Carbon County, Utah
A view in downtown Helper
Carbon County is in central Utah, west of the Green River and east of the Wasatch Plateau. Carbon County got its name from the major coal deposits in the area, although these days you're liable to see a lot of coalbed methane gas wells in production.
Carbon County contains 1,478 square miles of land and 6 square miles of water. The county seat is Price.
Fast Facts about Carbon County, Utah
Private Sector, wages or salary: 75%
Government Sector: 20%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 5%
Population Density: 14 People per Square Mile
Cost of Living Index for Carbon County: 83.0
Median Resident Age: 33.6 Years
Median Household Income: $41,000
Median Home Value: $105,400
Educational Services, Mining, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Government, Utilities, Retail Services, Social Services, Repair & Maintenance, Personal & Laundry Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Carbon County Courthouse in Price
Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!