Alva is a city in and the county seat of Woods County, Oklahoma. The city was established in late nineteenth century, in 1893. It has a total area of 2.4 square miles, all of which is land.
Accommodation and food services, agriculture, tourism and manufacturing are the major commercial activities here. Public schooling comprises three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Higher education is provided by Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Northwest Technology Center.
Community Bank, The Central National Bank of Alva, Alva State Bank & Trust Company and High Plains Bank have branches here. Alva Regional Airport is the major local airport. The closest hospital is Share Memorial Hospital on Share Drive. The cost of living here is 20.30% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 26 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 64. Snowfall is about 13 inches annually.