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Alpine, Texas

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The location of Alpine

Welcome to Alpine ...

The city of Alpine is located in Brewster County and is the County Seat for Brewster County.

The location of Alpine has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alpine has a population of 6,065 people<2> (see below for details).

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 lies within the (432) area code.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alpine had a population of 5,905 people (which is 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 total 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 (which had a count of 5,786 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alpine had an population of 6,065 people. This is an increase of 2.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.82% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alpine ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alpine and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Balmorhea   [Map]   550   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Davis   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marathon   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Marfa   [Map]   1,772   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Paisano - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Plata - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpine. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpine. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alpine:

Websites for Alpine ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Brewster County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alpine:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alpine.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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.

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<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 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 Alpine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3639, Longitude: -103.6651     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alpine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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