Alva, OK

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Population

5,167

1.91% growth

Poverty Rate

16.1%


Median Age

31.6


Median Household Income

$50,469

3.93% decline

Number of Employees

2,990

8.57% growth

Median Property Value

$89,100

1.6% growth

About

In 2017, Alva, OK had a population of 5.17k people with a median age of 31.6 and a median household income of $50,469. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alva, OK grew from 5,070 to 5,167, a 1.91% increase and its median household income declined from $52,531 to $50,469, a -3.93% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alva, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.5%), White (Hispanic) (4.74%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.37%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%). N/A% of the people in Alva, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alva, OK are Northwestern Oklahoma State University (435 degrees awarded in 2017) and Northwest Technology Center-Alva (52 degrees).

The median property value in Alva, OK is $89,100, and the homeownership rate is 58.2%. Most people in Alva, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Alva, OK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Oklahoma. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Alva, OK employs 2.99k people. The largest industries in Alva, OK are Educational Services (383 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (310 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($74,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,125), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,601).

Median household income in Alva, OK is $50,469. Males in Alva, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Alva, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,469

2017 value

± $7,138

-3.93%

1 Year Growth

± 21.4%

Households in Alva, OK have a median annual income of $50,469, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,531 in 2016, which represents a -3.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oklahoma by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alva, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9543

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alva, OK was Census Tract 9543 with a value of $49,482, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Alva, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alva, OK (779 out of 4.82k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    673 ± 171

  2. Hispanic

    102 ± 102

  3. Black

    88 ± 82

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alva, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.99k

2017 Value

± 344

8.57%

1 Year growth

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alva, OK grew at a rate of 8.57%, from 2.75k employees to 2.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alva, OK, are Sales & Related Occupations (321 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (306 people), and Management Occupations (287 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alva, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alva, OK, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (321 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (306 people), and Management Occupations (287 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alva, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.33 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.77 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alva, OK, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($73,875), Material Moving Occupations ($67,813), and Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations ($61,607).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.99k

2017 Value

± 344

8.57%

1 Year growth

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alva, OK grew at a rate of 8.57%, from 2.75k employees to 2.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alva, OK, are Educational Services (383 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (310 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alva, OK, though some of these residents may live in Alva, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Alva, OK, by number of employees, are Educational Services (383 people), Retail Trade (353 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (310 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alva, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (15.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.63 times), and Information (2.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alva, OK, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($74,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,125), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,601).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $60.6B

  2. $20.5B

  3. $18.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $60.6B, followed by Fuel oils ($20.5B) and Gasoline ($18.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$237B

2020 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

30.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $237B. This is expected to increase 30.4% to $309B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $43.1B

  2. $21.9B

  3. $8.38B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.1B, followed by Kansas with $21.9B and Arkansas and $8.38B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.4% of the population of Alva, OK has health coverage, with 44.7% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 0.475% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Alva, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Alva, OK see 1329 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.151% increase from the previous year (1327 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2300 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 263 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,329 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Woods County, OK see an average of 1,329 patients per year. This represents a 0.151% increase from the previous year (1,327 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Woods County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.6%

Uninsured

44.7%

Employer Coverage

10.4%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

17.6%

Non-Group

0.475%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alva, OK declined by 11.5% from 14.2% to 12.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alva, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Alva, OK is home to a population of 5.17k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.31% of Alva, OK residents were born outside of the country (171 people).

In 2017, there were 18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.42k people) in Alva, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 245 White (Hispanic) and 198 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.4

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alva, OK was 31.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Alva, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Alva, OK residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.31%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

171 people

3.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

174 people

As of 2017, 3.31% of Alva, OK residents (171 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alva, OK was 3.43%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Alva, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alva, OK was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alva, OK

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    4.42k ± 101

  2. White (Hispanic)

    245 ± 97

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    198 ± 82.3

In 2017, there were 18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.42k people) in Alva, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 245 White (Hispanic) and 198 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Alva, OK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    100 ± 49

  2. Korea

    41 ± 35

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    39 ± 35

Alva, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Alva, OK awarded 487 degrees. The student population of Alva, OK is skewed towards women, with 915 male students and 1,306 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alva, OK are White (332 and 71.1%), followed by Unknown (40 and 8.57%), Black or African American (32 and 6.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (31 and 6.64%).

The largest universities in Alva, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Oklahoma State University (435 and 89.3%) and Northwest Technology Center-Alva (52 and 10.7%).

The most popular majors in Alva, OK are Registered Nursing (51 and 10.5%), General Business Administration & Management (50 and 10.3%), and Other Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies (48 and 9.86%).

The median tuition costs in Alva, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,053 and $13,170 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Alva, OK was Agricultural Business Operations with 26 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Alva, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 435 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

$6,053

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Alva, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern Oklahoma State University with 435 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

185

Degrees Awarded to Men

302

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 185 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alva, OK, which is 0.613 times less than the 302 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    332 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    40 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    32 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Alva, OK were to White students. These 332 degrees mean that there were 8.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 40 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alva, OK was $89,100 in 2017, which is 0.388 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $87,700 to $89,100, a 1.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Alva, OK is 58.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alva, OK have an average commute time of 11.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alva, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$89,100

2017 Median

± $6,737

$87,700

2016 Median

± $6,124

In 2017, the median property value in Alva, OK grew to to $89,100 from the previous year's value of $87,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alva, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alva, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $90k - $100k range.

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Household Income

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$50,469

Median Household Income

± $7,138

2.09k

Number of Households

± 251

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.09k households in Alva, OK declined from $50,469 from the previous year's value of $52,531.

The following chart displays the households in Alva, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alva, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alva, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.2%

2017 Homeownership

59.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.2% of the housing units in Alva, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alva, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

11.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alva, OK have a shorter commute time (11.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Alva, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Walked

    6.39%

  3. Carpooled

    6.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alva, OK was Drove Alone (82.5%), followed by those who Walked (6.39%) and those who Carpooled (6.35%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alva, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alva, OK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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