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CARBON COUNTY is a county located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Utah
Utah
. As of the 2010 census , the population was 21,403. Its county seat and largest city is Price . The county is named for the major coal deposits in the area. The Price, UT Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Carbon
Carbon
County.

Carbon
Carbon
County is the second largest natural gas producer in Utah (after Uintah County ), with 94 billion cubic feet produced in 2008.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Geography

* 2.1 Adjacent counties * 2.2 National protected area

* 3 Demographics

* 3.1 2015

* 4 Politics

* 5 Communities

* 5.1 Cities * 5.2 Town * 5.3 Census-designated places * 5.4 Ghost towns

* 6 Notable people * 7 See also * 8 References

HISTORY

Carbon
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
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
in 1883 and the development of coal mines to fuel the railroad. The Utah
Utah
Territorial Legislature established Carbon
Carbon
County in 1894 naming it after the element Carbon to emphasize the industrial nature of the area.

GEOGRAPHY

According to the U.S. Census Bureau
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.

ADJACENT COUNTIES

* Utah
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)

DEMOGRAPHICS

HISTORICAL POPULATION

CENSUS POP.

1900 5,004

1910 8,624

72.3%

1920 15,489

79.6%

1930 17,798

14.9%

1940 18,459

3.7%

1950 24,901

34.9%

1960 21,135

−15.1%

1970 15,647

−26.0%

1980 22,179

41.7%

1990 20,228

−8.8%

2000 20,422

1.0%

2010 21,403

4.8%

EST. 2016 20,399

−4.7%

U.S. Decennial Census
Census
1790–1960 1900–1990 1990–2000 2010–2014

As of the 2010 census , there were 21,403 people, 7,978 households, and 5,587 families residing in the county. The population density was 14.48 people per square mile (5.59/km²). There were 9,551 housing units with an average density of 6.46 per square mile (2.49/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 was spread out, with 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.

2015

As of 2015 the largest self-reported ancestry groups in Carbon County, Utah
Utah
are:

LARGEST ANCESTRIES (2015) PERCENT

English 22.7%

German 11.9%

Italian 11.1%

Irish 6.6%

Danish 5.9%

Scottish 4.1%

Swedish 3.3%

Welsh 1.9%

Dutch 1.9%

Polish 1.4%

Norwegian 1.4%

POLITICS

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS YEAR REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATIC THIRD PARTIES

2016 66.0% 5,275 21.5% 1,717 12.6% 1,007

2012 67.3% 5,090 30.1% 2,275 2.7% 202

2008 52.3% 4,091 44.3% 3,468 3.4% 263

2004 58.2% 4,950 40.1% 3,415 1.7% 143

2000 50.9% 3,758 44.7% 3,298 4.4% 328

1996 30.9% 2,343 55.0% 4,172 14.1% 1,067

1992 23.1% 2,038 50.8% 4,480 26.1% 2,299

1988 35.1% 3,019 64.2% 5,521 0.7% 63

1984 49.8% 4,393 49.4% 4,357 0.8% 68

1980 47.7% 4,320 47.6% 4,317 4.7% 426

1976 38.7% 3,360 59.4% 5,157 1.9% 166

1972 53.2% 3,956 44.8% 3,335 2.0% 147

1968 36.2% 2,618 60.0% 4,344 3.8% 277

1964 27.3% 2,130 72.7% 5,672

1960 32.8% 2,953 67.1% 6,039 0.2% 14

1956 50.3% 4,507 49.7% 4,460

1952 39.4% 3,770 60.6% 5,790

1948 28.9% 2,704 68.3% 6,397 2.8% 259

1944 30.1% 2,318 69.7% 5,364 0.2% 14

1940 30.1% 2,242 69.5% 5,180 0.5% 34

1936 20.7% 1,348 77.4% 5,040 1.9% 122

1932 27.0% 1,655 69.3% 4,239 3.7% 226

1928 42.1% 2,184 56.9% 2,954 1.0% 50

1924 37.6% 1,878 30.6% 1,528 31.8% 1,590

1920 47.1% 1,675 43.8% 1,559 9.2% 326

1916 44.4% 1,301 50.4% 1,478 5.2% 152

1912 35.4% 771 23.6% 514 41.0% 892

1908 59.8% 1,023 34.0% 581 6.2% 106

1904 65.4% 1,224 27.1% 508 7.5% 140

1900 54.0% 748 44.8% 621 1.2% 16

1896 11.4% 85 88.6% 663

Carbon
Carbon
County historically has been the base of Democratic Party support in strongly Republican Utah
Utah
with its sizable blue-collar population. It voted for Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
in 1992 and 1996 by wide margins. In 1964 Lyndon Johnson
Lyndon Johnson
carried 72.7% of votes in the county. At the state level it was no less Democratic; in the 1992 gubernatorial election it was one of two counties (the other being Summit County) that voted for Democratic candidate Stewart Hanson over Republican Michael Leavitt .

