Carbon County, Utah facts for kids
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Carbon Power Plant at Castle Gate, Utah demolished in 2016
Location within the U.S. state of Utah
Utah's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 8, 1894|
|Named for||Abundant coal deposits|
|• Total||1,485 sq mi (3,850 km2)|
|• Land||1,478 sq mi (3,830 km2)|
|• Water||6.1 sq mi (16 km2) 0.4%|
|• Density||13.745/sq mi (5.3071/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
The Price, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Carbon County.
Carbon County was part of Emery County which was founded in 1880. The demographics along the Price River changed with the construction of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1883 and the development of coal mines to fuel the railroad. The Utah Territorial Legislature established Carbon County in 1894 naming it after the element Carbon to emphasize the industrial nature of the area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,485 square miles (3,850 km2), of which 1,478 square miles (3,830 km2) is land and 6.1 square miles (16 km2) (0.4%) is water.
- Utah County (northwest)
- Duchesne County (north)
- Emery County (south)
- Uintah County (east)
- Sanpete County (west)
- Grand County (southeast)
National protected area
- Manti National Forest (part)
|US Decennial Census
1990–2000 2010–2018 2019 2020
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,403 people, 7,978 households, and 5,587 families in the county. The population density was 14.48/sqmi (5.59/km2). There were 9,551 housing units, with an average density of 6.46/sqmi (2.50/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.31% White, 0.43% Black or African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.03% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 12.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,978 households, of which 30.16% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.50% were married couples living together, 10.65% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.97% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals (one person), and 11.07% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.
The population contained 30.41% under the age of 20, 6.82% aged 20 to 24, 23.73% aged 25 to 44, 25.48% aged 45 to 64, and 13.56% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.4. For every 100 females, there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.88 males.
As of 2015 the largest self-reported ancestry groups in Carbon County, Utah are:
|Largest ancestries (2015)||Percent|
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