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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.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alpine, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

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

The community of Alpine is 4,460 feet [1,359 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude 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

The telephone area code for Alpine: (432)

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 (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 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 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 5 communities that are near Alpine.

  • Paisano ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Paisano is located in San Patricio County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paisano
  • Lenox
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenox have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lenox is located in Brewster County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Lenox
  • Fort Davis
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Marfa
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
  • Marathon
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alpine was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Alpine in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Alpine post office opened in 1888.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alpine.

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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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