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Welcome to Alva ...

The city of Alva is located in Woods County<1> (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 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

Alva is within the (580) area code.

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 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 (with a count of 5,288 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Alva ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alva.

  • Cherokee [Alfalfa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Alfalfa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Alva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,489 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<6>
  • Kiowa [Barber County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiowa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa
    • Kiowa [Barber County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Alva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 931 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiowa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kiowa<6>
  • Waynoka [Woods County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynoka have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynoka
    • Waynoka [Woods County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Alva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 914 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynoka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynoka<6>
  • Carmen [Alfalfa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmen
    • Carmen [Alfalfa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Alva
    • Estimated population in 2019: 358 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carmen<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burlington [Alfalfa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Alfalfa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<6>
    • Hardtner [Barber County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardtner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardtner
      • Hardtner [Barber County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 158 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardtner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardtner<6>
    • Dacoma [Woods County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dacoma
      • Dacoma [Woods County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dacoma<6>
    • Capron [Woods County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capron
      • Capron [Woods County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Alva
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 23 people
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    • Avard [Woods County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avard
      • Avard [Woods County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Alva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avard
    • Lambert [Alfalfa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
      • Lambert [Alfalfa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Alva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Oklahoma

About Woods County

About Oklahoma

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Woods, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alva.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alva - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alva). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alva or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alva) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alva. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8002, Longitude: -98.6661    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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