Velda City is a city in St. Louis County. The population was 1,616 at the 2000 census.
Velda City is located at(38.694051, -90.294163).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 mi², all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,616 people, 610 households, and 428 families residing in the city. The population density was 9,872.8/mi². There were 670 housing units at an average density of 4,093.3/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 3.09% White, 96.04% African American, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.
There were 610 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.5% were married couples living together, 35.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 76.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $31,652. Males had a median income of $27,768 versus $26,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,009. About 15.9% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 23.3% of those age 65 or over.
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