Carbon County, Utah


A view in downtown Helper
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

Types of Jobs:
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
2015 Estimates
Median Household Income: $41,000
Median Home Value: $105,400
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Mining, Health Care, Lodging & Food Services, Government, Utilities, Retail Services, Social Services, Repair & Maintenance, Personal & Laundry Services
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
21,403
Males
10,615
Females
10,788
Population by Age
Under 18
5,722
18 & over
15,681
20-24
1,459
25-34
2,882
35-49
3,459
50-64
4,191
65 & over
2,903
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
2,659
Non Hispanic or Latino
18,744
Population by Race
White
19,757
African-American
93
Asian
125
Native American
252
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
23
Other
648
Two or more
505
 
The County Courthouse
Carbon County Courthouse in Price
Map of the Carbon County, UT area
Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License
Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!