Alpine, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alpine, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Alpine had a population of 6,208 as of July 1, 2016. Alpine ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alpine is located at latitude 30.3639 and longitude -103.6645 in Brewster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alpine (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brewster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 4,475 feet.

The City of Alpine (GNIS ID: 2409685) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alpine is located within Alpine Division of Brewster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alpine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alpine: Murphyville, Osborne.

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Alpine, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,208
Population in Households 6,169
Population in Familes 4,541
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 1,293
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 2,778
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,512
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,497 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,281 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 427 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $131,426
Average Home Value $174,633


Median Household Income $39,896
Average Household Income $54,282
Per Capita Income $24,228
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.19%
Households 0.52% 0.12%
Families 0.74% 0.01%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alpine, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpine to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 351 80th
Population Density1 # 546 69th
Diversity Index2 # 444 75th
Median Household Income # 1113 36th
Per Capita Income # 734 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.