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Overview

Introduction to Alvin, Texas

Alvin, Texas, in Brazoria county, is 18 miles S of Pasadena, Texas and 24 miles S of Houston, Texas. The people of the city are in the Brazoria metropolitan area.

Alvin History

The area now known as Alvin was first settled in the mid 1800s. At this time, bull ranches were set up in the region. With the construction of the Santa Fe Railroad, settlements were established around it. The town was incorporated in the year 1893. During World War II, German POWs were held near this community. Alvin is the oldest incorporated communities in Brazoria county.

Alvin and nearby Attractions

  • Brazoria County Museum
  • Space Center Houston
  • Nolan Ryan Center
  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • Bayou Wildlife Park
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center

Things To Do In Alvin

While in Alvin, one can visit the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, the Brazoria County Museum, the San Jacinto Monument and Museum and the Space Center Houston. The Nolan Ryan Center showcases exhibits featuring photos, videos and a hall of records. The Armand Bayou Nature Center, Galveston Island State Park and Hermann Park are among the other popular tourist destinations near the city of Alvin.

Alvin Transportation

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is nearby.

Alvin Higher Education

Alvin Community College is the local institution of higher education. San Jacinto College-South Campus, the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the San Jacinto College-Central Campus are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,500
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+11,436
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married48.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$32,339
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,783
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,845

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,020
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23%
Median Gross Rent$797
Median House Value$113,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.7%
German15%
Irish7.8%
English3.9%
French Except Basque2.3%
Italian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Polish1%
Arab1%
Lebanese1%
Czech0.9%
Swiss0.5%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Alvin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brazoria County
Standard Zip Codes77511
P.O. Box Zip Codes77512
Phone Area Codes281,832, 713
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.43
Approximate Longitude-95.24

Alvin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationALVIN
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp60 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches
StationTHOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Friendswood38,272$116,496
League City94,976$110,237
Liverpool431$59,583
Manvel7,402$88,477
Pearland106,238$107,468
Santa Fe12,839$82,386

Alvin Public Schools

Alvin El
1910 Rosharon Rd
ZIP: 77511
(281) 585-2511
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Alvin H S
802 S Johnson St
ZIP: 77511
(281) 245-3000
Other
Total Enrollment 2573
Alvin J H
2300 W S St
ZIP: 77511
(281) 245-2770
Middle
Total Enrollment 743
Alvin Pri
2200 W Park
ZIP: 77511
(281) 585-2531
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Assets
605 W House St
ZIP: 77511
(281) 331-1690
High
Total Enrollment 210
Brazoria Co J J A E P
301 E House St
ZIP: 77511
(281) 388-1130
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Fairview J H
2600 Cr 190
ZIP: 77511
(281) 245-3100
Middle
Total Enrollment 905
G W Harby J H
1500 Hts Rd
ZIP: 77511
(281) 585-6626
Middle
Total Enrollment 710
Hood-case El
1450 Hts Rd
ZIP: 77511
(281) 585-5786
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Longfellow El
610 E Clemens St
ZIP: 77511
(281) 585-3397
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Mark Twain El
345 Kendall Crest Dr
ZIP: 77511
(281) 585-5318
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Melba Passmore El
600 E Kost Rd
ZIP: 77511
(281) 331-6696
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
R L Stevenson Pri
4715 Mustang Rd
ZIP: 77511
(281) 585-3349
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Savannah Lakes El
301 E House St
ZIP: 77511
(281) 245-3214
Primary
Total Enrollment 880
Walt Disney El
5000 Mustang Rd
ZIP: 77511
(281) 585-6234
Primary
Total Enrollment 549

Alvin Private Schools

Living Stones Christian School
1407 Victory Ln
ZIP: 77511
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 147
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