Alpine, UTAH

General Information
Alpine is a small bedroom community located in the foothills of Mount Timpanogos in northeastern Utah County. Most Utah County residents consider it a great place to live. “There is nothing big about Alpine, but everybody that lives here likes it,” a lifelong resident and City Councilman stated. In fact, a 1999 Dan Jones & Associates poll showed that Alpine was voted the number one place Utah County residents would choose to live if they were to move somewhere else in the county.

With a median age of 21 and an average household size of 4.54, Alpine households are some of the youngest and largest in the County. A steadily growing community, Alpine’s average annual rate of population change from 1990 to 2000 was 7.4%.

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Origin of Alpine’s Name
Settled in the fall of 1850 by cattlemen W.H. Hooper, Quincy Knowleton, and George M. Burgess, the community was originally called Fort Wordsworth, after William S. Wordsworth. It was later named Dry Creek Settlement and Mountainville. The name was changed to Alpine at the time of incorporation because the area reminded Brigham Young of the Swiss Alps.

Date of Incorporation: January 19, 1855

Did You Know?
Alpine was incorporated the same year as several other Utah cities were and was considered the smallest city in the world for its first 100 years.

Recreation   Crime *  
Baseball Diamonds 3 Aggravated Assault 3
Bowling Alleys 0 Arson N/A
Covered Picnic Facilities 6 Auto Theft N/A
Golf Courses 0 Burglary N/A
Indoor Facilities 0 Larceny N/A
Parks 6 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds 0 Rape 1
Soccer/Football Fields 2 Robbery 0
Swimming Pools 0    
Tennis Courts 0    
Median Age: 21.00   Household Size: 4.54  

Largest Employer: Kencraft (Specialty candies): 350 employees

State Rank by Population: 50

Political Profile
Out of the 3,671 registered voters, 2,941 cast ballots in the 2000 November election.

Zip Codes


Statistics & Facts

The population of Alpine is approximately 5,200 (1997).
The approximate number of families is 7,868 (2002).
The amount of land area in Alpine is 17.872 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
Alpine is positioned 40.46 degrees north of the equator and 111.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Alpine location: in the Wasatch Range near Timpanogos Cave National Monument and American Fork Canyon.

A map of Alpine, Utah, United States. Click to see the map on MSN Maps & Directions

Climate & Weather

The climate for Alpine is Moderate. There are approximately 10 to 20 inches of snow each year with much more in the mountain areas.
Alpine average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 21 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83 degrees F.

History of Alpine

Alpine history:

Alpine was settled in 1849. It was first known as Mountainville. In 1855 Brigham Young named the area for the Swiss Alps. The settling of Alpine: 1849
The incorporation date of Alpine: 19 January 1855


Alpine attractions:

John Rowe Movie House and Moyle Historical Park, 606 E. 770 N., Alpine, (801) 756-1194.
Built in the mid-1800s by pioneer Moyle, both the house and the adjoining tower are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park includes the 1866 fort, a tower, a granary, a farm equipment display and the restored home.
Peppermint Place, 155 E. 200 N., Alpine, (801) 756-7400
Tours are given at this candy factory which features more than 600 varieties of candies, music boxes, dolls, and Bavarian cuckoo clocks.

City Relic Hall Museum
open only on Saturdays during the summer months.

Alpine Elementary School

400 E 300 N
Alpine, UT
Phone Number: (801) 756-8525

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Statistics for Alpine Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 549
Number of Teachers: 23.10
Teacher to Student Percent: 23.80
Male: 286
Female: 263
Native American: 0
Asian: 6
Black: 2
Hispanic: 2
White: 539
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 16
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 15
Migrant Students: 57

Westfield Elementary School

380 S Long Dr
Alpine, UT
Phone Number: (801) 763-7040

Statistics for Westfield Elementary School:

School District: Alpine School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 900
Number of Teachers: 36.80
Teacher to Student Percent: 24.50
Male: 429
Female: 471
Native American: 2
Asian: 14
Black: 2
Hispanic: 16
White: 866
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 38
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 18
Migrant Students: 0

Alpine City’s Website

Sources: Kencraft, U.S. Census Bureau, Utah County Elections, Assessors Offices, Consolidated Realty market report, City of Alpine.
* Numbers represent crimes committed in both Alpine and Highland.