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Overview

Introduction to Alpine, Utah

Alpine, Utah, in Utah county, is 8 miles S of Sandy, Utah and 347 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is considered part of the Provo-Orem metropolitan area. Alpine has a population of 7,146.

Alpine History

Alpine was first settled in 1850. The first settlers of the area established a cattle ranch. At that time, it was known as Mountainville. It was later renamed Alpine because the city reminded Prophet Brigham Young of the Swiss Alps. It is located in Utah County, which was founded in 1852 and named after the Ute Indians.

Alpine and nearby Attractions

  • Nephs Lake
  • Alpine Fort
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • John Hutchings Museum of Natural History
  • North American Museum of Ancient Life
  • Wasatch Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Alpine

Alpine provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. Those interested in the area’s history should visit the Alpine Fort, the North American Museum of Ancient Life, the Wheeler Historic Farm, the Park City Museum, the John Hutchings Museum of Natural History and the Timpanogos Cave National Monument. The Jordanelle State Park, Utah Lake State Park, Deer Creek State Park and Wasatch Mountain State Park are all nearby as well.

Alpine Transportation

Air transportation is available from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Alpine Higher Education

Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College and Utah Valley State College are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 9,986
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,815
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 67%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.6%
Median Earnings25+ $45,878
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,620
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,865

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,230
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 10.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,302
Median House Value $441,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 42.1%
Irish 5.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alpine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Sandy, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 347 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Utah
Metro Area Provo - Orem
Standard Zip Codes 84004
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.453
Longitude -111.777

Alpine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALPINE
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 56 to 91 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches
Station TIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
Station UTAH LAKE LEHI
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 90 F
Oct Temp 34 to 65 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
American Fork 27,799 $75,821
Cedar Hills 10,165 $100,510
Draper 45,469 $103,211
Highland 17,030 $119,398
Lehi 54,079 $81,035
Pleasant Grove 35,771 $67,138

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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