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Welcome to Alva ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Alva has a population of 4,953 people<2> (see below for details).
Alva was established in 1893.
The community of Alva is 1,360 feet [415 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Alva lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Alva: (580)
The ZIP code for Alva: 73717<4>
Websites for Alva ...
Official Website: www.alvaok.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alva had an population of 4,953 people. This is an increase of 0.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.34% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alva had a population of 4,945 people (or 55.7% of the total population of Woods County). This makes Alva the county's most populous community.
The population of Alva represents 0.13% of the total population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 76th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,945 people, the population of Alva decreased 6.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,288 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alva.
Adding Alva to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Alva in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Alva elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Alva on a Rand McNally Map of Oklahoma (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alva on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Alva ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Alva - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Ontario, Quebec, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alva.
Communities near Alva ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alva.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alva. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alva.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alva. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alva.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alva. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alva.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alva ...
Looking for more information about Alva? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Alva, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alva.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Alva: www.alvaok.org/
The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2021