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The 2000 Census showed that Carbon County had a population of 15,639 people. This represented 3.17% of the total population of Wyoming, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 23 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Carbon had a population of 15,720 people. This is an increase of 0.52% since the 2000 Census.

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
201015,885+1.57%+1.05% since 2009
200915,720+0.52%+1% since 2008
200815,564-0.48%+1.08% since 2007
200715,397-1.55%+2.36% since 2006
200615,042-3.82%+0.2% since 2005
200515,012-4.01%-1.14% since 2004
200415,185-2.9% 
200315,183-2.92%-0.27% since 2002
200215,224-2.65%+0.26% since 2001
200115,185-2.9%-2.9% since 2000
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200015,639The Last Census

Carbon County had 8,307 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Carbon County has a total area<3> of 7,964 square miles [20,626 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (67.9 square miles [175.8 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Carbon County had a population density of 1.98 people per square mile [0.76 people/km²], making it the state's 22nd most densely populated county (out of 23 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Carbon County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Carbon and the state of Wyoming.

Click here for the Carbon County QuickFact (QF-56007).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Carbon County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
RawlinsQF-56639008,7938,5382.99%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Carbon County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Jackson (CO)QF-08057   SE1,3691,577-13.19%
Moffat (CO)QF-08081   SW13,98013,1846.04%
Routt (CO)QF-08107   S23,46919,69019.19%
AlbanyQF-56001   E33,97932,0146.14%
ConverseQF-56009   NE13,57812,05212.66%
FremontQF-56013   NW38,71935,8048.14%
NatronaQF-56025   N74,50866,53311.99%
SweetwaterQF-56037   W41,22637,6139.61%

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Census QuickFact for Carbon County

Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Carbon. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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