Alvin, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alvin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Alvin had a population of 26,933 as of July 1, 2016. Alvin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alvin is located at latitude 29.4272 and longitude -95.2254 in Brazoria County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alvin (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.29 sq. miles and a water area of 1.35 sq. miles. Brazoria County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Alvin (GNIS ID: 2409692) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alvin is located within Alvin-Pearland Division of Brazoria County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alvin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Alvin, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,933
Population in Households 26,897
Population in Familes 22,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 1,109
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 9,671
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 6,880
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,714 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,483 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,187 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,043 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $119,860
Average Home Value $144,566


Median Household Income $47,560
Average Household Income $62,845
Per Capita Income $22,298
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.7% 1.79%
Households 1.63% 1.73%
Families 1.8% 1.66%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alvin, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alvin to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 115 93rd
Population Density1 # 643 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 291 83rd
Median Household Income # 734 58th
Per Capita Income # 898 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.