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Time Zone: Carbon County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Price is the Seat for Carbon County.

Carbon County was founded in 1894 and was created by taking area from EmeryCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Carbon had a population of 19,989 people. This is a decrease of 2.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,422 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Carbon represented 0.91% of the total population of Utah, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 29 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201021,403+4.8%+7.07% since 2009
200919,989-2.12%+1.96% since 2008
200819,605-4%-0.31% since 2007
200719,666-3.7% 
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200020,422The Last Census

More information can be found on the Carbon County Census Page for Carbon County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Carbon County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Carbon County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Price   8,2368,4021.98% decrease  
Helper   1,9062,0255.88% decrease  
Wellington   1,6011,6663.9% decrease  
East Carbon   1,2711,3938.76% decrease  
Sunnyside   3844044.95% decrease  

Websites for Carbon County

Official Website:   www.carboncountyutah.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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