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Welcome to Alvin (aka 'Alvan village') ...

The village of Alvin is located in Vermilion County<1>.

The pronunciation of Alvin: AL-vin<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alvin has a population of 249 people<3> (see below for details).

Alvin is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

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 (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Alvin: 61811<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alvin had an population of 249 people. This is a decrease of 7.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.2% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 316 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Alvin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alvin.

  • Danville [Vermilion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Vermilion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<7>
  • Hoopeston [Vermilion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoopeston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoopeston
    • Hoopeston [Vermilion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,009 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoopeston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoopeston<7>
  • Attica [Fountain County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attica have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
    • Attica [Fountain County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,241 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<7>
  • Westville [Vermilion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westville
    • Westville [Vermilion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tilton [Vermilion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tilton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilton
      • Tilton [Vermilion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,686 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tilton<7>
    • Covington [Fountain County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Fountain County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<7>
    • Catlin [Vermilion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catlin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catlin
      • Catlin [Vermilion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,926 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catlin<7>
    • Williamsport [Warren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsport
      • Williamsport [Warren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<7>
    • Oakwood [Vermilion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
      • Oakwood [Vermilion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<7>
    • Rossville [Vermilion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
      • Rossville [Vermilion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rossville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alvin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alvin.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alvin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alvin. See our Newspapers 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.

The official website for Vermilion County: www.co.vermilion.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Vermilion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alvin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alvin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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