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Alva, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Alva had a population of 5,159 as of July 1, 2019. Alva ranks in 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 36.805 and longitude -98.6665 in Woods County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alva 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.


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Alva, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Alva, OK Housing Affordability Index is 273
State of Oklahoma Housing Affordability Index is 166
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Alva, OK Wealth Index is 57
State of Oklahoma Wealth Index is 74
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,159 (100%)
Population in Households 4,477 (86.8%)
Population in Families 3,173 (61.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 682 (13.2%)
Population Density 806
Diversity Index2 39
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,750
Average Household Income $61,642
Per Capita Income $24,560
Wealth Index4 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,345 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 832 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $91,696
Housing Affordability Index3 273
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,178
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 1,179
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.21% 0.08%
Households 0.13% 0.03%
Families 0.06% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

Alva, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alva to the other 743 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 75 90th
Population Density # 231 69th
Diversity Index # 555 25th
Median Household Income # 276 63rd
Per Capita Income # 266 64th

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