Alva, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Alva, Florida - Basic Facts

The Alva Census Designated Place had a population of 2,811 as of July 1, 2016. Alva ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alva is located at latitude 26.7215 and longitude -81.6243 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Alva Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Alva Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402642) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Alva Census Designated Place is located within Fort Myers Shores CCD of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alva population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Alva Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map



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Alva, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,811
Population in Households 2,811
Population in Familes 2,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 161
Diversity Index2 23
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,124
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 816
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 942 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 284 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $264,286
Average Home Value $376,668
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,935
Average Household Income $80,782
Per Capita Income $32,458
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 1.95%
Households 1.22% 1.87%
Families 0.83% 1.82%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alva, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alva to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 592 36th
Population Density1 # 849 8th
Diversity Index2 # 745 19th
Median Household Income # 209 77th
Per Capita Income # 243 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.