Alpine, Alaska

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Alpine, Alaska
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]
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
BoroughNorth Slope
Government
 • Borough mayorHarry K. Brower, Jr.
 • State senatorDonny Olson (D)
 • State rep.Dean Westlake (D)
Area
 • Total39.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)
 • Land38.3 sq mi (99.1 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation13 ft (4 m)
Population
 • Total250 (workers)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-01882
GNIS feature ID1865544

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.[3]

Alpine is the site of a major oil drilling and production operation operated by ConocoPhillips. Most employees, staffed primarily by commuter residents of Nuiqsut, 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[4] 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 50,000 barrels (7,900 m3) of oil daily as of 2015.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Places (2000)". [2000 Census Gazetteer Files]. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original (TXT) on 2002-12-17. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Alpine". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Places (2010): Alaska" (TXT). [2010 Census Gazetteer Files]. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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