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Alpine, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Alpine had a population of 6,114 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alpine: Murphyville, Osborne.

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Alpine, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,114
Daytime Population: Workers 3,027
Daytime Population: Residents 3,191
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,218
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 6,074
Population in Familes 4,467
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 1,273
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $41,506
Average Household Income $58,095
Per Capita Income $26,214


Total Housing Units 3,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,498 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,266 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 441 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $137,533
Average Home Value $174,366


Total Households 2,764
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,505
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% -0.16%
Households 0.38% -0.12%
Families 0.57% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 2017 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 # 354 80th
Population Density # 566 68th
Diversity Index # 451 74th
Median Household Income # 1109 37th
Per Capita Income # 651 63rd

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