Alvin, TX

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Population

25,811

1.22% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Median Age

33.6


Median Household Income

$49,284

7.26% growth

Number of Employees

11,895

2.45% growth

Median Property Value

$123,400

8.44% growth

About

In 2017, Alvin, TX had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $49,284. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alvin, TX grew from 25,500 to 25,811, a 1.22% increase and its median household income grew from $45,949 to $49,284, a 7.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alvin, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.3%), White (Hispanic) (33.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.22%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%). N/A% of the people in Alvin, TX speak a non-English language, and 94% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alvin, TX are Alvin Community College (1,278 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Alvin, TX is $123,400, and the homeownership rate is 60.8%. Most people in Alvin, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Alvin, TX is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Alvin, TX employs 11.9k people. The largest industries in Alvin, TX are Manufacturing (1,446 people), Construction (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,341 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,345), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,979), and Transportation & Warehousing ($52,371).

Median household income in Alvin, TX is $49,284. Males in Alvin, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Alvin, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,284

2017 value

± $3,049

7.26%

1 Year Growth

± 9.19%

Households in Alvin, TX have a median annual income of $49,284, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,949 in 2016, which represents a 7.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alvin, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 6602

  2. Census Tract 6610

  3. Census Tract 6615.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alvin, TX was Census Tract 6602 with a value of $90,917, followed by Census Tract 6610 and Census Tract 6615.02, with respective values of $76,667 and $70,329.

The following map shows all of the places in Alvin, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alvin, TX (3.99k out of 25.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,583 ± 489

  2. Hispanic

    1,996 ± 413

  3. Black

    198 ± 139

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alvin, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.9k

2017 Value

± 851

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alvin, TX grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 11.6k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alvin, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,860 people), Management Occupations (1,152 people), and Production Occupations (1,091 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alvin, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alvin, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,860 people), Management Occupations (1,152 people), and Production Occupations (1,091 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alvin, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.84 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.73 times), and Production Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alvin, TX, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($153,075), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,011), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($67,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.9k

2017 Value

± 851

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alvin, TX grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 11.6k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alvin, TX, are Manufacturing (1,446 people), Construction (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,341 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alvin, TX, though some of these residents may live in Alvin, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Alvin, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,446 people), Construction (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alvin, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.41 times higher than expected), Construction (1.89 times), and Utilities (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alvin, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,345), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,979), and Transportation & Warehousing ($52,371).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.4% of the population of Alvin, TX has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.745% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Alvin, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Alvin, TX see 1532 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (1565 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1915 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1771 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,532 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Brazoria County, TX see an average of 1,532 patients per year. This represents a 2.11% decrease from the previous year (1,565 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brazoria County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.6%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

13.5%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

0.745%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alvin, TX grew by 0.495% from 19.5% to 19.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alvin, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Alvin, TX is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.89% of Alvin, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.55k people).

In 2017, there were 1.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.3k people) in Alvin, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.64k White (Hispanic) and 602 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alvin, TX was 33.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Alvin, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Alvin, TX residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.55k people

10.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.76k people

As of 2017, 9.89% of Alvin, TX residents (2.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alvin, TX was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

94%

2017 Citizenship

93.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94% of Alvin, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alvin, TX was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alvin, TX

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    15.3k ± 979

  2. White (Hispanic)

    8.64k ± 966

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    602 ± 252

In 2017, there were 1.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.3k people) in Alvin, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.64k White (Hispanic) and 602 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Alvin, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    507 ± 129

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    249 ± 132

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    131 ± 68

Alvin, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Alvin, TX awarded 1,278 degrees. The student population of Alvin, TX is skewed towards women, with 2,516 male students and 3,269 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alvin, TX are White (683 and 53.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (342 and 27%), Black or African American (155 and 12.2%), and Asian (61 and 4.82%).

The largest universities in Alvin, TX by number of degrees awarded are Alvin Community College (1,278 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alvin, TX are General Studies (399 and 31.2%), Chemical Technology (140 and 11%), and Registered Nursing (68 and 5.32%).

The median tuition costs in Alvin, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 399 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Alvin, TX was General Studies with 399 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Alvin, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,278 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Alvin, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alvin Community College with 1,278 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

628

Degrees Awarded to Men

650

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 628 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alvin, TX, which is 0.966 times less than the 650 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    683 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    342 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    155 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Alvin, TX were to White students. These 683 degrees mean that there were 2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 342 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alvin, TX was $123,400 in 2017, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,800 to $123,400, a 8.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Alvin, TX is 60.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alvin, TX have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alvin, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$123,400

2017 Median

± $7,936

$113,800

2016 Median

± $6,900

In 2017, the median property value in Alvin, TX grew to to $123,400 from the previous year's value of $113,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alvin, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alvin, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$49,284

Median Household Income

± $3,049

9.17k

Number of Households

± 678

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.17k households in Alvin, TX grew to $49,284 from the previous year's value of $45,949.

The following chart displays the households in Alvin, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alvin, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alvin, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60.8%

2017 Homeownership

58.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.8% of the housing units in Alvin, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alvin, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alvin, TX have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Alvin, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alvin, TX was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Worked At Home (2.76%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alvin, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alvin, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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