Manvel, Texas

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Manvel, Texas
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Location of Manvel, Texas
Location of Manvel, Texas
Coordinates: 29°28′45″N 95°21′23″W / 29.47917°N 95.35639°W / 29.47917; -95.35639Coordinates: 29°28′45″N 95°21′23″W / 29.47917°N 95.35639°W / 29.47917; -95.35639
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil-Manager[1]
 • City CouncilMayor Debra Davison
Larry Akrey
Lorraine Hehn (Mayor Pro Tempore)
Brian Wilmer
Dan Davis Jr.
Jason Albert
Jerome Hudson
 • City ManagerKyle J. Jung
 • Total23.6 sq mi (61.0 km2)
 • Land23.5 sq mi (60.9 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
52 ft (16 m)
 • Total5,179
 • Density220/sq mi (85.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)281
FIPS code48-46500[2]
GNIS feature ID1340905[3]

Manvel is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 5,179,[4] up from 3,046 at the 2000 census.


Manvel is located in northern Brazoria County at 29°28′45″N 95°21′23″W / 29.47917°N 95.35639°W / 29.47917; -95.35639 (29.479200, -95.356299).[5] 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.

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.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201811,535[6]122.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census of 2000,[2] 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[edit]

Brazoria County operates the Manvel Substation in Manvel.[8]

The United States Postal Service Manvel Post Office is located at 6925 Masters Road.[9]


Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Students in Manvel attend schools in the Alvin Independent School District.

E.C. Mason Elementary School, Don Jeter Elementary School, Dr. James "Red" Duke Elementary School, Mary Marek Elementary School, Manvel Junior High School, Rodeo Palms Junior High School, Manvel High School and Shadow Creek High School serve the city of Manvel. Manvel was served by Alvin High School (in the nearby city of Alvin) until spring 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[edit]

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 25 miles to 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 at Houston School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch and Houston Baptist University.

Public libraries[edit]

The Manvel Library at 20514B Hwy 6 is a part of the Brazoria County Library System.[10]


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  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Manvel city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Records Management - Birth Records Archived 2004-06-05 at" Brazoria County Clerk. Retrieved on January 23, 2010.
  9. ^ "Post Office Location - MANVEL." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  10. ^ "Manvel Library." Brazoria County Library System. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.

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