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|Incorporated||January 19, 1855|
|• Total||7.96 sq mi (20.60 km2)|
|• Land||7.96 sq mi (20.60 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||4,951 ft (1,509 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,319.67/sq mi (509.55/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|Area codes||385, 801|
|GNIS feature ID||1438174|
|Website||City 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. Alpine has been one of the many quickly-growing cities of Utah since the 1970s, and especially the 1990s. This city is thirty-two miles southeast from Salt Lake City. 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.
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 United States Census, 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.
Points of interest
- Burgess Park
- Creekside Park (100 South Park)
- Historic Moyle Park
- Horsetail Falls
- Lambert Park - commonly used for mountain biking (named after Samuel A. Lambert)
- Petersen Arboretum
- Sliding Rock
Despite being a fairly small town geographically, Alpine is home to five 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. The Montessori Canyon Academy was founded by Michelle Kerr in 2014, and offers private preschool education.
- William Grant Bangerter - religious authority
- Julie B. Beck - president of Relief Society 2007-12
- Jason Chaffetz - U.S. Representative
- Frank Jackson - Duke and NBA basketball player
- Mike Kennedy - State representative and 2018 Utah senate candidate
- Rick Koerber, convicted fraudster
- Mike Lee - U.S. Senator
- Bronco Mendenhall - Virginia Cavaliers football coach
- Dale Murphy - Former MLB player
- Lloyd Newell - Speaker for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
- Orrin Olsen - BYU and NFL football player
- May Booth Talmage - Relief Society overseer
- Celestia Taylor - BYU professor
- The 5 Browns, classical music group
- Josh James, founder of Domo and the former Omniture
- Lee Johnson, Former NFL player
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