Alva is very family-oriented with approximately 5,000 in population. There are excellent public schools and a highly-rated university and career tech center. There are many recreational and cultural events and activities throughout the year. This is a great place to live and raise a family.
Agriculture has been a staple industry in the area. Oil and natural gas production have significantly insulated the area from national economic challenges. Light manufacturing, aviation, rail, and tourism represent other growing industries. There is approximately two percent unemployment in the immediate area.
Small rural health care systems depend on their communities for strength. Share Medical Center serves some GREAT communities. We do things at Share Medical Center other rural providers only dream of because of our tremendous community support. Northwest Oklahoma is a region of the country like no other and we are proud to be part of that community.