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Alvin is a city in Brazoria County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.

The community was named after Alvin Morgan, founder
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Texas named Alvin. For links to other places called Alvin, TX, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Alvin is 29.423N. The longitude is -95.243W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,978.


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Median household income
Local
$38,576
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alvin demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Morgan
German POWs were interred near this community during World War II
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 50. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Nolan Ryan, baseball player
Nearby parks & recreation: Bayou Wildlife Park
Alvin attractions: Alvin Opry
Historic sites and museums: Nolan Ryan Center
Colleges and universities: Alvin Community College

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Alvin residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alvin ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alvin was $17,016, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Alvin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Alvin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $465.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $926.


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Libraries in Alvin include Alvin Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Alvin include KFTH.

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Brazoria County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alvin political report.

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The average commute time for Alvin workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alvin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Alvin include Days Inn Alvin.

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