Alvin, city (1990 pop. 19,220), Brazoria co., S Tex.; inc. 1893. The city is chiefly residential but is near an agricultural area where rice, cotton, soybeans, and pecans are raised. Industries include oil and natural gas; rice milling; and the manufacture of concrete, fabricated metal products, and electronic equipment.

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