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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Alvin is a town in Texas with a population of 26,154. Alvin is in Brazoria County. Living in Alvin offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Alvin there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Alvin and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Alvin are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Alvin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,380.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    182.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Alvin

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,714
National
$55,322
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What I like about Alvin is my school. Nice teachers and fun friends who relate to me. But here are some flaws or changes that need to be changed. Police don't catch the ones who are breaking the law, jobs or communities overlook desperate applicants, and new buildings are being built over precious open fields due to over-population. Basically, it's turning into a city which it wasn't before.
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Great city with a great commute. Living arrangements near the college are very accessible and inexpensive. I would highly recommend visiting local antique shops and restaurants. 5/5 stars!
Alvin is a small town south of Houston. It's known as the home town of Nolan Ryan, Ron Carter Dealership, and Alvin Community College. If you like to go to the mall or the movies or any type of entertainment for that matter you'll have to drive 30 minutes to either Pearland or Webster to do so. Although it is where I grew up, I wouldn't recommend living here unless you like the simple, small town lifestyle. We have a Walmart Super Center so that's good! It is a developing town with a lot of mom and pop stores and restaurants. It will always be my home town and I'll never forget where I came from, but I would like to live in a more developed community.