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Welcome to Alva ...

The city of Alva is located in Woods County (at the time of its founding, Alva was located in Oklahoma Territory) and is the County Seat for Woods County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alva has a population of 5,120 people<1> (see below for details).

Alva was established in 1893.

The community of Alva is 1,360 feet [415 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alva lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alva is located in the (580) area code.

Population Details ...

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 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).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alva had an population of 5,120 people. This is an increase of 3.54% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.18% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alva.

Communities near Alva ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alva and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Hardtner (KS)   [Map]   168   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kiowa (KS)   [Map]   980   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Avard   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burlington   [Map]   159   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Capron   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Carmen   [Map]   365   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alva.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alva. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alva. Our list includes 25 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alva:

Websites for Alva ...

Official Website: www.alvaok.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alva, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alva.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alva. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alva: www.alvaok.org/

The official website for State of Oklahoma: www.ok.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alva.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alva - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Alva. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alva) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alva. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alva

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alva. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8012, Longitude: -98.6679     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alva have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alva.