For population 25 years and over in Alpine:
For population 15 years and over in Alpine city:
321 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,115 (1.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (129.3 miles , pop. 90,943).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (191.0 miles , pop. 563,662).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (315.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).
Nearest cities: Fort Davis, TX (4.6 miles ), Marfa, TX (4.7 miles ), Marathon, TX (5.2 miles ), Balmorhea, TX (6.6 miles ), Valentine, TX (7.2 miles) , Fort Stockton, TX (7.7 miles ), Toyah, TX (8.1 miles) , Indio, TX (8.3 miles) .
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Latitude: 30.36 N, Longitude: 103.67 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Gateway to the Big Bend
Daytime population change due to commuting: +412 (+7.0%)
Area code: 432
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Alpine detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (9 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+1.3%).
Work and jobs in Alpine: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Alpine, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Alpine-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/22/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.2 miles away from the Alpine city center killed 30 people and injured 121 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/21/1960, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 54.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Alpine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 18.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.3 miles away from Alpine center
On 11/12/1995 at 17:45:59, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1998 at 10:33:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 24.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/1/1995 at 01:06:15, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from Alpine center
On 4/14/1995 at 02:19:38, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Brewster County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Betsey Wright - Political consultant, Gabe Cazares - Soilder, John Coleman (news weathercaster) - Television personality, Marvin R. Young - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Pete Gallego - Politician, Bake Turner - Football player, Fritz Kiersch - Film director.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Alpine: Marvin R. Young.
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Amtrak station:ALPINE (102 W. HOLLAND ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.
Local government website: www.ci.alpine.tx.us
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Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb]
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 4.53. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Alpine and their reported violations in the past:ORIENTAL EXPRESS RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:LONGHORN RANCH MOTEL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Alpine that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.1%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 18.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 6.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Alpine city (based on Brewster County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.00%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
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11.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,827 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
12.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,507 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Alpine fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alpine)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Alpine, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alpine)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alpine)
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Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2014.