Alvin, Brazoria County, Texas

Alvin: City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States


Alvin is a city located in the county of Brazoria in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 24,236 and a population density of 365 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 27,140 inhabitants.

The city was created 130 years ago in 1892.

Alvin, Texas is a town located in the state of Texas. It is a small community that has a population of 26,592 people. The city is home to Alvin Community College and is located within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and Brazoria County.

The town was originally settled by German immigrants in 1833 and was named after one of its leaders, Carl Hilmar Callesen. The original name for the town was "Alvinville." It wasn't until 1837 when the name was changed to "Alvin" in honor of Alvin Adams, who had founded the town's first newspaper.

In 1892 Alvin College was opened but then closed in 1931 due to financial difficulties. In 1943 the college reopened as Alvin Junior College and became a part of the University of Houston system in 1968 before being renamed again as Alvin Community College in 1982.

In recent years Alvin has become one of Houston's most diverse neighborhoods with significant populations from India, Vietnam, China and Mexico along with other countries including France

Quick Facts about Alvin

Population : 27,140 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Brazoria County
Postal code : 77511–77512
Phone Area Codes : 281
Area : 66.4 km2
Altitude : 43 feet / 13 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1893 (130 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 17:14:15 (31st May 2023)
Density : 409 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 10.7% (2010-2020)
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Alvin is located at 29°25'26"N 95°14'39"W (29.4238500, -95.2441000).

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The population of Alvin increased by 10.7% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 24,236 - census
2011 24,647 1.67% estimation process
2012 24,885 0.96% estimation process
2013 24,997 0.45% estimation process
2014 25,400 1.59% estimation process
2015 25,656 1% estimation process
2016 26,068 1.58% estimation process
2017 26,310 0.92% estimation process
2018 26,639 1.24% estimation process
2019 26,723 0.31% estimation process
2020 27,140 1.54% estimation process

Alvin zip code is 77511. County name: Brazoria, County fips: 48039

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Schools in Alvin

College & universities near Alvin, TX

Code Name City ZIP
222567 Alvin Community College Alvin (TX) 77511-4898

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Alvin, TX

Code Name Address Type
HOG Houston, TX 2121 Main Street BUS
HOS Houston 902 Washington Ave. RAIL
GLS Galveston (Texas Eagle Bus), Texas 25th St. and Strand St. BUS
PVW Prairie View, TX 44814 US Highway 290 Business \r\n BUS

Post offices near Alvin

Post Office Name City ZIP
Alvin Post Office Alvin (TX) 77511

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Alvin , Wisconsin civil town in Forest County, Wisconsin with a population of 152 people.

Other cities in Brazoria County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Brazoria County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Pearland 123,562 City in the U.
Lake Jackson 27,063 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States
Angleton 19,521 City in Texas, USA
Manvel 13,867 City in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States of America
Freeport 12,126 City in Texas
Clute 11,724 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States
Richwood 4,015 City in West Virginia, United States
West Columbia 3,830 City in Texas, United States
Sweeny 3,618 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States
Brazoria 3,063 City in Texas, USA
Wild Peach Village 2,452 Census designated place
Jones Creek 2,062 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States of America
Iowa Colony 1,822 Village in the United States
Danbury 1,757 City in Texas
Brookside Village 1,582 City in Brazoria County, Texas, United States
Holiday Lakes 1,225 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Alvin distances to largest Texas cities