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Alva, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

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The City of Alva had a population of 5,269 as of July 1, 2016. Alva ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alva is located at latitude 36.8011 and longitude -98.6679 in Woods County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alva (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woods County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,348 feet.

The City of Alva (GNIS ID: 2409690) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alva is located within Alva Division of Woods County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alva population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Alva, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,269
Population in Households 4,609
Population in Familes 3,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 660
Population Density1 2,205
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 2,250
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 1,227
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,737 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,359 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 891 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 487 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $90,778
Average Home Value $109,154


Median Household Income $41,436
Average Household Income $54,706
Per Capita Income $23,221
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.39%
Households 1.06% 1.5%
Families 1.27% 1.39%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alva, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alva to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 74 90th
Population Density1 # 14 98th
Diversity Index2 # 553 24th
Median Household Income # 344 53rd
Per Capita Income # 256 65th

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