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Welcome to Van Alstyne ...

The city of Van Alstyne is located

Van Alstyne is primarily located in Collin County<1>. A portion of Van Alstyne extends into Grayson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Van Alstyne has a population of 4,371 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Van Alstyne.

The community of Van Alstyne is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Van Alstyne: (903) & (430)<4>

The ZIP code for Van Alstyne: 75495<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Van Alstyne had an population of 4,371 people. This is an increase of 43.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 74.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Van Alstyne had a population of 3,046 people. This makes Van Alstyne the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Van Alstyne represents 0.01% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 451st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,046 people, the population of Van Alstyne increased 21.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,502 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Van Alstyne.

Communities Also Named Van Alstyne ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Van Alstyne: This one is located in Collin County and the other is located in Grayson County.

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

Communities near Van Alstyne ...

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

  • McKinney [Collin County]
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    • McKinney [Collin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Van Alstyne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208,272 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKinney<7>
  • Sherman [Grayson County]
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    • Sherman [Grayson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Van Alstyne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,136 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<7>
  • Prosper [Collin County]
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    • Prosper [Collin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Van Alstyne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prosper have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosper<7>
  • Celina [Collin County]
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    • Celina [Collin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Van Alstyne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,114 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Celina<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Anna [Collin County]
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      • Anna [Collin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Van Alstyne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anna<7>
    • Princeton [Collin County]
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      • Princeton [Collin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Van Alstyne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,699 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<7>
    • Melissa [Collin County]
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      • Melissa [Collin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Van Alstyne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,793 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melissa<7>
    • Fairview [Collin County]
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      • Fairview [Collin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Van Alstyne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<7>
    • Howe [Grayson County]
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      • Howe [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Van Alstyne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,390 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howe<7>
    • Leonard [Fannin County]
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      • Leonard [Fannin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Van Alstyne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,068 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonard have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonard<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 Van Alstyne. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Van Alstyne.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Van Alstyne. 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 Van Alstyne.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Van Alstyne. See our Newspapers Page for Van Alstyne.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Van Alstyne ...

Looking for more information about Van Alstyne? 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 Van Alstyne, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Van Alstyne.

Adding Van Alstyne to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Van Alstyne was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Mentions & References for Van Alstyne

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About Collin County

About Texas

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

The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.tx.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Collin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Van Alstyne.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Van Alstyne - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<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 city (such as Van Alstyne). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Van Alstyne 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Van Alstyne) 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 Van Alstyne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Van AlstyneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Van Alstyne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4234, Longitude: -96.5781    
<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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