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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Van Alstyne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grayson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Sherman-Denison area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75459 ZIP code.
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.
17% of Van Alstyne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Van Alstyne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $896.
Libraries in Van Alstyne include Van Alstyne Public Library ... View libraries
Grayson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Van Alstyne political report.
The average commute time for Van Alstyne workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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