Alvin, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    24,938
  • Population Density
    964 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    26 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    45 3.1
Alvin is a suburb in Texas with 24,938 residents. It has very low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have low education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.1 from 45 reviews
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    • 3
    Housing at Alvin: The housing in my neighborhood is average. You have your fancy subdivision, older subdivisions along with houses on plain streets. Not a lot of run down properties at all.
    • 4
    Housing at Alvin: They are building a lot more homes on the outskirts of town.
    • 3
    Community at Alvin: It's not terrible, but the town needs an update.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Alvin: I don't feel it's too unsafe, but I don't walk around town either.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Alvin: I didn't choose to live here permanently. My parents live here, and I have no money to live elsewhere.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Alvin-Pearland Township 186,952
Angleton Township 45,082
4.00 Hillcrest 776
2.33 Rosharon 1,940
3.66 Iowa Colony 1,399
3.66 Manvel 6,159
4.00 Brazosport Township 60,688
4.33 Pearland 97,427
4.33 Friendswood 37,001
4.33 League City 88,979
Stafford-Missouri City Township 140,833
Texas City-League City Township 227,262
3.66 Hitchcock 7,206
La Marque-Hitchcock Township 23,551
Galveston Township 49,504
Needville Township 12,299
Rosenberg-Richmond Township 92,128

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 77511 46,333
3.66 77583 31,353

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.66 Alvin Independent School District 25
3.00 Angleton Independent School District 12

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Manvel High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
3.66 Melba Passmore Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Alvin Primary School Public PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Hood-Case Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 R.L. Stevenson Primary School Public PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Walt Disney Elementary School Public 3-5 Elementary
3.66 Alvin Junior High School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Mark Twain Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Alvin Elementary School Public 3-5 Elementary
3.33 Angleton Junior High School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Danbury Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
3.66 Northside Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Danbury Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Frontier Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Southside Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Longfellow Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Westside Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Danbury High School Public 9-12 High
Lighthouse Learning Center Public, Alternative 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 Rancho Isabella Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Manvel Junior High School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Central Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Angleton High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 G.W. Harby Junior High School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Alvin High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Clear Lake Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Living Stones Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Houston Learning Academy Private 9-12 High
3.33 Brazosport Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Lutheran South Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Bay Area Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Montessori School of Downtown Silverlake Private, Montessori PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
St. Mary Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Helen Catholic School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
True Cross Catholic School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
The Galloway School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Silverline Montessori School Private, Montessori PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
Westminster Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-7 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Devereux School Texas - League City Campus Private, Special Education 8-12 Middle, High
Our Lady of Lourdes School Private, Religious PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Goudeau Accelerated Preparatory Academy Private, Religious PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
Pearland Heritage Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Rice University
University of Houston
University of St. Thomas - Texas
University of Houston - Clear Lake
Houston Baptist University
Texas A&M University - Galveston
University of Houston - Downtown
Texas Southern University
Houston Community College
San Jacinto College
University of Phoenix - Houston
Lee College
The Art Institute of Houston
Alvin Community College
College of the Mainland
Brazosport College
Texas Barber Colleges & Hairstyling Schools
Everest Institute - Bissonnet
Sanford-Brown College - Houston
College of Health Care Professions - Houston Northwest
Everest Institute - Hobby
Galveston College
Fortis College - Houston South
Pima Medical Institute - Houston
ITT Technical Institute - Houston West

Around Alvin

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Alvin, TX United States Texas Houston Metro Area
White 59.54% 63.25% 44.31% 39.07%
Hispanic 35.09% 16.62% 38.18% 35.65%
African American 3.90% 12.23% 11.56% 16.90%
Asian 0.59% 4.83% 4.04% 6.72%
Multiracial 0.52% 2.05% 1.46% 1.25%
Native American 0.36% 0.66% 0.25% 0.18%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.07% 0.05%
Other 0% 0.19% 0.13% 0.18%

Age

Alvin, TX United States Texas Houston Metro Area
9 years and under 14% 13% 15% 16%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 12% 12%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 16% 13% 14% 15%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 12% 14% 13% 14%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 11% 11%
65 and over 12% 13% 11% 9%

Education Levels

Alvin, TX United States Texas Houston Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 20% 14% 18% 19%
High school diploma or equivalent 28% 28% 25% 24%
Some college or associate degree 36% 29% 29% 28%
Bachelor's degree 12% 18% 18% 19%
Master's degree or higher 4% 11% 9% 10%

Gender

Alvin, TX United States Texas Houston Metro Area
Female 49.2% 50.8% 50.4% 50.2%
Male 50.8% 49.2% 49.6% 49.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Alvin, TX United States Texas Houston Metro Area
Own 58.1% 64.9% 62.7% 62.0%
Rent 41.9% 35.1% 37.3% 38.0%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Alvin, TX United States Texas Houston Metro Area
Assault 110.9 264.1 268.6 354.9
Murder 4.0 5.2 4.9 7.3
Rape 83.2 36.8 47.4
Robbery 67.3 135.0 138.5 321.2

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Alvin, TX United States Texas Houston Metro Area
Burglary 396.0 575.0 653.9 909.4
Larceny 2213.7 2114.0 2514.4 2964.2
Motor vehicle theft 150.5 257.3 289.3 477.7

Income

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Yes
  • 40% Not sure
  • 20% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 8 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 9 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 10 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 10 responses

  • 0% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 70% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 30% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Very accepting.
  • 60% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 20% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 11 responses

  • 27% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 73% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 0% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 8 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments