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Location of Manvel, Texas
|• City Council||Mayor Debra Davison |
Lorraine Hehn (Mayor Pro Tempore)
Dan Davis Jr.
|• City Manager||Kyle J. Jung|
|• Total||27.50 sq mi (71.22 km2)|
|• Land||27.45 sq mi (71.09 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)|
|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||461.64/sq mi (178.24/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|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.
Subdivisions within the City of Manvel consist of:
Rodeo Palms, Lakeland, Pomona, Meridianna, Del Bello Lakes, Blue Water Estates, Terra Estates, Yanni Palms, Fox Tail, Sedona Lakes.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, Manvel had a population of 3,046, 1,085 households, and 870 families 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.
Of the 1,085 households, 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 households were one person and 4.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.13.
The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $65,862 and the median family income 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.
The city government is governed by an elected body consisting of one Mayor and six Council-members. All seven of the elected individuals have a vote based on the rules of the city drafted in its charter. The City transitioned in 2011 from a General Law city to a Home Rule City. This led to the establishment of the City Charter, City Master Plans, and the current governance structure. The City of Manvel takes a strong City manager form of government which is different than the City of Houston which is a strong Mayor form of government.
Years of service for each Council Member are:
Mayor Debra Davison - 4 years
Council-member Position One Larry Akery - Current 3 years but has previous years of service
Council-member Position Two Lorraine Hehn - 6 years
Council-member Position Three Niccole Tyson - In her first year
Council-member Position Four Dan Davis - 2 years
Council-member Position Five Jason Albert - 4 years
Council-member Position Jerome Hudson - 5 years
City Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of every month and the Planning, Development, and Zoning Board meetings are held on the second and fourth meeting of every month. Other boards, commissions, and task-forces meet at various other dates throughout the month.
The City of Manvel has a current yearly general fund budget nearing $10 million, over 60 full-time employees, and the biggest department in the city being the Manvel Police Department. The current tax rate is .61 cents per $100 of valuation and there are more than 15 capital improvement projects being planned for.
City Staff Leadership consists of:
Kyle Jung - City Manager, Bobby Gervais - City Attorney, Tammy Bell - City Secretary, Dan Johnson - Assistant City Manager, Jessica Rodriguez - Director of Development Services, Chris Thomas - Director of Finance, Keith Traylor - Chief of Police, Judge Culling - Municipal Court Judge
The City Hall of Manvel is located at 20025 Morris Ave, Manvel, TX 77578
The Police Station of Manvel is located at 6615 Masters, Manvel, TX 77578
The Volunteer Fire Department of Manvel is located at 6211 Masters, Manvel, TX 77578
Primary and secondary schools
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 located in the neighboring city of Iowa Colony, 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 in the ACC taxation zone.
Manvel is also within 25 miles (40 km) 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.
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