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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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+
Alva is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 5,154. Alva is in Woods County and is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Living in Alva offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Alva and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Alva are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$93,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$704
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Alva Rankings

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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
    99.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219
    500.1
  • Theft
    477.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Alva

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,349
National
$55,322

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Alva Reviews

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Alva is a very family friendly town. It has what you need for day to day living and more. The town has many churches to choose from and join. Most of the people are down to earth friendly. It is a very safe and affordable. The college keeps the town full of youth and keeps it stocked with new and friendly faces. Alva is getting new stores and apartments and keeps it looking modern and fresh. The park is safe and well kept and hosts many communities activities. I would recommend Alva.
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The community seems to be very helpful and united. They help each other out in many different aspects. The kindness and love I have seen here among others is very inspiring.
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.