Alpine, Alaska

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Alpine, Alaska
Former Census-designated place (CDP)
Alpine, Alaska is located in Alaska
Alpine, Alaska
Alpine, Alaska
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 70°14′18″N 150°59′40″W / 70.23833°N 150.99444°W / 70.23833; -150.99444Coordinates: 70°14′18″N 150°59′40″W / 70.23833°N 150.99444°W / 70.23833; -150.99444[1]
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough North Slope
Government
 • Borough mayor Charlotte Brower[2]
Area[1]
 • Total 39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)
 • Land 38.3 sq mi (99.1 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation[3] 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 250 (workers)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-01882
GNIS feature ID 1865544

Alpine is an unincorporated community and former census-designated place in the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 0 at the 2000 United States Census,[1] but it was not included in the 2010 census.[4]

Alpine is the site of a major oil drilling and production operation operated by ConocoPhillips. Most employees, staffed primarily by commuter residents of Nuiqsit, work a two week on and two week off work schedule.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Alpine is located at 70°14′18″N 150°59′40″W / 70.238218°N 150.994388°W / 70.238218; -150.994388.[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 39.2 mi² (101.5 km²), of which 38.3 mi² (99.1 km²) is land and 0.9 mi² (2.4 km²), or 2.40%, is water.[1] It is located 8 miles north of Nuiqsut, Alaska.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were no permanent people living in the CDP, but approximately 250 workers in the work camp.

History[edit]

Oil was discovered in the Alpine area in 1996. Alpine currently serves as an oil production field producing roughly 130,000 barrels (21,000 m3) of oil daily.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Places (2000)" (TXT). 2000 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 ACoM Members". Online Resource Center, Alaska Conference of Mayors. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alpine". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ "Places (2010): Alaska" (TXT). 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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