Alva, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 5,031 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 2,483  (49.4%)
Females: 2,548  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  31.4 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 73717.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,595 (it was $27,432 in 2000)
Alva:

$40,595
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,500 (it was $17,966 in 2000)

Alva city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,607 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Alva:

$78,607
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $76,759; Detached houses: $79,168; Mobile homes: $28,676; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,706

Median gross rent in 2012: $583.

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Alva races chart
  • White alone - 4,326 (87.1%)
  • Two or more races - 203 (4.1%)
  • Hispanic - 163 (3.3%)
  • Other race alone - 108 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 66 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 42 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.4%)

Races in Alva detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alva: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.1%), United States (14.2%), English (14.2%), Irish (10.3%), Scottish (3.4%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 2.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,120 people per square mile   (low).

Alva,OK real estate house value index trend

Alva, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Alva:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alva city:

  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

22 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $490 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $361 (0.5%)

Alva satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (95.5 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (296.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Capron, OK (2.9 miles) , Avard, OK (3.1 miles) , Dacoma, OK (3.4 miles) , South Woods, OK (3.7 miles ), Hardtner, KS (3.8 miles) , Burlington, OK (3.9 miles) , Lambert, OK (4.0 miles) , Cherokee, OK (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $21,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $52,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $270,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $33,900
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $230,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.80 N, Longitude: 98.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +443 (+8.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,977 (78.5%)

Area code: 580

Alva household income distribution Alva home values distribution

Crime rates in Alva by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.021.40.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100103001100
per 100,000 18.90.00.019.80.060.70.00.020.820.70.00.0
Robberies 000200010200
per 100,000 0.00.00.039.60.00.00.021.40.041.50.00.0
Assaults 1511474110113353
per 100,000 282.9205.578.3138.680.520.2210.7235.262.462.2100.061.1
Burglaries 342333333218203419342316
per 100,000 641.3429.6645.8653.3644.1364.2421.3727.0395.4705.1460.2325.6
Thefts 1045172709911611715289784270
per 100,000 1961.5952.61409.01385.91992.82346.82464.73249.91852.21617.6840.31424.5
Auto thefts 6024557207362
per 100,000 113.20.039.179.2100.6101.2147.5427.6145.762.2120.040.7
Arson 011020010111
per 100,000 0.018.719.60.040.30.00.021.40.020.720.020.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 193.5103.6114.1154.5141.2170.7172.5295.1135.1152.290.590.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Alva detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Oklahoma average:

2.08
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.3%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -350 (-6.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Alva: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alva, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alva-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Alva city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1979, a category F4 tornado 30.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alva-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 4.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 114.4 miles away from Alva center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 286.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from Alva center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 152.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Woods County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alva topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack Ging - Marine, Randy Terrill - Politician, Sara Billey - Mathematician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Alva:

  • SHARE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 800 SHARE DRIVE)
  • BEADLES NURSING HOME (916 NOBLE)

Airports located in Alva:

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Colleges/Universities in Alva:

  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Full-time enrollment: 1,876; Location: 709 Oklahoma Blvd; Public; Website: www.nwosu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Northwest Technology Center-Alva (FT enrollment: 92; Location: 1801 S 11th St; Public; Website: www.nwtech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alva:

  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 77 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,414)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 88 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 92 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 93 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 93 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 94 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 97 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)

Public high school in Alva:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alva:

See full list of schools located in Alva

Library in Alva:

  • ALVA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $193,746; Location: 504 SEVENTH STREET; 57,753 books; 960 audio materials; 1,648 video materials; 23 state licensed databases; 104 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bible Baptist Church is not listed in your list of churches. It is located at 4th and Choctaw streets. Thanks

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Notable locations in Alva: Alva Ambulance (A), Alva Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alva include: Zion Lutheran Church (A), Town and Country Christian Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (D), Reorganized Chuch of Jesus (E), Otterbein United Methodist Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Alva Municipal Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Alva: Hatfield Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Cherokee Strip Museum Association (901 14th Street), Red Carpet Country (College Campus).

Hotels: Ranger Inn (420 Oklahoma Boulevard), Best Western Redbud Inn (800 East Oklahoma Boulevard), Holiday Motel (701 East Oklahoma Boulevard), Alva's Western Motel (608 East Oklahoma Boulevard).

Courts: Woods OK County - Court Clerk (Courthouse), Woods County - Court Clerk (Court House).

Woods County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alva and their reported violations in the past:

ALVA (Address: 415 4TH ST , Population served: 5,208, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
CHARLES E. JOHNSON CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Address: 1856 E. Flynn , Population served: 444, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.1%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.6% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 37.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.8%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Alva in 2010:

  • 277 people in college/university student housing
  • 93 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Alva in 2000:

  • 361 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 85 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Alva, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Alva compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Alva (2011 data):

  • High Plains Bank: Alva Branch at 810 E. Oklahoma Blvd., branch established on 2007/10/26. Info updated 2009/12/09: Bank assets: $56.4 mil, Deposits: $46.9 mil, headquarters in Keyes, OK, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Keyes Bancshares, Inc.
  • BancCentral, National Association: Banccentral, National Association at 602-612 Flynn Street, branch established on 1913/08/11. Info updated 2012/03/08: Bank assets: $275.5 mil, Deposits: $239.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Myers Bancshares, Inc.
  • Community Bank: at 1729 College Boulevard, branch established on 1984/07/16. Info updated 2006/08/01: Bank assets: $72.3 mil, Deposits: $65.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Alva, Inc.
  • Alva State Bank & Trust Company: at 518 College Avenue, branch established on 1901/09/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $206.3 mil, Deposits: $166.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Grace Investment Company, Inc. Esop, The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alva, Oklahoma:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 800 E Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, OK 73717 , Phone: (580) 327-1111
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alva, 1230 E Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, OK 73717 , Phone: (580) 327-1400, Fax: (580) 327-1401
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alva, Oklahoma

