Alpine is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 5,952 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alpine is the 322nd largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities 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 city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alpine who work in teaching (13.44%), office and administrative support (11.96%), and management occupations (11.50%).
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Alpine spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.80 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Alpine does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Alpine are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.34% of adults in Alpine have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Alpine in 2010 was $26,489, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,956 for a family of four. However, Alpine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alpine is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alpine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Alpine, accounting for 51.97% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Alpine residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alpine include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Alpine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.