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Welcome to Alvin ...

The city of Alvin is located in Brazoria County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alvin has a population of 26,164 people<1> (see below for details).

Alvin was established in 1893.

The community of Alvin is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Alvin: (281)<3>, (713) & (832).

The ZIP codes for Alvin: 77511-77512<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alvin had a population of 24,236 people (or 7.74% of the total population of Brazoria County). This makes Alvin the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Alvin represents 0.1% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,236 people, the population of Alvin increased 13.18% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 21,413 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alvin had an population of 26,164 people. This is an increase of 7.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.19% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alvin ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alvin and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2016
Angleton   [Map]   19,491   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dickinson   [Map]   20,074   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Friendswood   [Map]   39,396   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
La Marque   [Map]   16,457   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
League City   [Map]   102,010   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Missouri City   [Map]   74,561   NW   19 miles [30.6 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), Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alvin. We make it easy to see an overhead 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. Our list includes 6 papers.

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

Websites for Alvin ...

Official Website:   www.alvin.tx.citygovt.org/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.alvinmanvelchamber.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alvin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alvin.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alvin. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alvin: www.alvin.tx.citygovt.org/

The official website for Brazoria County: www.brazoria-county.com/

The official website for State of Texas: www.texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Of the area codes for Alvin, area code (281, 832) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Alvin.

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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 city (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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Alvin includes: 77511 & 77512.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Alvin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.3797, Longitude: -95.2821     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alvin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alvin.