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The Alpine CDP(1) had a population of 14,650 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Alpine is located at latitude 32.8351 and longitude -116.7664 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Alpine Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 26.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,834 feet.

The Alpine Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Alpine Census Designated Place is located within Alpine CCD of San Diego County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alpine: Alpine El Capitan, Alpine el Capitan, Viejas Stage Stop, Viejas Stop.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Alpine, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 14,650 (100%)
Population in Households 14,504 (99.0%)
Population in Families 12,377 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 146 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 547
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $103,984
Average Household Income $122,319
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $45,428
Wealth Index5 162


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,739 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,696 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $685,201
Average Home Value $746,484
Housing Affordability Index3 87


Total Households 5,435
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 4,029
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.26% 0.32%
Households 0.31% 0.3%
Families 0.28% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
Owner Occupied HU   0.41%

Alpine, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alpine to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 408 73rd
Population Density # 920 40th
Median Household Income # 257 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 798 52nd
Per Capita Income # 397 74th
Diversity Index # 1045 31st

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