The city of Alvin was incorporated in 1893 and encompasses the following counties: Brazoria. Alvin's government type is Council-Manager. It is comprised of the City Manager, who is currently Terry Lucas.
Alvin encompasses land area: 16.4 sq mi (42.6 km2), water area: 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2). The elevation is 43 ft (13 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 1,237.8/sq mi (476.9/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).
Zip codes in Alvin include 77511-77512. Local area codes are 281. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 48-02272, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at Alvin-TX.gov/.