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Alpine, Texas

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Welcome to Alpine ...

The city of Alpine is located in Big Bend Country (West Texas).

Alpine is located in Brewster County<1> and is the County Seat for Brewster County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alpine has a population of 5,969 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alpine.

The community of Alpine is 4,460 feet [1,359 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Alpine is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alpine lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alpine is within the boundaries of the (432) area code.

The ZIP codes for Alpine: 79830-79832<4>

Websites for Alpine ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alpine had an population of 5,969 people. This is an increase of 1.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alpine had a population of 5,905 people (or 63.96% of the total population of Brewster County). This makes Alpine the county's most populous community.

The population of Alpine represents 0.02% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 300th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,905 people, the population of Alpine increased 2.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,786 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alpine.

Communities Also Named Alpine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 43 communities that are also named Alpine - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (3), California (3), Colorado (2), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia (3), Washington and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alpine.

Communities near Alpine ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Alpine.

  • Paisano [San Patricio County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paisano
    • Paisano [San Patricio County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Alpine
  • Lenox [Brewster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
    • Lenox [Brewster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Alpine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenox have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
  • Fort Davis [Jeff Davis County]
  • Marfa [Presidio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marfa
    • Marfa [Presidio County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Alpine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marfa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marfa<7>
  • Marathon [Brewster County]
  • Toyahvale [Reeves County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpine. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alpine.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alpine. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alpine.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpine. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Alpine.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alpine ...

Looking for more information about Alpine? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alpine, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alpine.

Adding Alpine to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alpine in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alpine was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alpine

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alpine on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Brewster County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alpine:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Brewster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alpine.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alpine). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alpine or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Alpine includes: 79830, 79831 & 79832.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alpine) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alpine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlpineOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3636, Longitude: -103.6637    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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