|Nickname(s): The Real Town & Country|
|Motto: City on the Rise|
Location of Manvel, Texas
|• City Council||Mayor Delores Martin
Mayor Pro Tempore Melody Hanson
|• City Manager||Kyle J. Jung|
|• Total||23.6 sq mi (61.0 km2)|
|• Land||23.5 sq mi (60.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
|• Density||220/sq mi (85.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1340905|
Manvel is located in northern Brazoria County at  Iowa Colony is to the west, Pearland is to the north, and Alvin is to the east. Texas State Highway 6 passes through the community, leading 7 miles (11 km) east to Alvin, 37 miles (60 km) east to Galveston, and 20 miles (32 km) northwest to Sugar Land. Texas State Highway 288, a four-lane freeway, runs through the northwest part of Manvel, leading north 20 miles (32 km) to downtown Houston and south 23 miles (37 km) to Angleton, the Brazoria County seat.(29.479200, -95.356299).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.6 square miles (61.0 km2), of which 23.5 square miles (60.9 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.12%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, Manvel had a population of 3,046, 1,085 households, and 870 families residing in the city. The population density was 130.7 people per square mile (50.5/km²). 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
Brazoria County operates the Manvel Substation in Manvel.
Primary and secondary 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.
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