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Overview

Introduction to Alpine, Texas

Alpine, Texas, in Brewster county, is 128 miles SW of Odessa, Texas (center to center) and 193 miles SE of El Paso, Texas.

Alpine History

This region was occupied by cattlemen between 1878 and 1882. The first modern settlers, who arrived in 1882, were railroad workers who brought their families and lived along a small spring-fed creek. The railroad section in the area was named Osborne, a name that was briefly used for the community of settlers as well. It was changed to Murphyville when the railways entered into a contract with Daniel and Thomas Murphy to use the spring on their land. The town was officially renamed Alpine in February 1888 by its residents.

Alpine and Nearby Attractions

  • Big Bend National Park
  • Fort Leaton State Historic Site
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • Balmorhea State Park

Things To Do In Alpine

Alpine has a golf course as well as numerous other attractions. The nearby Fort Leaton State Historic Site is where an adobe trading post was constructed in 1848. Guided tours and picnic areas are also available at the site. The Balmorhea State Park, which is located in the foothills of the nearby Davis Mountains, features an Artesian-spring pool. The Big Bend National Park is home to diverse species of plants and animals. The impressive Santa Elena, Mariscal, and Boquillas canyons form the southern boundary of this park.

Alpine Transportation

El Paso International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Alpine Higher Education

Sul Ross State University is close to the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,973
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+2,776
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,680
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,053
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,232

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,415
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.9%
Median Gross Rent$639
Median House Value$110,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.8%
German11%
Irish8.4%
English7.4%
Scottish3.3%
Italian1.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Norwegian1.1%
Polish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.6%
Swedish0.5%
US/American0.5%
Czech0.4%
Russian0.4%
Australian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
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Alpine Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brewster County
Standard Zip Codes79830
P.O. Box Zip Codes79831
Company Zip Codes79832
Phone Area Codes432
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.36
Approximate Longitude-103.66

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)

StationALPINE
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 61 F
Apr Temp46 to 79 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 78 F
Annual Precip17.1 inches
StationFORT DAVIS
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 61 F
Apr Temp43 to 79 F
Jul Temp61 to 90 F
Oct Temp44 to 78 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches
StationMOUNT LOCKE
Distance55.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp59 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip20.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Davis1,114$53,421
Marfa1,823$54,712

Alpine Public Libraries

Alpine Public Library
805 W AVE E
Alpine, Texas
(432) 837-2621

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Alpine Hospitals

Big Bend Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2600 Highway 118 North

Alpine Public Schools

Alpine El
200 E Ave A
ZIP: 79830
(432) 837-7730
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Alpine H S
300 E Hendryx
ZIP: 79830
(432) 837-7710
High
Total Enrollment 272
Alpine Middle
801 Middle School Dr
ZIP: 79830
(432) 837-7720
Middle
Total Enrollment 309

Alpine Private Schools

Alpine Montessori School
908 N 6th St
ZIP: 79830
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
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