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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$639
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    516
    525
  • Theft
    1,166
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,151
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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The town of Alva is quite a small one, but the connection between the residents of this town is everything but that. Ever since I've moved into this town everyone has made me and my family feel extremely welcomed and made us feel at home. For such a small community, everyone is extremely close, basically like family. I've never felt like I was in danger because of the closeness of the community and the way that everyone watches out for everyone else. This is one of the best towns I have ever lived in and I still love every second of living in this wonderful city.
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Alva is a nice size for a college town. The only shopping is Walmart, a grocery store and a few boutiques. It is the biggest town around for about 45 miles. The next college town is Enid, about 2 hours away. The people are friendly. The schools are nice.
What I liked about Alva were the lifelong friendships I’ve made thus far. However, I do wish there were more things to do off campus