Alpine, TX

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2022 Population
5,997
1.92% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.4
7.41% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.3%
16.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,619
6.97% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,800
6.43% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,281
2.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Alpine, TX had a population of 6k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $46,619. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alpine, TX grew from 5,884 to 5,997, a 1.92% increase and its median household income grew from $43,583 to $46,619, a 6.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alpine, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.3%), White (Hispanic) (36.8%), Other (Hispanic) (8.69%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.55%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%).

None of the households in Alpine, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.1% of the residents in Alpine, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alpine, TX are Sul Ross State University (565 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Alpine, TX was $183,800, and the homeownership rate was 58.4%.

Most people in Alpine, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Alpine, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Alpine, TX is home to a population of 6k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.3% of Alpine, TX residents were born outside of the country (620 people).

In 2022, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.54k people) in Alpine, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.21k White (Hispanic) and 521 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.1%
2022 Citizenship
88.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.1% of Alpine, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alpine, TX was 88.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alpine, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.54k ± 318
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.21k ± 509
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    521 ± 250
54.2%
Hispanic Population
3.25k people

In 2022, there were 1.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.54k people) in Alpine, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.21k White (Hispanic) and 521 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

54.2% of the people in Alpine, TX are hispanic (3.25k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
620 people
14.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
859 people

As of 2022, 10.3% of Alpine, TX residents (620 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alpine, TX was 14.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    186 ± 115
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    154 ± 132
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    15 ± 33

Alpine, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alpine, TX employs 3.28k people. The largest industries in Alpine, TX are Public Administration (487 people), Construction (406 people), and Educational Services (349 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($97,828), Transportation & Warehousing ($92,828), and Information ($90,989).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.28k
2022 Value
± 547
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 22.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alpine, TX grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 3.21k employees to 3.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alpine, TX, are Management Occupations (514 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (474 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (461 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alpine, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.28k
2022 Value
± 547
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 22.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alpine, TX grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 3.21k employees to 3.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alpine, TX, are Public Administration (487 people), Construction (406 people), and Educational Services (349 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alpine, TX, though some of these residents may live in Alpine, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,723
Median earning men ± $12,246
$33,851
Median earning women ± $6,005

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($93,299), Information ($90,989), and Public Administration ($89,913).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,614), Public Administration ($50,385), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,245).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Alpine, TX awarded 565 degrees. The student population of Alpine, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 794 male students and 1,193 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alpine, TX are Hispanic or Latino (386 and 68.3%), followed by White (138 and 24.4%), Black or African American (18 and 3.19%), and Two or More Races (17 and 3.01%).

The largest universities in Alpine, TX by number of degrees awarded are Sul Ross State University (565 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alpine, TX are Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (60 and 10.6%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (54 and 9.56%), and General Psychology (49 and 8.67%).

The median tuition cost in Alpine, TX for a public four year colleges is $5,419 for in-state students and $15,211 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Alpine, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 35.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,987 (40% men and 60% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,987 students enrolled in Alpine, TX, 40% men and 60% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,327 records, of which 66.8% were women and 33.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 51 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Alpine, TX was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 51 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Alpine, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
565 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sul Ross State University with 565 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 193 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alpine, TX, which is 0.519 times less than the 372 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 386 degrees mean that there were 2.8 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 138 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,419) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,230) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,270) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alpine, TX was $183,800 in 2022, which is 0.652 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $172,700 to $183,800, a 6.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Alpine, TX is 58.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alpine, TX have an average commute time of 14.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alpine, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$183,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,718
$1,982
Median Property Taxes
±$381

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alpine, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Alpine, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.4% of the housing units in Alpine, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9503

The following map shows all of the places in Alpine, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,619
Median Household Income
± $6,500
3.39k
Number of Households
± 533

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.39k households in Alpine, TX grew to $46,619 from the previous year's value of $43,583.

The following chart displays the households in Alpine, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alpine, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.9%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.4%)

In 2022, 73.9% of workers in Alpine, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (10.4%).

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alpine, TX have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Alpine, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alpine, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alpine, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alpine, TX (1.18k out of 5.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alpine, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.2% of the population of Alpine, TX has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 7.37% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brewster County, TX see 1150 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.1% decrease from the previous year (1324 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3079 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 770 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,150 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brewster County, TX

Primary care physicians in Brewster County, TX see an average of 1,150 patients per year. This represents a 13.1% decrease from the previous year (1,324 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brewster County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.5% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 43% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.6% were men and 55.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.8%
Uninsured
49.9%
Employer Coverage
7.37%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
17.3%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alpine, TX grew by 4.18% from 13.3% to 13.8%.

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