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%

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
    172
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    516
    1
  • Theft
    1,166
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38
    0

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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Alva Reviews

3 reviews
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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Pretty good town to live in or go school. People up here are really nice friendly. School in this two is really good. But the university is a bit expensive than any other cities. Less opportunity for scholarship in collage. But the professors are really nice and friendly
Alva is a great little place to raise a family. There is minimal crime, people look out for each other and is overall friendly.