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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alva demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Woods County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73717 ZIP code.
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.
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.
Libraries in Alva include Alva Public Library ... View libraries
Woods County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alva political report.
The average commute time for Alva workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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