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Van Alstyne is a city in Grayson County, in the Sherman-Denison metro area.

The community was named either for Marie Van Alstyne, railroad stock holder, or for William A. Van Alstyne, a civil engineer with the railroad

The latitude of Van Alstyne is 33.421N. The longitude is -96.576W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 784 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,502.


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Median household income
Local
$39,375
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Van Alstyne demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Van Alstyne Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of Van Alstyne residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Van Alstyne ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Van Alstyne was $17,024, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Van Alstyne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Van Alstyne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $896.


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Libraries in Van Alstyne include Van Alstyne Public Library ... View libraries

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Grayson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Van Alstyne political report.

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The average commute time for Van Alstyne workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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