Alpine, CA
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Alpine is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 14,783 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alpine is the 360th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Alpine are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Alpine is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Alpine is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alpine who work in management occupations (14.52%), office and administrative support (13.88%), and sales jobs (11.70%).

Also of interest is that Alpine has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.46% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Alpine is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alpine, the average commute to work is 32.00 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Alpine who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.08% of adults in Alpine have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Alpine in 2010 was $35,753, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,012 for a family of four. However, Alpine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Alpine is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Alpine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alpine residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Alpine also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.53% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alpine include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Alpine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Armenian.

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