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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 25,811. Alvin is in Brazoria County. Living in Alvin offers residents a 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
$123,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$869
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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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
    52.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    313.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,291.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    226.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    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
$49,284
National
$55,322
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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.
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Alvin is an average small town that’s quiet and peaceful. Most of the people here know each other and it has a homie kind of feel. We have a couple of fast food places scattered around the town, which is convenient. For almost every holiday, Alvin decorates the town with lights or colorful colors, making me love this small town much more. There are various churches and some usually have annual festivals that are open to anyone of any religion, which brings the community closer together. The parks around here are nice and some have wildlife to enjoy watching. Alvin isn’t that crowded, depending on where you live. If you live in more open spaces, there’s deer and rabbits that sometimes roam around; nothing bad. Overall, Alvin is a comfortable town to live in, from my experience.
I moved here in 2008 when I got married to my husband. I think it's a nice small town and not too far from larger suburb communities where you could go for more shopping and options. My main reason for living in Alvin was to attend their community college for nursing school, because their program has a 95 percent pass rate and is a highly respected school. There isn't a lot of variety of restaurants, but Alvin has your basic fast food restaurants and grocery stores. I love that Aldi is right down the road from me because it's less expensive. There has also been an increase of clinics, increases access to healthcare and promoting the health of the community. Overall, I think Alvin is a nice town to live in.