Alpine, Texas

Alpine, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Alpine, Texas
settlement_type = City
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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in the state of Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Brewster
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Jerri Johnson
area_footnotes =
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area_total_km2 = 10.6
area_land_km2 = 10.6
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 4.1
area_land_sq_mi = 4.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
elevation_m = 1364
elevation_ft = 4475
latd = 30 |latm = 21 |lats = 39 |latNS = N
longd = 103 |longm = 39 |longs = 56 |longEW = W
population_as_of = 2000
population_note =
population_total = 5786
population_density_km2 = 546.9
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latitude =
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website = [ The City of Alpine]
postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 79830-79832
area_code = 432
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-02104GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
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Alpine is a city in Brewster County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,786 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Brewster CountyGR|6.


Colleges and universities

Alpine is home to the main campus of Sul Ross State University, named for Texas Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross.

K-12 schools

Alpine is served by Alpine Independent School District. Alpine students attend Alpine Elementary School, Alpine Middle School, and Alpine High School.


Prior to 1959, Alpine was the largest city in the largest county (by area) in the largest state of the Union.


Alpine is located at coor dms|30|21|39|N|103|39|56|W|city (30.360718, -103.665418)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,786 people, 2,429 households, and 1,435 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,416.5 people per square mile (547.5/km²). There were 2,852 housing units at an average density of 698.2/sq mi (269.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.19% White, 1.33% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 15.45% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.31% of the population.

There were 2,429 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,979, and the median income for a family was $31,658. Males had a median income of $27,720 versus $19,575 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,587. About 15.5% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.

Post Offices

*Alpine Post Office 103 N. 13th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830-9998
*Cpu Sul Ross Post Office 400 N Harrison Street, Alpine, Texas 79832-9991


Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport serves general aviation.

Amtrak operates the Alpine Station.

Greyhound Lines operates intercity bus service from the KCS Quick Stop. [" [ Alpine, Texas] ." "Greyhound Lines".]

In recent years, Alpine has served as an unofficial stop for bicyclists riding across the United States.


External links

* [ City of Alpine]
* [ Alpine Chamber of Commerce]
* [ Alpine Area Parks]

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