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Alva, Oklahoma

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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 2018, Alva has a population of 5,024 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

The telephone area code for Alva: (580)

The ZIP code for Alva: 73717<3>

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 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alva had an population of 5,024 people. This is an increase of 1.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.99% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alva ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alva and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2018
Hardtner (KS)   [Map]   158   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kiowa (KS)   [Map]   941   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Avard   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burlington   [Map]   157   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Capron   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Carmen   [Map]   363   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alva. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

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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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Oklahoma

About Woods County

About Oklahoma

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alva:

The official website for State of Oklahoma:

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>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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     [Map].

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