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Alva travel time to work - commute Alva mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alva city (based on Woods County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.55%
Here: 74.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents29.7%23.2%9.9%6.8%6.0%
Congregations18.8%9.4%6.3%3.1%9.4%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.5%4.1%2.8%2.8%9.1%
Congregations9.4%6.3%3.1%6.3%28.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Woods County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Woods County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Woods County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Woods County:

27.5%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$17,527$26,2918$367
Other Government Administration 2$9,916$59,4962$415
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$530
Police Protection - Officers 8$28,507$42,7613$3,902
Firefighters 7$27,745$47,56320$1,697
Streets and Highways 7$17,185$29,4601$921
Airports 1$2,949$35,3882$686
Health 5$14,287$34,2894$2,575
Hospitals 127$528,119$49,90171$43,585
Solid Waste Management 10$22,278$26,7340$0
Parks and Recreation 5$12,637$30,3293$602
Water Supply 5$14,287$34,2890$0
Local Libraries 4$10,133$30,3991$618
Other and Unallocable 6$18,164$36,3281$430
Totals for Government 195$723,734$44,537117$56,328

Alva government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $1,353,000 ($268.93)
    General: $240,000 ($47.70)
    Water Utilities: $47,000 ($9.34)
    Air Transportation: $31,000 ($6.16)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $887,000 ($176.31)
    Water Utilities: $790,000 ($157.03)
    Housing & Community Development: $472,000 ($93.82)
    Police Protection: $351,000 ($69.77)
    Fire Protection: $284,000 ($56.45)
    General - Other: $238,000 ($47.31)
    Central Staff Services: $236,000 ($46.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $200,000 ($39.75)
    Air Transportation: $153,000 ($30.41)
    Libraries: $147,000 ($29.22)
    Health Services - Other: $142,000 ($28.23)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($9.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($2.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $205,000 ($40.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $25,000 ($4.97)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($4.17)
    Libraries: $16,000 ($3.18)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($3.18)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.99)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000 ($0.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,219,000 ($441.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($1.59)

Alva government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $166,000 ($33.00)
  • Charges - Housing & Community Development: $766,000 ($152.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $749,000 ($148.88)
    All Other: $235,000 ($46.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $53,000 ($10.53)
    Rents: $48,000 ($9.54)
    General Revenue, NEC: $46,000 ($9.14)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $648,000 ($128.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $62,000 ($12.32)
    Housing & Community Development: $49,000 ($9.74)
    Highways: $49,000 ($9.74)
    All Other: $6,000 ($1.19)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,817,000 ($361.16)
    Public Utilities: $210,000 ($41.74)
    Other Selective Sales: $44,000 ($8.75)
    NEC: $10,000 ($1.99)

Alva government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $115,000 ($22.86)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,412,000 ($1075.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,317,000 ($1056.85)
    Water Utilities: $108,000 ($21.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $95,000 ($18.88)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($1.39)

Alva government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,000 ($0.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,081,000 ($214.87)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $537,000 ($106.74)

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Garfield County, OK  0.49% ($32,429 average AGI)
from Alfalfa County, OK  0.42% ($18,250)


8.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Garfield County, OK  1.23% ($24,611 average AGI)
to Alfalfa County, OK  0.58% ($36,529)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.51% ($24,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alva:

  • KALV (1430 AM; 1 kW; ALVA, OK; Owner: MM&K OF ALVA, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alva:

  • KNID (99.7 FM; ALVA, OK; Owner: CHRISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KREJ (101.7 FM; MEDICINE LODGE, KS; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KSNS (91.5 FM; MEDICINE LODGE, KS; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alva:

  • K60ER (Channel 60; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K62EH (Channel 62; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K64EA (Channel 64; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K56FK (Channel 56; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K58EM (Channel 58; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K30AE (Channel 30; ALVA, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Alva, Oklahoma:
  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Oklahoma average:
  • Fatal accident count: 121
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 194
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 41
  • Fatalities: 134
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 317
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

Alva fatal accident list:

Nov 3, 2005 06:30 PM, Us-281, Flynn Street, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Apr 29, 1992 08:40 PM, 281, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 12, 1986 00:39 AM, 64, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 21, 1983 12:39 AM, 64, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 14, 1979 10:25 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 17, 1975 00:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alva)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Alva, OK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alva)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 54 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alva)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 64
  • Hazardous Condition: 67
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Alva

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alva, OK
Most common first names in Alva, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8581.6 years
William5978.3 years
John5576.5 years
James4277.2 years
George3979.4 years
Charles3875.4 years
Robert3074.3 years
Ruth2781.3 years
Hazel2682.2 years
Anna2583.2 years
Most common last names in Alva, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3679.8 years
Brown2778.6 years
Reed2478.8 years
Murrow2179.9 years
Wilson2082.9 years
Johnson2076.9 years
Parker1882.7 years
Jones1779.3 years
Martin1782.8 years
Hada1776.3 years
Businesses in Alva, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Ford1RadioShack1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Lane Furniture1T-Mobile1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U-Haul1
McDonald's1Walmart1
New Balance1

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