Alvin is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 25,791 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Alvin is the 114th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alvin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alvin is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alvin who work in office and administrative support (16.51%), food service (7.67%), and sales jobs (7.61%).
In Alvin, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Alvin is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Alvin are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.79% of adults in Alvin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Alvin in 2010 was $21,520, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,080 for a family of four. However, Alvin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alvin is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alvin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alvin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Alvin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.98% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alvin include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Alvin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.