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Alpine, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Alpine Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Rio Grande County at latitude 37.6878 and longitude -106.5862. Rio Grande County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,287 feet.

The formal official name is the Alpine Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alpine, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Alpine indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Alpine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alpine: Alpine Village.

Alpine Census Designated Place, CO Boundary Map


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Alpine, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 178
Population in Households 177
Population in Familes 143
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 171
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (22.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (68.0%)
Median Home Value $255,000
Average Home Value $351,415


Median Household Income $45,695
Average Household Income $57,201
Per Capita Income $26,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.54% 0.11%
Households 0.94% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alpine, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpine to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 361 21st
Population Density1 # 369 20th
Diversity Index2 # 213 53rd
Median Household Income # 290 37th
Per Capita Income # 219 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.