Velma, Oklahoma.