Alpine, UT
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Alpine is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 10,235 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Alpine is the 52nd largest community in Utah.

Alpine home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Alpine real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Alpine is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alpine is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alpine who work in management occupations (17.11%), sales jobs (12.73%), and office and administrative support (11.28%).

Of important note, Alpine is also a city of artists. Alpine has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Alpine’s character.

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: 10.69% 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.

Because of many things, Alpine is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Alpine really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Alpine perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Alpine is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.55% of adults in Alpine have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Alpine in 2010 was $34,465, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,860 for a family of four. However, Alpine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Alpine include German, Scottish, Danish, and Swedish.

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

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