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. Former Major League BaseballSecond baseman Marcus Giles lives there.
The community's name was suggested by a resident of the area in the 1880s who believed that the environment was similar to her native home in Switzerland.
The 2010 United States Census 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.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,143 people, 4,775 households, and 3,652 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 489.1 inhabitants per square mile (188.9/km²). There were 4,958 housing units at an average density of 184.5 per square mile (71.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.78% White, 0.83% African American, 1.17% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 2.86% from other races, and 2.18% from two or more races. 10.22% of the population were Hispanic (U.S. Census) or Latino of any race.