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Alva, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

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The City of Alva had a population of 5,306 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Alva, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,306
Daytime Population: Workers 3,388
Daytime Population: Residents 2,708
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,096
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 4,645
Population in Familes 3,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 661
Population Density2 2,221
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $42,706
Average Household Income $57,371
Per Capita Income $24,107


Total Housing Units 2,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,341 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 916 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 427 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $90,271
Average Home Value $112,696


Total Households 2,257
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 1,231
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.98% 0.78%
Households 0.95% 0.78%
Families 1.14% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2017 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 # 73 90th
Population Density # 13 98th
Diversity Index # 552 25th
Median Household Income # 365 50th
Per Capita Income # 264 64th

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