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Alpine, Wyoming

Coordinates: 43°9′40″N 111°1′4″W / 43.16111°N 111.01778°W / 43.16111; -111.01778
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Alpine, Wyoming
Overview of Alpine
Overview of Alpine
Location of Alpine in Lincoln County, Wyoming.
Location of Alpine in Lincoln County, Wyoming.
Alpine, Wyoming is located in the United States
Alpine, Wyoming
Alpine, Wyoming
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 43°9′40″N 111°1′4″W / 43.16111°N 111.01778°W / 43.16111; -111.01778[1]
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.00 sq mi (2.58 km2)
 • Land0.99 sq mi (2.57 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
5,633 ft (1,717 m)
 • Total1,220
 • Density930.51/sq mi (359.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC–7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC–6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code307
FIPS code56-01695[3]
GNIS feature ID1597727[4]

Alpine is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,220 at the 2020 census.


Alpine is located at the southern end of the Snake River Canyon where the Snake River enters Palisades Reservoir. The town is also known as Alpine Junction since it marks the point where U.S. routes 26 and 89 turn in opposite directions. The two routes run concurrently through the Snake River Canyon from Jackson. In Alpine, Route 89 turns south toward Afton, while Route 26 turns north and follows the edge of Palisades Reservoir to Swan Valley, Idaho. Three rivers come together in the vicinity of Alpine: the Snake, the Salt, and the Greys - the Greys merges with the Snake right at the high water mark of the reservoir, while the Salt discharges directly into the reservoir nearby unless the reservoir is exceptional low.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), all land.[6]


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Alpine has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[7]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 828 people, 346 households, and 221 families living in the town. The population density was 1,182.9 inhabitants per square mile (456.7/km2). There were 449 housing units at an average density of 641.4 per square mile (247.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.6% of the population.

There were 346 households, of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 36.6 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 37.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 5.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.


Public education in the town of Alpine is provided by Lincoln County School District #2.

Alpine has a public library, a branch of the Lincoln County Library System.[10]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Alpine, Wyoming
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  10. ^ "Wyoming Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Retrieved June 13, 2019.

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