Alpine, Utah

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Alpine is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the ProvoOrem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,146 at the 2000 census. Alpine has been one of the many quickly-growing cities of Utah since the 1970s, and especially the 1990s. It is located on the slopes of the Wasatch Range north of Highland and American Fork. The west side of the city also runs above the Wasatch Fault. The city is so named because when it was first settled, the Latter-day Saint Prophet Brigham Young visited and said the town reminded him of the Swiss Alps.

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Geography

Alpine is located at 40°27′23″N 111°46′25″W / 40.45639°N 111.77361°W / 40.45639; -111.77361 (40.456374, -111.773693).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.6 km²); none of that area is covered with water, although a number of small mountain streams run through the city on years with sufficient rainfall.

There are a number of mountain biking trails around the city that attract bikers from all over the state. There are also many trails and paths well suited for back-trail hiking along the mountains.

Government

Mayor-Otis "Hunt" Willoughby City Council- Kimberly Bryant, Kent Hastings, Bradley Reneer, Troy Stout, Jim Tracy.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,146 people, 1,662 households, and 1,545 families residing in the city. The population density was 992.1 people per square mile (383.2/km²). There were 1,734 housing units at an average density of 240.7/sq mi (93.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.40% White, 0.18% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

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