Alva, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alva, Florida - Basic Facts

The Alva Census Designated Place had a population of 2,987 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Alva, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,987
Daytime Population: Workers 612
Daytime Population: Residents 1,740
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,352
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 2,986
Population in Familes 2,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 171
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $61,687
Average Household Income $84,898
Per Capita Income $34,157


Total Housing Units 1,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,002 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $263,298
Average Home Value $367,864


Total Households 1,194
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 869
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.98% 2.38%
Households 1.9% 2.32%
Families 1.59% 2.27%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2017 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 # 583 37th
Population Density # 846 8th
Diversity Index # 746 19th
Median Household Income # 212 77th
Per Capita Income # 243 74th

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