Vera, Oklahoma

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Vera, Oklahoma
Town
Post Office in Vera (2014)
Post Office in Vera (2014)
Location of Vera, Oklahoma
Location of Vera, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°26′56″N 95°52′49″W / 36.44889°N 95.88028°W / 36.44889; -95.88028Coordinates: 36°26′56″N 95°52′49″W / 36.44889°N 95.88028°W / 36.44889; -95.88028
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Washington
Area
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 241
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74082
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-76950 [1]
GNIS feature ID 1099239 [2]

Vera is a town in Washington County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 241 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Originally known as Evans, the town was renamed Vera in November 1899 and incorporated in 1904 Vera lies seven miles southeast of Ramona and two miles east of U.S. Highway 75. Vera started out as a farming community with the main crop being corn and hay. Lining the railroad track east of town were hay barns and a grain elevator. After many bountiful harvests of the local prairie hay Vera earned the nickname "the Hay Capital of the World." .[3]

Geography[edit]

Vera is located at 36°26′56″N 95°52′49″W / 36.44889°N 95.88028°W / 36.44889; -95.88028 (36.448946, -95.880248).[4] 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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 312
1920 209 −33.0%
1930 206 −1.4%
1940 208 1.0%
1950 164 −21.2%
1960 125 −23.8%
1970 215 72.0%
1980 182 −15.3%
1990 167 −8.2%
2000 188 12.6%
2010 241 28.2%
Est. 2015 247 [5] 2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 241 people, 84 households, and 56 families residing in the town. The population density was 938.5 people per square mile (362.9/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 384.4 per square mile (148.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.1% White, 9.5% Native American, and 15.4% from two or more races.

There were 84 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% 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 30.3% 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.

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