For population 25 years and over in Alva:
For population 15 years and over in Alva city:
11 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $490 (0.6%)
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 ).
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Latitude: 36.80 N, Longitude: 98.67 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +294 (+6.0%)
Area code: 580
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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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).
Population change in the 1990s: -350 (-6.2%).
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
Alva-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 183% 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 below Oklahoma state average. It is 89% 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 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from Alva center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1999 at 23:19:58, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 16.2 mi) earthquake occurred 55.1 miles away from Alva center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Jack Ging - Marine, Randy Terrill - Politician, Sara Billey - Mathematician.
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Local government website: www.alvaok.org
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Alva and their reported violations in the past:ALVA (Address: 415 4TH ST , Population served: 5288, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:CHARLES E. JOHNSON CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Population served: 500, Purch_groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.2%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.5% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Alva (based on Woods County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.55%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,209 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,389 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.