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Population in 2012: 24,905 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.3%
 

Males: 12,523  (50.3%)
Females: 12,382  (49.7%)

Median resident age:  31.9 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77511, 77515, 77534, 77541, 77577, 77578, 77583, 77584.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,636 (it was $38,576 in 2000)
Alvin:

$43,636
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,481

Alvin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $109,701 (it was $68,000 in 2000)
Alvin:

$109,701
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,235; Detached houses: $125,123; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,865; In 2-unit structures: $72,792; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,828; Mobile homes: $54,419; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $30,968

Median gross rent in 2012: $788.

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  • White alone - 14,988 (61.0%)
  • Hispanic - 8,054 (32.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,203 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 122 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 108 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 87 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alvin: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.3%), United States (10.0%), Irish (8.0%), English (7.1%), French (3.2%), Dutch (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 16.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,515 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Alvin:

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alvin city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

2,021 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia).

This city:  8.2%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 106 registered sex offenders living in Alvin, Texas as of December 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Alvin to the number of sex offenders is 235 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,632 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,843 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pasadena, TX (20.4 miles , pop. 141,674).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (26.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hillcrest, TX (1.7 miles ), Liverpool, TX (2.6 miles ), Manvel, TX (2.8 miles ), Iowa Colony, TX (3.1 miles ), Friendswood, TX (3.1 miles ), Santa Fe, TX (3.2 miles ), Pearland, TX (3.3 miles ), Rosharon, TX (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 40 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 1999: 45 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2001: 57 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2002: 51 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2004: 123 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2005: 151 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2006: 191 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2007: 122 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2008: 61 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2009: 62 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2011: 78 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $166,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 29.39 N, Longitude: 95.27 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Lil A-Town

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,190 (+4.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,938 (37.5%)

Area codes: 281, 832

Alvin household income distribution Alvin home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Alvin by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0100100122020
per 100,000 0.04.60.00.04.50.00.04.48.88.70.08.10.0
Rapes 4592112684551011
per 100,000 18.722.840.28.949.28.926.335.517.521.721.440.443.7
Robberies 2021241251214172314201213
per 100,000 93.595.9107.353.722.453.361.475.4100.760.885.548.551.7
Assaults 46565636483955383632203238
per 100,000 215.2255.7250.4161.0214.8173.3241.2168.6157.6139.185.5129.3151.1
Burglaries 141171159180197191182136163153174166149
per 100,000 659.5780.9710.9804.8881.6848.7798.3603.3713.4664.8743.6670.8592.6
Thefts 610703623722778612435546682492544551502
per 100,000 2853.33210.22785.53228.03481.52719.31908.02422.12985.12137.92324.92226.61996.4
Auto thefts 69736745524547334747264124
per 100,000 322.7333.3299.6201.2232.7199.9206.1146.4205.7204.2111.1165.795.4
Arson 8363715424252
per 100,000 37.413.726.813.431.34.421.917.78.817.48.520.28.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 283.8330.6312.4268.0331.1252.3246.5254.9290.9239.0222.9248.3218.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Alvin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 80 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Texas average:

1.95

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Alvin, Texas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +2,467 (+13.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Alvin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Alvin city center injured 16 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/12/1961, a category F4 tornado 30.1 miles away from the city center killed 8 people and injured 200 people.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brazoria County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Austin Miller - Film actor, George Layne - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Oct 9, 1978), Gary Keithley - Football player, Hunter Schmidt - College football player (Sam Houston St. Bearkats).

