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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alpine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alpine is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alpine who work in sales jobs (14.13%), management occupations (11.34%), and office and administrative support (9.92%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 31.88 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Alpine are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.64% of adults in Alpine have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Alpine in 2018 was $43,228, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,912 for a family of four. However, Alpine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alpine is a somewhat 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 11.92% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alpine include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Alpine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.