Manvel, Texas

Coordinates: 29°28′45″N 95°21′23″W / 29.47917°N 95.35639°W / 29.47917; -95.35639
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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; -95.35639
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil-Manager[1]
 • City CouncilMayor Dan Davis
Keith Bonner
David Lands
Harry Opliger
Edward Burkley “Ed” Perry
Crystal Sarmiento
Jerome Hudson (Mayor Pro Tempore)
 • City ManagerDan Johnson
 • Total27.50 sq mi (71.22 km2)
 • Land27.45 sq mi (71.09 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
52 ft (16 m)
 • Total9,992
 • Density461.64/sq mi (178.24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code281
FIPS code48-46500[3]
GNIS feature ID1340905[4]

Manvel is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. As of July 2022, the population was 14,803,[5] up from 9,908 at the 2020 census.


The population increased from 9,908 to 14,803 from 2020 to 2022, and in November 2021 there were 12,000 lots in twelve housing complexes that were to be developed.[6]


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).[7] Iowa Colony is to the west, Pearland is to the north, and Alvin is to the east.

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.[5]

Subdivisions within the City of Manvel consist of Rodeo Palms, Lakeland, Pomona, New Port Lake Estates, Meridianna, Del Bello Lakes, Blue Water Estates, Terra Estates, Yanni Palms, Fox Tail, Sedona Lakes.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Manvel racial composition as of 2020[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 3,663 36.66%
Black or African American (NH) 2,661 26.63%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 15 0.15%
Asian (NH) 735 7.36%
Pacific Islander (NH) 5 0.05%
Some Other Race (NH) 36 0.36%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 352 3.52%
Hispanic or Latino 2,525 25.27%
Total 9,992

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,992 people, 3,881 households, and 2,954 families residing in the city.

As of the census of 2000,[3] Manvel had a population of 3,046, 1,085 households, and 870 families in the city. The population density was 130.7 inhabitants 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 (increased to $99,081 as of July 2022), 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.


Brazoria County operates the Manvel Substation in Manvel.[12]

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 from the City of Houston which is a strong Mayor form of government.

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 .57 cents per $100 of valuation and there are more than 15 capital improvement projects being planned for.

Rodeo Palms is a subdivision in Manvel


Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Manvel High School

Public schools[edit]

Students in Manvel attend schools in the Alvin Independent School District.[13]

Elementary schools in Manvel and serving Manvel include:[14]

  • E.C. Mason Elementary School
  • Don Jeter Elementary School
  • Meridiana Elementary School in Iowa Colony
  • Hood-Case Elementary School in Alvin
  • Bel Sanchez Elementary School in Rosharon
  • Pomona Elementary School

The following junior high schools serve Manvel: Manvel Junior High School, Rodeo Palms Junior High School, Caffey Junior High School, and Harby Junior High School (a small portion).[15] Most areas north of Texas State Highway 6 are zoned to Manvel High School in Manvel while areas south of Highway 6 are zoned to Iowa Colony High School in Iowa Colony.[16]

Manvel was served by Alvin High School (in the nearby city of Alvin),[17] until 2006, when Manvel High opened.[18] After Manvel High opened, the entire city was in the Manvel High zone.[19] Beginning in 2016 Shadow Creek High School in Shadow Creek Ranch, Pearland served a portion of Manvel,[20] but as of 2022 this is no longer the case.[16]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] Manvel is in the ACC taxation zone.[21]

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, Prairie View A&M University College Of Nursing, 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 Highway 6 is a part of the Brazoria County Library System.[22]

Transportation and Infrastructure[edit]

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.

Manvel has no mapped railways running through it or within it.

Air travel in Manvel is convenient to access. General aviation can be utilized at the nearby Houston Southwest Airport along state highway 6, and Houston Hobby International Airport is rather close to the city, with a driving distance of about 17 miles on the quickest route. The larger but farther George Bush Intercontinental Airport is also accessible by utilizing state highway 288 and Interstate 69, and driving distance on such route is around 43 miles from the center of Manvel.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Municode Library".
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Manvel city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  6. ^ DeLapp, John (November 30, 2021). "Houston suburb set to explode in growth with 12 new developments, 12,000 lots in the works". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  10. ^ [not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  12. ^ "Records Management - Birth Records Archived 2004-06-05 at" Brazoria County Clerk. Retrieved on January 23, 2010.
  13. ^ "City Limits of Manvel" (PDF). Brazoria County Appraisal District. Retrieved July 19, 2022. - Compare to Alvin ISD boundary maps
  14. ^ "Elementary 2020-21 Attendance Zones" (PDF). Alvin Independent School District. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  15. ^ "Junior High 2021-22 Attendance Zones" (PDF). Alvin Independent School District. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  16. ^ a b "High 2022-23 Attendance Zones" (PDF). Alvin Independent School District. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  17. ^ Summa, Andy (April 15, 2004). "Construction slated to start on Manvel High". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 19, 2022. - Since Manvel High was Alvin ISD's second high school, Alvin High would have been the only one before 2006.
  18. ^ Evans, Thayer (May 25, 2009). "Manvel High set to graduate its first-ever class". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved January 1, 2017. [...]since it first opened in August 2006 to freshmen and sophomore, [sic][...]
  19. ^ "High School Map Update" (PDF). Alvin Independent School District. Retrieved July 19, 2022. - This page identifies it as a 2012-2013 map - Alternate URL - As two high school zones are represented, this would be before Shadow Creek High School opened. Compare to the 2000 U.S. Census maps: Index, pages 1, 2, 3, and 4.
  20. ^ "High School Boundaries 2015-16" (PDF). Alvin Independent School District. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 18, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2022. - This page states the new map was effective fall 2016 - Compare to maps of Manvel from the 2010 U.S. Census: Index map and pages 1 and 3.
  21. ^ "Alvin Community College Taxation Boundary Layer" (PDF). Brazoria County Appraisal District. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  22. ^ "Manvel Library." Brazoria County Library System. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[10][11]

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