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Welcome to Alvin ...

The city of Alvin is located in Brazoria County<1>.

The location of Alvin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alvin has a population of 26,723 people<3> (see below for details).

Alvin was established in 1893.

The community of Alvin is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area Codes for Alvin: (281)<5>, (713) and (832)

The ZIP codes for Alvin: 77511-77512<6>

Websites for Alvin ...

Official Website:   www.alvin.tx.citygovt.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.alvinmanvelchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alvin had an population of 26,723 people. This is an increase of 10.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alvin had a population of 24,236 people (which is 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 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 (with a count of 21,413 people).

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

Adding Alvin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Alvin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alvin elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alvin on a Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alvin on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Alvin ...

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

  • Pearland [Brazoria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearland
    • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 122,460 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearland<8>
  • League City [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for League City
    • League City [Galveston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,536 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on League City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for League City<8>
  • Missouri City [Fort Bend County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missouri City
    • Missouri City [Fort Bend County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 75,457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missouri City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missouri City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Missouri City<8>
  • Friendswood [Galveston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendswood
    • Friendswood [Galveston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Alvin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,290 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendswood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendswood<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dickinson [Galveston County]
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      • Dickinson [Galveston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<8>
    • Angleton [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angleton
      • Angleton [Brazoria County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angleton<8>
    • South Houston [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Houston
      • South Houston [Harris County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Houston<8>
    • La Marque [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Marque
      • La Marque [Galveston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Marque have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Marque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Marque<8>
    • Seabrook [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabrook
      • Seabrook [Harris County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seabrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seabrook<8>
    • Santa Fe [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Fe
      • Santa Fe [Galveston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Alvin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Fe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Fe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Fe<8>

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. Our list includes 6 papers. 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 ...

Communities in Texas

About Brazoria County

About Texas

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: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Brazoria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<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>Of the area codes for Alvin, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.
<6>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.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 for your convenience: 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: 29.3797, Longitude: -95.2821       In this case, the coordinates for Alvin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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