Main business address for: TEAM INC (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS REPAIR SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Alvin:

  • ALVIN DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 2625 S LOOP 35 STE 154)
  • HOUSE CALLS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 218 WEST COOMBS)
  • ALVIN MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, 301 MEDIC LANE)
  • HIGHLAND GROUP HOME (Hospital, 1304 HIGHLAND)
  • TOVREA (Hospital, 802 TOVREA)
  • ALVIN CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 416 NORTH SHIRLEY STREET)
  • COLUMBIA ALVIN MEDICAL HOS (Nursing Home, 301 MEDIC LANE)
  • LAUREL COURT (Nursing Home, 3830 MUSTANG ROAD)
  • WINCHESTER LODGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1112 SMITH DR)
  • WINCHESTER LODGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1112 SMITH DR)

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Airports and heliports located in Alvin:


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Amtrak stations near Alvin:

  • 19 miles: SOUTH HOUSTON (1546 COLLEGE) - Bus Station
  • 19 miles: LAMARQUE (725 OAK) - Bus Station

Local government website: www.alvin.tx.citygovt.org

College/University in Alvin:

  • Alvin Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,402; Location: 3110 Mustang Rd; Public; Website: www.alvincollege.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alvin:

  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (about 17 miles; Houston, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,228)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 21 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 9,689)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (about 23 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • University of Houston (about 24 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 26,385)
  • Texas Southern University (about 24 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Rice University (about 24 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,451)
  • Houston Community College (about 25 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 16,821)

Public high schools in Alvin:

Private high schools in Alvin:

  • LIVING STONES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 1407 VICTORY LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • TEXAS PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Students: 102; Location: 715 W ADOUE ST; Grades: 4 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Alvin:

See full list of schools located in Alvin, School District: ALVIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Notable locations in Alvin: Alvin Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A), Alvin Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Alvin Police Department (C), Alvin Museum (D), Alvin Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fairway Plaza Shopping Center (1), Highland Square Shopping Center (2), Meadow Park Shopping Center (3), Ready Center Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alvin include: Rice Church (A), South Park Church (B), The First Presbyterian Church of Alvin (C), Alvin Church of the Nazarene (D), Church of Christ (E), Saint John Baptist Church (F), Primera Iglesia Bautista Church (G), Kings Row Baptist Church (H), Bayou Drive Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Cox Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Willow Bayou (A), Dry Bayou (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Alvin include: Newman Park (1), Morgan Park (2), Alvin Memorial Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bayou Wildlife Park (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5050 Fm 517 Rd) (1), Alvin City - City Hall (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 216 West Sealy Street) (2), Alvin Action Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 309 West Sealy Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Alvin Motel (406 East Highway 6) (1), Comfort Inn (1535 South Loop 35) (2), Comfort Inn Alvin (1535 South Bypass 35) (3), Best Western Alvin Inn (1470 South 35 Bypass) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Alvin-City - Municipal Court (216 West Sealy Street) (1), Brazoria-County - Tax Assessor & Collector- Tax Sub-Office (6685 North Highway 35) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Brazoria County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Ozone  SO2 NO2 PM10 CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 23.6. This is better than average.
City:

23.6
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 9.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.97
U.S.:

11.39
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.04
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.19
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.9
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.195. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.195
U.S.:

0.334

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alvin and their reported violations in the past:

SAMS COUNTRY STORE (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One minor monitoring violation
RED OAK 102 CHEVRON (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - Between JAN-2000 and MAR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
KWIK E MART (Population served: 185, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
WEE MART (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2004), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-21-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-21-2004), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2004)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
COLUMBUS CLUB ASSOCIATION OF ALVIN (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SPIN IN MARKET 11 (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One minor monitoring violation
MONSANTO PARK CHOCOLATE BAYOU (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAR-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between NOV-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alvin that have no violations reported:

  • MALT N BURGER (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROZIS MINI MART 3 (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.3%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.6% for Black residents, 20.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.2% for American Indian residents, 7.9% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alvin, TX

People in group quarters in Alvin in 2010:

  • 15 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Alvin in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Alvin compared to Texas state average:

Alvin, Texas environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.


