Alpine County, CA

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2022 Population
1,515
12.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43
10.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
6.05% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$101,125
5.34% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$463,900
22.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Alpine County, CA had a population of 1.52k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $101,125. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alpine County, CA grew from 1,344 to 1,515, a 12.7% increase and its median household income grew from $96,000 to $101,125, a 5.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alpine County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (24%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.2%), White (Hispanic) (5.35%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%).

None of the households in Alpine County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Alpine County, CA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Alpine County, CA was $463,900, and the homeownership rate was 82.8%.

Most people in Alpine County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Alpine County, CA was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Alpine County, CA is home to a population of 1.52k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.37% of Alpine County, CA residents were born outside of the country (51 people).

In 2022, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (880 people) in Alpine County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 363 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 94 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Alpine County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alpine County, CA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alpine County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    880 ± 161
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    363 ± 47
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    94 ± 71.3
14.1%
Hispanic Population
213 people

In 2022, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (880 people) in Alpine County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 363 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 94 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.1% of the people in Alpine County, CA are hispanic (213 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Alpine County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
51 people
4.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
64 people

As of 2022, 3.37% of Alpine County, CA residents (51 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alpine County, CA was 4.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    32 ± 25
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    10 ± 18
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1 ± 19

Alpine County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alpine County, CA employs 646 people. The largest industries in Alpine County, CA are Retail Trade (127 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (74 people), and Educational Services (67 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($95,625), Educational Services ($95,417), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($80,000).

Occupations

646
2022 Value
± 149
23.8%
1 Year growth
± 26.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alpine County, CA grew at a rate of 23.8%, from 522 employees to 646 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alpine County, CA, are Management Occupations (105 people), Sales & Related Occupations (86 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (65 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alpine County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

646
2022 Value
± 149
23.8%
1 Year growth
± 26.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alpine County, CA grew at a rate of 23.8%, from 522 employees to 646 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alpine County, CA, are Retail Trade (127 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (74 people), and Educational Services (67 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alpine County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Alpine County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,958
Median earning men ± $23,598
$31,719
Median earning women ± $8,055

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($99,875), Construction ($95,625), and Manufacturing ($79,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($75,000), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,500), and Manufacturing ($31,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 16
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 12
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 8
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alpine County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.02%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alpine County, CA was $463,900 in 2022, which is 1.65 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $378,200 to $463,900, a 22.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Alpine County, CA is 82.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alpine County, CA have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alpine County, CA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$463,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$48,254
$360
Median Property Taxes
±$81

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alpine County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Alpine County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

82.8%
Homeownership
2022
71.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.8% of the housing units in Alpine County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.8%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 100
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Alpine County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$101,125
Median Household Income
± $17,442
435
Number of Households
± 85

In 2022, the median household income of the 435 households in Alpine County, CA grew to $101,125 from the previous year's value of $96,000.

The following chart displays the households in Alpine County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alpine County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (62.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (24.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.62%)

In 2022, 62.2% of workers in Alpine County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (24.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alpine County, CA have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 8.26% of the workforce in Alpine County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alpine County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alpine County, CA have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alpine County, CA (208 out of 1.52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alpine County, CA is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.6% of the population of Alpine County, CA has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.462% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 55.6% were men and 44.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.9% under 18 years, 12.9% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 55.6% were men and 44.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.4%
Uninsured
40.6%
Employer Coverage
22.6%
Medicaid
18%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
0.462%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alpine County, CA declined by 3.31% from 6.62% to 6.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.9% in Alpine County, CA.

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