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Alva is a city in Woods County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Alva Adams, railroad attorney.

The latitude of Alva is 36.805N. The longitude is -98.666W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,348 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,034.


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Median household income
Local
$27,432
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alva demographic reports
Alva is near the Kansas border.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Nescatunga Arts Festival - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alva web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Alabaster Caverns, Little Sahara Park, Great Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge and State Park
Colleges and universities: Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Northwest Area Vocational Technical Sch
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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31% of Alva residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alva ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alva was $17,966, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Alva residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Alva, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $280.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $553.


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Libraries in Alva include Alva Public Library ... View libraries

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Woods County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alva political report.

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The average commute time for Alva workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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