Manvel is a city in Brazoria County, Texas with, as of the 2010 census, a population just over 5,000. Bordered by Iowa Colony (west), Pearland (north) and Alvin (east), Manvel is approximately 37 miles west of Galveston and 20 miles southeast of Sugar Land. Manvel is just about 20 miles from Houston.

In 2000, Manvel was 66% White, 14% African-American, 9% Asian and 16% Hispanic or Latino. 68% were married couples and 20% were non-families. The median income of a Manvel household was just under $66,000. Men had a median income of just under $46,000, while women had a median income of just over $28,000.

In terms of education, Manvel offers E.C. Mason Elementary School, Don Jeter Elementary School, Mary Marek Elementary School, Manvel Junior High School at Rodeo Palms and Manvel High School.

Manvel is also represented by the Alvin Community College system and is close the University of Houston, Rice University, Texas A&M Galveston, the University of St. Thomas, Houston Community College, Texas Southern University, Baylor and Houston Baptist University.

Manvel’s city council is currently comprised of Mayor Dolores Martin, Mayor Pro Tempore Melody Hansen, Larry Akery, John Cox, Lew Shuffler, Bob Long, Mack Ivey and Kyle J. Jung.

The Manvel Municipal Courthouse is located at 20025 TX-6 in Manvel, Texas, 77578.