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Banks with most branches in Alvin (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Alvin Branch at 2900 South Gordon, branch established on 2003/02/20; Alvin Branch at 102 West Sealy, branch established on 1999/08/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • HomeTown Bank, National Association: Hometown Bank Of Alvin Branch at 1050 North Bypass 35, branch established on 2007/04/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $426.0 mil, Deposits: $384.5 mil, headquarters in Galveston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Moody Bancshares, Inc.
  • Texas First Bank: Alvin Branch at 2625 South Loop 35, branch established on 2010/01/01. Info updated 2011/05/16: Bank assets: $692.5 mil, Deposits: $616.8 mil, headquarters in Texas City, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Texas Independent Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Moody National Bank: Alvin Banking Center Branch at 1450 Fm 1462 Rd, branch established on 2007/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $856.2 mil, Deposits: $712.3 mil, headquarters in Galveston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Moody Bancshares, Inc.
  • Texas Advantage Community Bank, National Association: at 1701 Fairway Plaza, Suite 18, branch established on 2006/12/18. Info updated 2007/09/28: Bank assets: $81.6 mil, Deposits: $75.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Regions Bank: Alvin Branch at 221 South Gordon Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Alvin Wal-Mart Branch at 400 S. Bypass 35, branch established on 2001/05/16. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Compass Bank: Alvin Branch at 2432 S. Gordon, branch established on 1953/07/10. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • First National Bank of Alvin: First National Bank Of Alvin at State Hwy. 6 And State Hwy 35 Bypass, branch established on 1960/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $111.0 mil, Deposits: $90.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Coastal Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alvin, Texas:

  • Comfort Inn-alvin, 1535 Byp 35, Alvin, TX 77511 , Phone: (713) 738-2643
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 1588 South Loop 35, Alvin, TX 77511 , Phone: (281) 331-0335, Fax: (281) 585-3352
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 900 South Loop 35, Alvin, TX 77511 , Phone: (281) 968-7296, Fax: (281) 968-7296
  • La Quinta Inns And Suites, 880 S Loop 35, Alvin, TX 77511 , Phone: (281) 585-3900, Fax: (281) 585-3901
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alvin, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alvin travel time to work - commute


Alvin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alvin city (based on Brazoria County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.15%
Here53.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents37.6%34.1%9.4%2.8%2.7%
Congregations6.8%26.7%8.3%8.3%12.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.7%1.5%1.5%6.8%
Congregations4.4%2.9%2.4%2.9%24.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Brazoria County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 121
Brazoria County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
This county:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brazoria County:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Brazoria County:

29.1%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$20,843$41,6860$0
Other Government Administration 13$29,947$27,6430$0
Judicial and Legal 7$22,045$37,7910$0
Police Protection - Officers 46$197,172$51,4360$0
Police - Other 23$60,196$31,4070$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$100
Fire - Other 4$15,363$46,0890$0
Streets and Highways 15$38,428$30,7420$0
Welfare 2$5,475$32,8503$1,475
Health 26$44,338$20,4640$0
Solid Waste Management 8$24,998$37,4970$0
Sewerage 11$27,620$30,1310$0
Parks and Recreation 9$21,965$29,2871$2,232
Water Supply 5$11,316$27,1580$0
Other and Unallocable 35$121,338$41,6020$0
Totals for Government 210$641,044$36,6315$3,807

Alvin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,264,000 ($50.75)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,974,000 ($119.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,376,000 ($55.25)
    Sewerage: $1,189,000 ($47.74)
    General - Other: $1,121,000 ($45.01)
    Regular Highways: $1,040,000 ($41.76)
    General Public Buildings: $976,000 ($39.19)
    Financial Administration: $739,000 ($29.67)
    Water Utilities: $700,000 ($28.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $675,000 ($27.10)
    Central Staff Services: $632,000 ($25.38)
    Fire Protection: $537,000 ($21.56)
    Health Services - Other: $443,000 ($17.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $294,000 ($11.80)
    Libraries: $68,000 ($2.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $24,000 ($0.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $458,000 ($18.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $115,000 ($4.62)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($3.77)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($0.80)
    General Public Building: $3,000 ($0.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,560,000 ($183.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $879,000 ($35.29)

