Alpine is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 10,361 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 86.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alpine is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alpine who work in management occupations (18.43%), sales jobs (13.06%), and office and administrative support (11.15%).
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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Alpine telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.65% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Even though Alpine is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Alpine are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.28% of adults in Alpine have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Alpine in 2010 was $34,907, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,628 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 Irish.
The most common language spoken in Alpine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.