Alpine is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Alpine had a population of 14,236 at the 2010 census, up from 13,143 at the 2000 census.

Alpine is the residence of former United States Representative Duncan Hunter. Major League Baseball Second baseman Marcus Giles lives there

The location of Alpine is not precisely defined, since it is an unincorporated area. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Alpine is located at  (32.8350521, -116.7664109),[3] which is near the intersection of Alpine Boulevard and Tavern Road. This is approximately where most maps place Alpine. Kumeyaay tribes are indigenous to the area, and the Ewiiaapaayp Band and Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians both are headquartered in Alpine.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau Alpine is located at (32.834563, -116.770615).[5] This is approximately 1,200 feet (370 m) west of the USGS location. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.8 square miles (69 km2), 99.99% land and 0.01% water.

32°50′4″N 116°46′14″W / 32.83444°N 116.77056°W / 32.83444; -116.77056


32°50′6″N 116°45′59″W / 32.83500°N 116.76639°W / 32.83500; -116.76639

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Alpine had a population of 14,236. The population density was 531.5 people per square mile (205.2/km²). The racial makeup of Alpine was 12,424 (87.3%) White, 167 (1.2%) African American, 222 (1.6%) Native American, 319 (2.2%) Asian, 39 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 576 (4.0%) from other races, and 489 (3.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2,081 persons (14.6%).

The Census reported that 14,098 people (99.0% of the population) lived in households, 136 (1.0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 2 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 5,248 households, out of which 1,932 (36.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,120 (59.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 515 (9.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 268 (5.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 283 (5.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 39 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,048 households (20.0%) were made up of individuals and 433 (8.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69. There were 3,903 families (74.4% of all households); the average family size was 3.09.

The population was spread out with 3,403 people (23.9%) under the age of 18, 1,164 people (8.2%) aged 18 to 24, 3,133 people (22.0%) aged 25 to 44, 4,583 people (32.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,953 people (13.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.9 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

There were 5,536 housing units at an average density of 206.7 per square mile (79.8/km²), of which 3,597 (68.5%) were owner-occupied, and 1,651 (31.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.3%. 9,935 people (69.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 4,163 people (29.2%) lived in rental housing units.


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