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Overview

Introduction to Alva, Oklahoma

Alva, Oklahoma, in Woods county, is 95 miles SW of Wichita, Kansas.

Alva History

The city of Alva is located in Woods County. It was established in 1893 as Cherokee Outlet’s land office. It is said the area was named after Alva Adams, who was a railroad attorney. He later became the governor of Colorado.

Alva and nearby Attractions

  • Carry Nation Home
  • Hatfield Park
  • Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum
  • Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

Things To Do In Alva

Churches in the area include the Assembly of God Church, the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Zion Lutheran Church and the Bible Baptist Church. One can also visit museums like the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma and the Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum.

Alva Transportation

Wichita Mid-Continent is the nearest major airport.

Alva Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Hutchinson Community College, Friends University, Langston University and Wichita State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,070
Male Share of the Population52.5%
Female Share of the Population47.5%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+2,754
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married42%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,714
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,400
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,922

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,864
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.1%
Median Gross Rent$670
Median House Value$87,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.8%
German18.6%
Irish9.6%
English7.1%
Dutch2.2%
Scottish1.8%
Polish1.6%
Russian1.6%
French Except Basque0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
African0.7%
Italian0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Arab0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Czech0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
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Alva Almanac

CategoryValue
County Woods County
Standard Zip Codes73717
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.8
Approximate Longitude-98.66

Alva Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationALVA
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 44 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip27.2 inches
StationCHEROKEE
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp46 to 74 F
Annual Precip31.2 inches
StationAETNA 2 S
Distance24.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 95 F
Oct Temp45 to 74 F
Annual Precip24 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aline196$63,750
Burlington153$67,500
Carmen495$50,000
Cherokee1,516$59,000
Dacoma77$53,750
Waynoka1,216$67,222

Alva Public Libraries

Alva Public Library
504 SEVENTH STREET
Alva, Oklahoma
(580) 327-1833

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Alva Hospitals

Share Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
800 Share Drive
(580) 327-2800

Alva Public Schools

Alva Hs
501 14th Street
ZIP: 73717
(580) 327-3682
High
Total Enrollment 254
Alva Ms
800 Flynn Street
ZIP: 73717
(580) 327-0608
Middle
Total Enrollment 211
Lincoln Es
1540 Davis Street
ZIP: 73717
(580) 327-3008
Middle
Total Enrollment 137
Longfellow Es
19 Barnes Avenue
ZIP: 73717
(580) 327-3327
Primary
Total Enrollment 216
Washington Es
701 Barnes Avenue
ZIP: 73717
(580) 327-3518
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
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