Location of Vera, Oklahoma
|• Total||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|• Land||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||640 ft (195 m)|
|• Density||938.5/sq mi (362.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1099239|
Vera is located at .(36.448946, -95.880248)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.
On April 1, 2012, as its April Fool announcement, deaf-owned and deaf-operated video relay service provider Convo Communications declared that it was relocating its headquarters to Vera and that city officials had agreed to rename the town to Deaf. Along with the state abbreviation, the town would be known as Deaf, OK, and thus convey an affirming statement on Deaf culture and sign language.
As of the census of 2000, there were 188 people, 73 households, and 51 families residing in the town. The population density was 938.5 people per square mile (362.9/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 384.4 per square mile (148.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.85% White, 10.64% Native American, 1.60% Asian, and 6.91% from two or more races.
There were 73 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 113.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $27,000, and the median income for a family was $32,083. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,013. About 6.4% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.5% of those sixty five or over.