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Alvin, Illinois

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Welcome to Alvin ...

The village of Alvin is located in Vermilion County.

The pronunciation of Alvin: AL-vin<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alvin has a population of 259 people<2> (see below for details).

Alvin is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alvin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Alvin (for example, toward West Lebanon (IN)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Alvin is within the boundaries of the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Alvin: 61811<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alvin had a population of 270 people. This makes Alvin the county's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 270 people, the population of Alvin decreased 14.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 316 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alvin had an population of 259 people. This is a decrease of 4.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.04% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alvin.

Communities near Alvin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Catlin   [Map]   1,968   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Danville   [Map]   31,424   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hoopeston   [Map]   5,112   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oakwood   [Map]   1,532   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rossville   [Map]   1,257   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tilton   [Map]   2,584   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alvin.

Communities Also Named Alvin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Alvin - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alvin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alvin. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alvin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alvin.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alvin:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alvin ...

Looking for more information about Alvin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alvin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alvin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Vermilion County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alvin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alvin. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alvin.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alvin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Alvin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alvin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alvin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alvin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alvin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3097, Longitude: -87.6062     [Map].

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