|— City —|
|Nickname(s): The Real Town & Country|
|Motto: City On The Rise|
|• City Council||Mayor Delores Martin
Mayor Pro Tempore Melody Hanson
|• City Manager||Kyle J. Jung|
|• Total||23.3 sq mi (60.4 km2)|
|• Land||23.3 sq mi (60.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
|Population (2008 Estimate)|
|• Density||220/sq mi (84/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1340905|
Manvel is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. The current population is approximately 7,160 as of April 2008, a 235% growth over the 3,046 population recorded in the last official US Census in 2000.
Manvel is located at .(29.479200, -95.356299)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.3 square miles (60 km2), all of it land.
As of an April 2008 local government estimate, the population is around 7,160. The previous official census estimate census in 2000, listed the population as 3,046 people, 1,085 households, and 870 families residing in the city. The population density is now 220 people per square mile, an increase over 130.7 people per square mile (50.5/km²) in 2000. There were 1,148 housing units at an average density of 49.3 per square mile (19.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.7% White, 13.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 8.6% Asian, 8.9% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.6% of the population.
There were 1,085 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $65,862, and the median income for a family was $79,217. Males had a median income of $45,602 versus $28,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,751. About 1.3% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure 
Primary and secondary schools 
Public schools 
Students in Manvel attend schools in the Alvin Independent School District.
E.C. Mason Elementary School, Don Jeter Elementary School, Mary Marek Elementary School, Manvel Junior High School at Rodeo Palms and Manvel High School serve the city of Manvel. Manvel was served by Alvin High School (in the nearby city of Alvin) until fall 2006. With the passage of a local bond, several new schools, including an additional high school, will be constructed in coming years.
Colleges and universities 
Manvel is served by the Alvin Community College system, with limited evening and weekend courses being offered at Manvel High School during the Fall and Spring terms.
Manvel is also within commuting distance of several larger colleges including the University of Houston, Rice University, Texas A&M Galveston, University of St. Thomas, Houston Community College, Texas Southern University, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch and Houston Baptist University.
Public libraries 
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Records Management - Birth Records." Brazoria County Clerk. Retrieved on January 23, 2010.
- "Post Office Location - MANVEL." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
- "Manvel Library." Brazoria County Library System. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
- City of Manvel - Official Website
- Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce
- Manvel Police Department
- Manvel Economic Development
- Manvel Volunteer Fire Department
- Manvel, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online