Manvel is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 5,179, up from 3,046 at the 2000 census. Manvel is located in northern Brazoria County at 29°28′45″N 95°21′23″W (29.479200, -95.356299). 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.
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.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.
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