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America's Loneliest Counties

Stories and Stats from The Least Populated Most Remote Rural Counties in the US


See the full list Updated April 2014

Alpine County, California
Seat: Markleeville

The population of Alpine County, California fell by 16 in 2013 bringing the total to 1159 people living in 1760 homes and apartments spread across 738 square miles. The new estimate moves Alpine County to number 40 in our list of least populated counties in the US.


People who live in Alpine County have an annual income of $27135 which is $2416 less than the statewide average for California. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Alpine County ranks number 36 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are expensive here with the median value of a home being $371300 compared to $181400 nationwide. 80.8% of housing units in Alpine County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 4.8% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.


Famous People from Alpine County:

  • Robert Conrad - Film and TV actor
  • Gale Henry - Early film actress and prominent comedian
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