Carbon County, Utah

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Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. Named for the major coal deposits in the area, the county seat and largest city, is Price[1]. Carbon County is the second largest natural gas producer in Utah (after Uintah County), with 94 billion cubic feet produced in 2008[2]

The Price Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Carbon County.


Notable Utah politicians

Carbon County has produced one governor of 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, from 1959 to 1971.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,485 square miles (3,846.1 km2), of which 1,478 square miles (3,828.0 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.41%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area


As of the 2000 census[3], there were 20,422 people, 7,413 households, and 5,381 families residing in the county. (By 2005, the population was estimated to have decreased to 19,437.) The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 8,741 housing units with an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.08% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.75% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. 10.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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