Alva, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 5,103 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 2,682  (52.6%)
Females: 2,421  (47.4%)
Median resident age:

30.5 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip codes: 73717.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,108 (it was $27,432 in 2000)
Alva:

$41,108
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,952 (it was $17,966 in 2000)

Alva city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,071 (it was $49,800 in 2000)
Alva:

$101,071
OK:

$137,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $704.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alva: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.0%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.1% for Black residents, 42.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.8% for American Indian residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alva, OK (2017)
    • 4,32484.1%White alone
    • 2625.1%Hispanic
    • 2204.3%Two or more races
    • 1713.3%Black alone
    • 521.0%Asian alone
    • 450.9%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Alva, Oklahoma as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alva is 570 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Alva by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(60.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.8)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.4)
2
(38.2)
1
(19.1)
1
(19.4)
1
(19.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(80.5)
1
(20.2)
10
(210.7)
11
(235.2)
3
(62.4)
3
(62.2)
5
(100.0)
3
(61.1)
2
(40.8)
9
(172.0)
2
(38.3)
5
(97.1)
5
(97.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
32
(644.1)
18
(364.2)
20
(421.3)
34
(727.0)
19
(395.4)
34
(705.1)
23
(460.2)
16
(325.6)
28
(571.3)
27
(516.1)
20
(382.6)
12
(233.1)
23
(449.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
99
(1,993)
116
(2,347)
117
(2,465)
152
(3,250)
89
(1,852)
78
(1,618)
42
(840.3)
70
(1,425)
55
(1,122)
61
(1,166)
35
(669.6)
51
(990.5)
29
(567.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(100.6)
5
(101.2)
7
(147.5)
20
(427.6)
7
(145.7)
3
(62.2)
6
(120.0)
2
(40.7)
7
(142.8)
2
(38.2)
7
(133.9)
6
(116.5)
5
(97.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(40.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
1
(20.0)
1
(20.4)
2
(40.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)149.0180.1182.0311.3142.6160.595.495.2120.8150.887.2100.297.2

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City-data.com crime index in Alva, OK

Crime rate in Alva detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Oklahoma average:

2.24
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Ancestries: American (34.1%), German (11.8%), English (6.5%), European (3.3%), Irish (3.3%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 2.37 square miles.

Population density: 2,151 people per square mile   (low).

Alva, Oklahoma map

172 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

3.3%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $598 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $437 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 36.80 N, Longitude: 98.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +295 (+5.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,113 (75.7%)

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Alva, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alva, OK in 2017
Alva satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alva, OK residents
Average permit cost in Alva, OK
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Historical population in Alva, OK
Historical housing units in Alva, OK
Most common industries in Alva, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.4%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.7%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.0%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Alva, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)

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 Alva 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 the city 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 (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alva topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Alva:

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

Airports located in Alva:

See details about airports located in Alva, OK

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 (Full-time 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:

  • ALVA HS (Students: 282, Location: 501 14TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Alva:

  • WASHINGTON ES (Students: 206, Location: 701 BARNES AVENUE, Grades: PK-1)
  • ALVA MS (Students: 179, Location: 800 FLYNN STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • LONGFELLOW ES (Students: 134, Location: 19 BARNES AVENUE, Grades: PK-3)
  • LINCOLN ES (Students: 129, Location: 1540 DAVIS STREET, Grades: 4-5)
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

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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
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)

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

For population 15 years and over in Alva:

Marital status in Alva, OK
  • Never married: 36.4%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Alva:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alva
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alva, OK (based on Woods County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,41721
Mainline Protestant2,3689
Catholic1482
Other1302
None2,815-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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.
Oklahoma:

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.
Oklahoma:

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

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

9.3%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Woods County:

27.5%
State:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.7%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.6%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.8
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alva:

10.7%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alva:

7.0
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alva:

31.5%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
Alva:

57.2%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Alva:

77.9%
State:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alva, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 117$441,708$45,30341$53,154
Solid Waste Management 13$29,516$27,2461$1,417
Police Protection - Officers 13$40,466$37,3534$4,139
Streets and Highways 10$27,245$32,6941$1,138
Other Government Administration 9$31,310$41,7470$0
Firefighters 8$26,222$39,33319$6,819
Water Supply 8$23,080$34,6200$0
Other and Unallocable 5$14,993$35,9830$0
Health 5$12,218$29,3235$1,220
Local Libraries 4$11,539$34,6171$720
Parks and Recreation 3$8,959$35,8365$2,868
Airports 1$3,352$40,2242$886
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 13$3,555
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 196$670,608$41,05892$75,916

Alva government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $222,000 ($43.50)
    Air Transportation: $176,000 ($34.49)
    Water Utilities: $93,000 ($18.22)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($7.64)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,199,000 ($234.96)
    Financial Administration: $1,198,000 ($234.76)
    Central Staff Services: $863,000 ($169.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $616,000 ($120.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $597,000 ($116.99)
    Police Protection: $557,000 ($109.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $488,000 ($95.63)
    Air Transportation: $485,000 ($95.04)
    Sewerage: $482,000 ($94.45)
    General - Other: $428,000 ($83.87)
    Health - Other: $265,000 ($51.93)
    Libraries: $232,000 ($45.46)
    Regular Highways: $154,000 ($30.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $109,000 ($21.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000 ($9.21)
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000 ($0.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $105,000 ($20.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $13,000 ($2.55)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($2.35)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($1.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,322,000 ($846.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $108,000 ($21.16)

Alva government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,005,000 ($196.94)
    Air Transportation: $768,000 ($150.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $516,000 ($101.12)
    Sewerage: $423,000 ($82.89)
    Other: $155,000 ($30.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $129,000 ($25.28)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $52,000 ($10.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $172,000 ($33.71)
    General Revenue - Other: $165,000 ($32.33)
    Donations From Private Sources: $146,000 ($28.61)
    Sale of Property: $71,000 ($13.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $68,000 ($13.33)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($5.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,052,000 ($206.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $227,000 ($44.48)
    General Local Government Support: $152,000 ($29.79)
    Transit Utilities: $44,000 ($8.62)
    Highways: $43,000 ($8.43)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,227,000 ($828.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $234,000 ($45.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $151,000 ($29.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $19,000 ($3.72)

Alva government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,982,000 ($780.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,642,000 ($713.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000 ($66.63)

Alva government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,003,000 ($588.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,599,000 ($705.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000 ($4.51)

9.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.68%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Alfalfa County, OK  0.77% ($37,120 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.67% ($86,182)
to Garfield County, OK  0.64% ($61,714)
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

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)
Alva fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Alva fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 236ft / 71.8mTotal length
  • $15,993,000Total costs
  • 24,769Total average daily traffic
  • 3,202Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,628Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alva, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alva, OK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alva)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Alva, OK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 45 (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: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alva)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 45 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alva)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 64. The highest number of reported fires - 92 took place in 2008, and the least - 42 in 2017. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Alva, OK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (67.7%), and Structure Fires (15.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alva, OK
    • 73167.7%Outside Fires
    • 17015.7%Structure Fires
    • 12111.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 585.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alva, OK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alva, Oklahoma:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 800 E Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, Oklahoma 73717 , Phone: (580) 327-1111
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alva, 1230 E Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, Oklahoma 73717 , Phone: (580) 327-1400, Fax: (580) 327-1401
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 1278 E OK Blvd, Alva, Oklahoma 73717 , Phone: (580) 327-0000, Fax: (580) 327-0026
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alva, Oklahoma
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alva, OK
  • 84.3%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alva, OK
  • 51.1%Utility gas
  • 46.0%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood


Alva compared to Oklahoma state average:

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

Alva on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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