Carbon County, Utah is a rural county located in the southeastern corner of the state. It is bordered by Emery, Grand, and San Juan counties. The county seat is Price, and the largest city is Helper. The population of Carbon County is approximately 21,000 people.
The economy of Carbon County is largely based on the mining industry. The county is home to several coal mines, as well as oil and gas production. Other major industries include agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. The unemployment rate in Carbon County is slightly higher than the national average, at 4.2%.
The demographics of Carbon County are largely white, with nearly 90% of the population identifying as Caucasian. The median household income is slightly lower than the national average, at $45,000. The poverty rate is also slightly higher than the national average, at 13.5%.
Education in Carbon County is provided by the Carbon School District. The district has seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. The district also offers several alternative education programs. The district has a graduation rate of 78%, which is slightly lower than the national average of 82%.
Real estate in Carbon County is relatively affordable. The median home value is $171,000, which is slightly lower than the national average of $184,000. The median rent is $845, which is slightly lower than the national average of $949. The vacancy rate is 8.7%, which is slightly higher than the national average of 6.9%.