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Alpine, Texas
—  City  —
Nickname(s): The Heart of Big Bend
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°21′39″N 103°39′56″W / 30.36083°N 103.66556°W / 30.36083; -103.66556
Country United States
State Texas
County Brewster
 - Mayor Jerri Johnson
 - Total 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 - Land 4.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,475 ft (1,364 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,786
 - Density 1,416.5/sq mi (546.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 79830-79832
Area code(s) 432
FIPS code 48-02104[1]
GNIS feature ID 1377837[2]
Website The City of Alpine

Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 5,786 people at the 2000 census.




Colleges and universities

Alpine is home to the main campus of Sul Ross State University, a member of the Texas State University system, named for Texas Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross.

K-12 schools

Alpine is served by Alpine Independent School District. Alpine students attend Alpine Elementary School, Alpine Middle School, and Alpine High School.


Alpine is home to the Big Bend Cowboys independent baseball team. A member of the Continental Baseball League, the Cowboys play their home games at Kokernot Field.


Prior to 1959, Alpine was the largest city in the largest county (by area) in the largest state of the Union.


Alpine is located at 30°21′39″N 103°39′56″W / 30.36083°N 103.66556°W / 30.36083; -103.66556 (30.360718, -103.665418)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the 2000 census[1], there were 5,786 people, 2,429 households, and 1,435 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,416.5 people per square mile (547.5/km²). There were 2,852 housing units at an average density of 698.2/sq mi (269.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.19% White, 1.33% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 15.45% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.31% of the population.

There were 2,429 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,979, and the median income for a family was $31,658. Males had a median income of $27,720 versus $19,575 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,587. About 15.5% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.

Post Offices

  • Alpine Post Office 103 N. 13th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830-9998
  • Cpu Sul Ross Post Office 400 N Harrison Street, Alpine, Texas 79832-9991


Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport serves general aviation.

Amtrak operates the Alpine Station.

Greyhound Lines operates intercity bus service from the KCS Quick Stop.[5]

In recent years, Alpine has served as an unofficial stop for bicyclists riding across the United States.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "Alpine, Texas." Greyhound Lines.

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