Alvin

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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