Alvin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,612,000 ($104.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,493,000 ($59.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $46,000 ($1.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $115,000 ($4.62)
    General Support: $4,000 ($0.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,095,000 ($43.97)
    Interest Earnings: $965,000 ($38.75)
    Rents: $25,000 ($1.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,377,000 ($95.44)
  • Tax - Property: $4,050,000 ($162.62)
    Total General Sales: $3,602,000 ($144.63)
    Public Utilities: $1,267,000 ($50.87)
    Other Selective Sales: $157,000 ($6.30)
    NEC: $143,000 ($5.74)

Alvin government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $13,546,000 ($543.91)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,516,000 ($261.63)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $725,000 ($29.11)
    Water Utilities: $325,000 ($13.05)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $12,816,000 ($514.60)
    Other, NEC: $6,626,000 ($266.05)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,055,000 ($42.36)
    Other, NEC: $615,000 ($24.69)

Alvin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,300,000 ($172.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,438,000 ($258.50)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $918,000 ($36.86)

9.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.61%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($288 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Harris County, TX  4.14% ($53,300 average AGI)
from Galveston County, TX  0.65% ($49,049)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.51% ($53,705)


7.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,642 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($528 average AGI)
Brazoria County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Harris County, TX  2.63% ($42,309 average AGI)
to Galveston County, TX  0.62% ($45,088)
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.40% ($49,282)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alvin:

  • KTEK (1110 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ALVIN, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KYST (920 AM; 5 kW; TEXAS CITY, TX; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KHCB (1400 AM; 1 kW; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KXYZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BLAYA INC.)
  • KPRC (950 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCOH (1430 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KCOH, INC.)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alvin:

  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOVE-FM (106.5 FM; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KACC (89.7 FM; ALVIN, TX; Owner: ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KRTS (92.1 FM; SEABROOK, TX; Owner: KRTS, INC.)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KPTY (104.9 FM; MISSOURI CITY, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLTN (102.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HBC HOUSTON LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KJIC (90.5 FM; SANTA FE, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alvin:

  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KAZH (Channel 57; BAYTOWN, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KVVV-LP (Channel 53; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • KVQT-LP (Channel 24; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: C. DOWEN JOHNSON)
  • K30CV (Channel 30; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Alvin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alvin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 273 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Alvin, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 270 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 209 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alvin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 71 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alvin)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED96$130,15630$99,97592$116,02318$19,1624$1,301,44012$52,9622$49,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$129,2963$79,64018$118,2072$29,5500$01$39,9000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$140,45312$75,35957$119,23627$20,7910$07$71,4609$36,403
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$142,2849$106,15628$143,3013$38,1870$04$168,8481$152,390
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$179,0903$53,2977$112,3692$15,1150$02$32,0551$53,740
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6606.00 , 6611.00, 6612.00, 6613.00, 6614.00, 6616.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$111,4043$185,483
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$139,8132$107,460
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$166,3700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$108,3250$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6606.00 , 6611.00, 6612.00, 6613.00, 6614.00, 6616.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 238
  • Hazardous Condition: 81
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Alvin


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alvin, TX

Most common first names in Alvin, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15770.7 years
James14270.5 years
Mary11976.8 years
William11672.3 years
Robert10970.0 years
George8573.0 years
Charles6569.6 years
Margaret5178.5 years
Ruth4977.3 years
Dorothy4773.7 years
Most common last names in Alvin, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7571.7 years
Williams5774.0 years
Miller3973.2 years
Jones3774.6 years
Garcia3773.0 years
Moore3577.2 years
Johnson3472.2 years
Brown3369.2 years
Martin3173.7 years
Wilson3074.4 years
Businesses in Alvin, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
CVS1Payless1
Church's Chicken1Penske1
Cricket Wireless4Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry2Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx4SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
H&R Block2Starbucks1
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Home Depot1T-Mobile2
Jack In The Box2Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
Knights Inn1UPS6
Kroger1Walmart1
La Quinta1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Alvin, TX

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  • Douglas Charles Ogrin (2)
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  • Christine Borgfeld (2)
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Total of 64 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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