Carbon County is a county equivalent area found in Utah, USA. The county government of Carbon is found in the county seat of Price. With a total 3,845.18 sq. km of land and water area, Carbon County, Utah is the 3rd largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 20,660 people, Carbon County has a total 9548 households earning 44724 on average per year. In 1894 the territorial legislature created Carbon County from a portion of Emery County. Most of the county’s residents live in the Price River Valley and at the foot of the Book Cliffs. The Western end of the county rises to the Wasatch Plateau and slopes down eastward to the Price River, which cuts through Castle Valley. This valley stretches across the southern half of Carbon County and continues into Emery County, with the Wasatch Plateau and Range on the north and west and the Book Cliffs all along the east. The Green River marks the eastern border of the county. Geographically, Carbon County is in the Colorado Plateau physiographic province. Evidence of the Fremont Culture is extensive in the county.
Figurines have been discovered as have many rock art panels, such as the Head Hunter, located in the Gordon Creek area. Evidence of prehistoric life includes many dinosaur footprints found in the coal mines. Mormon settlements were established all along the Price River in the late 1870s. The high barrier of the Wasatch Range and Plateau had delayed settlement until that time. Routes into the region included offshoots of the Old Spanish Trail and a trail over Soldier Summit. Farming and ranching became early economic activities, giving Carbon County a tradition of cowboys and outlaws, with the likes of Butch Cassidy and Gunplay Maxwell roaming the area. The Nine Mile Canyon freight road from Price to the Unita Basin became an important transportation link. The Utah Territory Legislature was partitioned to split off the north part, and thus it established Carbon County effective March 8, 1894. It was named for the element Carbon, to emphasize the industrial nature of the area.
Carbon County is the second largest natural gas producer in Utah (after Uintah County), with 94 billion cubic feet produced in 2008. The Green River flows South-Southeastward along the county’s east border. The lower central part of Carbon County is a continuation of Castle Valley in Emery County, but in Carbon the valley is ringed with mountains – the Wasatch Range to the West and Northwest, and the Book Cliffs to the north and northeast. The county generally slopes to the south and east; its highest point is Monument Peak on the crest of the Wasatch Mountains near the midpoint of the county’s western border, at 10,452′ (3186m) ASL. The county has a total area of 1,485 square miles (3,850 km2), of which 1,478 square miles (3,830 km2) is land and 6.1 square miles (16 km2) (0.4%) is water. The Planning and Development Department is primarily responsible for the administration of various land use regulations, including the Zoning Resolution and the Subdivision Regulations. The department also assigns rural addresses and responds to public nuisance complaints in unincorporated Carbon County.
The staff also provides administrative and technical support to the Planning & Zoning Commission, including implementation of the Carbon County Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The staff strives to provide complete and accurate information to the Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of County Commissioners and the public so that informed decisions are made efficiently and effectively. Please give us a call if you have any questions concerning building permits, zoning, conditional use permits, subdivision or land use planning in Carbon County. There were 21,403 people, 7,978 households, and 5,587 families in the county. The population density was 14.48/sqmi (5.59/km²). There were 9,551 housing units with an average density of 6.46/sqmi (2.50/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.31% White, 0.43% Black or African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.03% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 12.42% of the populations were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 7,978 households, of which 30.16% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.50% were married couples living together, 10.65% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.97% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals (one person), and 11.07% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14. The population contained 30.41% under the age of 20, 6.82% aged 20 to 24, 23.73% aged 25 to 44, 25.48% aged 45 to 64, and 13.56% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.4. For every 100 females, there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.88 males.
ECONOMY OF CARBON COUNTY UTAH
The economy of Carbon County, UT employs 8.91k people. The largest industries in Carbon County, UT are Educational Services (1,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,003 people), and Retail Trade (934 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,023), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,643), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,893). Median household income in Carbon County, UT is $46,994. Males in Carbon County, UT have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,859. The income inequality in Carbon County, UT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484, which is higher than the national average.