After the turn of the millennium, however, Carbon
Carbon
County has trended Republican. It voted for George W. Bush
George W. Bush
in 2000 and 2004, while voting for the Democratic gubernatorial candidates. In 2008, John McCain won Carbon
Carbon
County with 52.60% of the vote, versus 44.59% for Barack Obama. In 2012, the county's Democratic vote fell further as Mitt Romney carried 67.3% to 30.1% for Obama.

COMMUNITIES

Map of Carbon
Carbon
County municipalities and CDPs

CITIES

* East Carbon-Sunnyside * Helper * Price (county seat) * Wellington

TOWN

* Scofield

CENSUS-DESIGNATED PLACES

* Carbonville * Clear Creek * Kenilworth * Spring Glen * West Wood

GHOST TOWNS

* Castle Gate * Coal
Coal
City * Hale * Hiawatha * Kiz * National * Peerless * Royal * Spring Canyon * Standardville * Winter Quarters

NOTABLE PEOPLE

Carbon
Carbon
County has produced one governor of Utah
Utah
, J. Bracken Lee (1899-1996; governor, 1949-1957). Lee also served as mayor of Price from 1935 to 1947, and later as mayor of Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
, from 1959 to 1971.

SEE ALSO

* National Register of Historic Places listings in Carbon
Carbon
County, Utah
Utah

REFERENCES

* ^ A B "State & County QuickFacts". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2013. * ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. * ^ "Annual natural gas production in MCF by the top 7 producing counties in Utah" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2010-09-12. * ^ " Carbon
Carbon
County". I Love Utah
Utah
History. Utah.gov. Retrieved 10 February 2017. * ^ "2010 Census
Census
Gazetteer Files". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2015. * ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. * ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2015. * ^ "Historical Census
Census
Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 27, 2015. * ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States
United States
Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2015. * ^ " Census
Census
2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 27, 2015. * ^ "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau . Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. * ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP02/0500000US49007 * ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS * ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
, received 541 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 344 votes, Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 7 votes.

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ADJACENT PLACES OF CARBON COUNTY, UTAH

Utah
Utah
County Duchesne County

Sanpete County

Uintah County

CARBON COUNTY

Emery County Grand County

* v * t * e

Municipalities and communities of Carbon
Carbon
County, Utah, United States

County seat
County seat
: PRICE

CITIES

* East Carbon
Carbon
* Helper * Price * Wellington

TOWN

* Scofield

CDPS

* Carbonville * Clear Creek * Kenilworth * Spring Glen * West Wood

Indian reservation

* Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation

GHOST TOWNS

* Castle Gate * Coal
Coal
City * Consumers * Hale * Hiawatha * Kiz * National * Peerless * Royal * Spring Canyon * Standardville * Winter Quarters

FOOTNOTES ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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SOCIETY

* Culture * Crime * Demographics * Economy * Education * Politics

REGIONS

* Cache Valley * Colorado Plateau
Colorado Plateau
* Dixie * Great Basin
Great Basin
* Great Salt Lake
Great Salt Lake
* Great Salt Lake
Great Salt Lake
Desert * Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert
* Monument Valley
Monument Valley
* San Rafael Swell * Uinta Basin * Uinta Mountains * Wasatch Back * Wasatch Front * Wasatch Range
Wasatch Range

LARGEST CITIES

* American Fork * Bountiful * Cedar City * Clearfield * Cottonwood Heights * Draper * Holladay * Kaysville * Layton * Lehi * Logan * Midvale * Millcreek * Murray * Ogden * Orem * Pleasant Grove * Provo * Riverton * Roy * St. George * Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
* Sandy * South Jordan * South Salt Lake * Spanish Fork * Springville * Taylorsville * Tooele * West Jordan * West Valley City

COUNTIES

* Beaver * Box Elder * Cache * Carbon * Daggett * Davis * Duchesne * Emery * Garfield * Grand * Iron * Juab * Kane * Millard * Morgan * Piute * Rich * Salt Lake * San Juan * Sanpete * Sevier * Summit * Tooele * Uintah * Utah
Utah
* Wasatch * Washington * Wayne * Weber

ATTRACTIONS

FESTIVALS

* Sundance Film Festival
Festival
* Utah
Utah
Shakespeare Festival
Festival

NATIONAL MONUMENTS

* Bears Ears National Monument
Bears Ears National Monument
* Cedar Breaks National Monument * Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
* Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument * Hovenweep National Monument * Natural Bridges National Monument * Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
* Timpanogos Cave National Monument

NATIONAL PARKS

* Arches National Park
Arches National Park
* Bryce Canyon National Park * Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park
* Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
* Zion National Park

NATIONAL RECREATION AREAS

* Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area * Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

SKI RESORTS

* Alta Ski Area * Beaver Mountain * Brian Head Ski Resort * Brighton Ski Resort * Cherry Peak Resort * Deer Valley
Deer Valley
* Park City Mountain Resort * Powder Mountain * Snowbasin * Snowbird Ski Resort * Solitude Mountain Resort * Sundance Resort * Wolf Mountain

OTHER

* Bonneville Salt Flats * Golden Spike National Historic Site * Great Salt Lake
Great Salt Lake
* Lagoon (amusement park) * Temple Square

Coordinates : 39°38′N 110°35′W / 39.64°N 110.58°W

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