C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,293
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,604
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

    Alva Reviews

    7 reviews
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    For the most part, the area is fine for agricultural activity but as far as the quality of people, it is not conducive to long lasting friendships.
    Review Alva
    Home invasions in my area are increasing. Police are slow to respond and my neighbors have considerable assets.
    It is a small, rural town so the lawns are large, most houses have pastures and are not close in distance to their neighbors. There is a lot of farmland and heavily wooded areas. It is a nice, quiet place to live and for the most part is very safe as well.