Alpine, Utah

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Alpine, Utah
Overlooking Alpine
Overlooking Alpine
Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Location in Utah County and the state of Utah
Alpine, Utah is located in the US
Alpine, Utah
Alpine, Utah
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°27′23″N 111°46′25″W / 40.45639°N 111.77361°W / 40.45639; -111.77361Coordinates: 40°27′23″N 111°46′25″W / 40.45639°N 111.77361°W / 40.45639; -111.77361[1]
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyUtah
Settled1850
IncorporatedJanuary 19, 1855
Area
 • Total7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 • Land7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
4,951 ft (1,509 m)
Population
(2013)
 • Total10,024
 • Density1,400/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
84004
Area code(s)385, 801
FIPS code49-00540[2]
GNIS feature ID1438174[3]
WebsiteCity of Alpine

Alpine is a city on the northeastern edge of Utah County, Utah, United States. The population was 9,555 at the 2010 census.[4] Alpine has been one of the many quickly-growing cities of Utah since the 1970s, and especially the 1990s. It is located on the slopes of the Wasatch Range north of Highland and American Fork. The west side of the city runs above the Wasatch Fault.

History[edit]

Alpine was originally called Mountainville, and under the latter name settlement was first made in 1851.[5] The city is named as such because the views from the elevated town site were compared to the Swiss Alps.[6]

Geography[edit]

Alpine is located on State Route 74, just north of the city of Highland.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.2 km2). None of that area is covered with water, although a number of small mountain streams run through the city on years with sufficient rainfall.

There are a number of mountain biking trails around the city that attract bikers from all over the state. There are also many trails and paths well suited for back-trail hiking along the mountains.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860135
187020854.1%
188031953.4%
189046646.1%
190052011.6%
191058512.5%
1920470−19.7%
19305098.3%
1940444−12.8%
195057128.6%
196077535.7%
19701,04735.1%
19802,649153.0%
19903,49231.8%
20007,146104.6%
20109,55533.7%
Est. 201610,361[7]8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

[9][10][11][12] Alpine is part of the ProvoOrem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 9,555 people, 1,662 households, and 1,545 families residing in the city. The population density was 992.1 people per square mile (383.2/km²). There were 1,734 housing units at an average density of 240.7 per square mile (93.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.40% White, 0.18% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 1,662 households out of which 63.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.5% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.0% were non-families. 6.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.30 and the average family size was 4.51.

In the city, the population was spread out with 44.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $72,880, and the median income for a family was $74,891. Males had a median income of $57,250 versus $33,571 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,716. About 3.5% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The mayor of Alpine is Sheldon Wimmer. The members of the City Council are Kimberly Bryant, Lon Lott, Troy Stout, Roger Bennett, and Ramon Beck.

Education[edit]

Despite being a fairly small town geographically, Alpine is home to four schools. Three of the schools are a part of the Alpine School District, while the fourth, Mountainville Academy, is a charter school for grades K-9. Alpine Elementary and Westfield Elementary are Alpine District Schools for grades K-6. Both of the Alpine District elementary schools feed into Timberline Middle School, a 7-9 grade school.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Burgess Park
  • Creekside Park (100 South Park)
  • Historic Moyle Park
  • Horsetail Falls
  • Lambert Park - commonly used for mountain biking (named after Samuel A. Lambert)[citation needed]
  • Petersen Arboretum
  • Sliding Rock

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Alpine city, Utah". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  5. ^ The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Volumes 9-10. 1918. p. 9.
  6. ^ Leigh, Rufus Wood (1961). Five hundred Utah place names. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press. p. 1.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
  10. ^ http://governor.utah.gov/DEA/Census/2010/Cities%20and%20Counties.pdf
  11. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=x-G2AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA1097&lpg=PA1097&dq=population+of+Utah+Cities+1850+to+1890&source=bl&ots=xcRVOez0Jt&sig=h3d0gMHW7ubwkE_AFBxqfva1JtE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UYAjU92zLtOkyAHdloGYCA&ved=0CG4Q6AEwCw#v=onepage&q=population%20of%20Utah%20Cities%201850%20to%201890&f=false
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2015-06-04.

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