Alva, Oklahoma Population 2024

4,992

Alva is a city located in Alfalfa County and Woods County Oklahoma. Alva has a 2024 population of 4,992. It is also the county seat of Woods County. Alva is currently declining at a rate of -0.06% annually and its population has decreased by -0.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,004 in 2020.

The average household income in Alva is $68,496 with a poverty rate of 21.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Alva is 29.2 years, 29.4 years for males, and 28.5 years for females.

Alva Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alva was:

  • White: 90.3%
  • Two or more races: 4.38%
  • Black or African American: 2.35%
  • Native American: 1.73%
  • Other race: 0.98%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
791.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.24% (-12)
The current population of Alva, Oklahoma is 4,992 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,004.

Alva, Oklahoma Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,53390.3%
Two or more races2204.38%
Black or African American1182.35%
Native American871.73%
Other race490.98%
Asian130.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Alva Population by Race

Alva Population Pyramid 2024

Alva Median Age

29.2

Total

29.4

Male

28.5

Female

Alva Adults

There are 4,005 adults, (724 of whom are seniors) in Alva.

Alva Age Dependency

53

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Alva Sex Ratio

Female2,58451.47%
Male2,43648.53%

Alva Population by Age

Alva Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9552.3357.642.4
Non Family1,0051.5142.557.5
Married7933.0383.416.6
Female1193.2417.682.4
Male386.3744.755.3

3.12

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alva Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1063.86%
Associates Degree612.22%
Bachelors Degree71125.91%
Graduate Degree31911.63%
High School Graduate81029.52%
Less Than 9th Grade1224.45%
Some College61522.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alva Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alva Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,4682,254940
Hispanic1101047
2+ Races949427
Native American535327
Black372920
Other Race999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Alva Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$45,260$50,592$38,438
Graduate Degree$62,500$88,672$51,346
High School Graduate$27,097$48,393$23,365
Less Than 9th Grade$27,067$0$0
Overall$34,173$46,168$29,500
Some College$27,676$23,269$28,448

$34,173

Average Earnings

$46,168

Average Male

$29,500

Average Female

Alva Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alva Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alva Language

93.32% of Alva residents speak only English, while 6.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.27% of the population.

Alva Language

Alva Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,83166617.38%
Hispanic45329765.56%
Native855767.06%
Black631219.05%
Multiple16484.88%

21.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.82%

Male Poverty Rate

20.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alva

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alva is Native, with 67.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alva is Multiple, with 4.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.6%.

Alva Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School24.59%
Less Than 9th Grade6.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
Some College1.18%

Alva Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed64.29%
Female Employed24.1%
Male Employed19.05%

Alva Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alva Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$81,091$87,471
Households$41,809$68,496
Married Families$90,625$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,542$50,113

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alva Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Alva Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alva Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Alva Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alva Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

164

Number of Veterans

138

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam81
First Gulf War14
Second Gulf War12
World War II11
Korea10

Alva Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7460
75+60
55 to 6432
18 to 3412
35 to 540

Alva Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1494.11%
Black810.26%
2+ Races74.27%

Alva Veterans by Race

Alva Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alva Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Alva Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alva Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alva Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.37%

Born in Alva

97.29%

Native Born

2.71%

Foreign Born

2.25%

Non Citizen

0.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.29% of Alva residents were born in the United States, with 58.37% having been born in Oklahoma. 2.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Alva Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,977-3-0.06%
20284,980-3-0.06%
20274,983-3-0.06%
20264,986-3-0.06%
20254,989-3-0.06%
20244,992-3-0.06%
20234,995-3-0.06%
20224,998-11-0.22%
20215,00950.1%
20205,004601.21%
20194,944-58-1.16%
20185,002-119-2.32%
20175,121-50-0.97%
20165,171-94-1.79%
20155,265270.52%
20145,2381442.83%
20135,094851.7%
20125,009350.7%
20114,974-72-1.43%
20105,046-242-4.58%
20005,288-207-3.77%
19905,495-921-14.35%
19806,416-1,024-13.76%
19707,4401,18218.89%
19606,258-247-3.8%
19506,5051,45028.68%
19405,055-66-1.29%
19305,1211,20830.87%
19203,9132256.1%
19103,68800%
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Alva Population by Year