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Alvin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Alvin had a population of 27,714 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Alvin, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,714
Daytime Population: Workers 11,251
Daytime Population: Residents 15,970
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,221
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 27,678
Population in Familes 23,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 1,141
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $50,252
Average Household Income $65,769
Per Capita Income $23,314


Total Housing Units 10,903 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,665 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,277 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 961 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $127,576
Average Home Value $157,339


Total Households 9,942
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 7,074
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.87% 1.87%
Households 1.79% 1.82%
Families 1.94% 1.76%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 2017 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 Density # 627 64th
Diversity Index # 295 83rd
Median Household Income # 728 58th
Per Capita Income # 901 49th

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