Carbon County, UT

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2022 Population
20,338
0.643% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Lee
Republican Party
US Senator
Mitt Romney
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.8
0.8% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.6%
2.12% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,734
3.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$176,400
12.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carbon County, UT had a population of 20.3k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $53,734. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carbon County, UT grew from 20,208 to 20,338, a 0.643% increase and its median household income grew from $51,725 to $53,734, a 3.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, UT are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.1%), White (Hispanic) (7.45%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (2%).

None of the households in Carbon County, UT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Carbon County, UT are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Carbon County, UT was $176,400, and the homeownership rate was 67%.

Most people in Carbon County, UT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon County, UT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carbon County, UT is home to a population of 20.3k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.25% of Carbon County, UT residents were born outside of the country (457 people).

In 2022, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Carbon County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52k White (Hispanic) and 789 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Carbon County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon County, UT was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, UT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 55
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 252
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    789 ± 259
13.8%
Hispanic Population
2.8k people

In 2022, there were 11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Carbon County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52k White (Hispanic) and 789 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.8% of the people in Carbon County, UT are hispanic (2.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Carbon County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
457 people
2.11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
427 people

As of 2022, 2.25% of Carbon County, UT residents (457 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carbon County, UT was 2.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    403 ± 120
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    137 ± 71
  3. Korea
    111 ± 59

Carbon County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carbon County, UT employs 8.26k people. The largest industries in Carbon County, UT are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,044 people), Retail Trade (985 people), and Educational Services (783 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,772), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,106), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,250).

Occupations

8.26k
2022 Value
± 574
0.218%
1 Year growth
± 9.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon County, UT grew at a rate of 0.218%, from 8.24k employees to 8.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,311 people), Sales & Related Occupations (848 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (768 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.26k
2022 Value
± 574
0.218%
1 Year growth
± 9.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon County, UT grew at a rate of 0.218%, from 8.24k employees to 8.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon County, UT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,044 people), Retail Trade (985 people), and Educational Services (783 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carbon County, UT, though some of these residents may live in Carbon County, UT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,752
Median earning men ± $3,961
$22,297
Median earning women ± $4,629

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,236), Wholesale Trade ($65,658), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,136).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,971), Construction ($69,250), and Wholesale Trade ($38,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.7M people employed in Utah. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 7.69%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Utah.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 237
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 126
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 96
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carbon County, UT went to Donald J. Trump with 71.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.61%).

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing the state of Utah. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Utah

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Mike Lee
Senator from Utah3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Mitt Romney
Senator from Utah1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are the senators currently representing Utah.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Utah

Utah is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Utah have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.647% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (639k), High School or Equivalent (579k), and Bachelors Degree (496k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carbon County, UT was $176,400 in 2022, which is 0.626 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $156,800 to $176,400, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon County, UT is 67%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carbon County, UT have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carbon County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carbon County, UT is $53,734. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carbon County, UT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $69,135, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $61,921 and $60,707.

Property

$176,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,452
$5,355
Median Property Taxes
±$430

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carbon County, UT the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Carbon County, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67%
Homeownership
2022
70.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67% of the housing units in Carbon County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 6

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon County, UT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $69,135, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $61,921 and $60,707.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Carbon County, UT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,734
Median Household Income
± $4,102
8k
Number of Households
± 542

In 2022, the median household income of the 8k households in Carbon County, UT grew to $53,734 from the previous year's value of $51,725.

The following chart displays the households in Carbon County, UT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carbon County, UT is from Utah.
0.478
2022 Wage GINI in Utah
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Utah

In 2022, the income inequality in Utah was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0322% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Utah was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.19%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Carbon County, UT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (6.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon County, UT have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.51% of the workforce in Carbon County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carbon County, UT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carbon County, UT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon County, UT (3.32k out of 20k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carbon County, UT is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93% of the population of Carbon County, UT has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, UT see 2923 patients per year on average, which represents a 44.2% increase from the previous year (2027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1038 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 451 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,923 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carbon County, UT

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, UT see an average of 2,923 patients per year. This represents a 44.2% increase from the previous year (2,027 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carbon County, UT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.01%
Uninsured
47.8%
Employer Coverage
16.1%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
2.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon County, UT declined by 11.4% from 7.91% to 7.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carbon County, UT changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.9 in Carbon County, UT.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.2% in Carbon County, UT.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10% in Carbon County, UT.

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