88.3% of the population of Carbon County, UT has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.822% on military or VA plans. Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Carbon County, UT was $5,982 in 2014. This is a 5.73% increase from the previous year ($5,658). Primary care physicians in Carbon County, UT see 2275 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (2066 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1360 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 600 patients per year. Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.4%). Additionally, Tooele County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (31.9%)
Carbon County UT – Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods, & Subdivisions
• Clear Creek
• East Carbon city
• Spring Glen
• West Wood CDP
Other Populated Places in Carbon County
• Bruin Point
• Coal City
• Columbia Junction
• East Carbon City
• Sunnyside Junction
• Upper Sunnyside
• Wattis Junction
• Wood Hill
In Carbon County, which has one of the highest rates of overdose deaths in the region, police officers can now divert people arrested for low-level drug crimes to treatment instead of charging them. Carbon is the second county in Utah to implement Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, a program that began in Somerset County last year and since then has seen half of those referred by police complete their treatment, state officials said. “It’s time to reduce the stigma of addiction and get people suffering from this disease the help they need.
Between 2001 and 2008 there were 5,932 total crimes reported in Carbon County, (581 of them violent). Of the 742 crimes that happen every year in Carbon County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Carbon County, Utah every 11 hours. This includes 3 murders, 43 rapes, and greater than four thousand thefts (including 225 auto thefts). Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Carbon County, Utah for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Carbon County has grown by 24%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 46%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Carbon County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost one thousand for Carbon County, Pennsylvania in 2009. High levels of violent crime compromise physical safety and psychological well-being. High crime rates can also deter residents from pursuing healthy behaviors, such as exercising outdoors. Additionally, exposure to crime and violence has been shown to increase stress, which may exacerbate hypertension and other stress-related disorders and may contribute to obesity prevalence. Exposure to chronic stress also contributes to the increased prevalence of certain illnesses, such as upper respiratory illness, and asthma in neighborhoods with high levels of violence. Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data is generally regarded as a valid and reliable index of the types of crime residents’ view as serious events.
Lawyers in Carbon County Utah
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CARBON COUNTY RECREATION
Carbon County prides itself on being a progressive, interactive, and inclusive community. Carbon Recreation strives to uphold these ideals by offering the most diverse recreation program in the state, including a unique outdoor adventure program, history and heritage tours, and reduced-fees for lower income families. We also offer all of the traditional sports programs, ranging from adult softball and basketball leagues to children’s soccer, basketball, wrestling, tee ball, tumbling and many more. All of our programs are open to everyone; including individuals, families, and groups from out of the area. Providing recreational opportunities for County residents and outdoor enthusiasts abroad. The County parks system consists of the Mauch Chunk lake park and encompasses 2820 acres of forestland and waterways. The Parks Department works towards conserving park natural areas for current and future recreational use. Recreational use of park areas includes biking, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, swimming, and cross-country skiing. The Parks Department operates year round with annual visitation exceeding 150,000. The Carbon County Correctional Facility, located in the city of Nesquehoning, in Carbon County, Pennsylvania is a medium to maximum-security facility. Every year this facility has 3480 Bookings, with a daily average of 174 Inmates and a staff of 43. Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.
Correctional officers in Carbon County Correctional Facility are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. All of the men and women being held in the Carbon County Correctional Facility are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Carbon County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less.
The Carbon County Correctional Facility also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
• Receive phone calls from the inmates,
• Provide them with commissary money
• Receive and send them mail
• Schedule a time to visit.
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Pennsylvania State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, and then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.
Carbon County Utah Court Directory
• District Courts in Carbon County
7th District Court – Carbon County
149 East 100 South, Price, UT 84501
• Juvenile Courts in Carbon
7th District Juvenile Court – Carbon County
149 East 100 South, Price, UT 84501
• Justice Courts in Carbon County
Carbon County Justice Court
751 East 100 North, Suite 1600, Price, UT 84501
• Justice Courts in Carbon County
East Carbon City Justice Court
101 West Geneva Drive, PO Box 70, East Carbon City, UT 84520
• Justice Courts in Carbon County
Wellington Justice Court
PO Box 559, Wellington, UT 84542
Carbon County Website: www.carboncounty.com
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