Carbon County, UT

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Population

20,512

1.07% decline

Median Age

36.4


Median Household Income

$46,994

1.67% decline

Poverty Rate

16.2%


Number of Employees

8,906

1.76% decline

Median Property Value

$129,900

2.44% growth

About

In 2017, Carbon County, UT had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $46,994. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carbon County, UT declined from 20,733 to 20,512, a -1.07% decrease and its median household income declined from $47,793 to $46,994, a -1.67% decrease.

The population of Carbon County, UT is 83.3% White Alone, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.46% Two or More Races. 6.06% of the people in Carbon County, UT speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Carbon County, UT is $129,900, and the homeownership rate is 72.8%. Most people in Carbon County, UT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon County, UT is 2 cars per household.

Economy

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 than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,994

2017 value

± $2,951

-1.67%

1 Year Growth

± 9.59%

Households in Carbon County, UT have a median annual income of $46,994, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,793 in 2016, which represents a -1.67% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,159

Average Male Salary

± $1,867

$41,859

Average Female Salary

± $1,369

In 2017, full-time male employees in Carbon County, UT made 1.53 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Carbon County, UT by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,590 ± $1,174

  2. Asian

    $45,658 ± $6,844

  3. Black

    $38,633 ± $10,877

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Carbon County, UT workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carbon County, UT is from Utah.

0.484

2017 Wage GINI

0.483

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Utah was 0.484 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.195% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Utah was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Utah in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Utah across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 2

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon County, UT was Census Tract 5 with a value of $59,394, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $57,917 and $46,272.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon County, UT (3.24k out of 20k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,920 ± 306

  2. Hispanic

    505 ± 142

  3. Other

    131 ± 115

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.91k

2017 Value

± 540

-1.76%

1 Year decline

± 8.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carbon County, UT declined at a rate of -1.76%, from 9.07k employees to 8.91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon County, UT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,089 people), Sales & Related Occupations (978 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (891 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,089 people), Sales & Related Occupations (978 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (891 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carbon County, UT has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.01 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.64 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carbon County, UT, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,469), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,813), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($62,321).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.91k

2017 Value

± 540

-1.76%

1 Year decline

± 8.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carbon County, UT declined at a rate of -1.76%, from 9.07k employees to 8.91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon County, UT, are Educational Services (1,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,003 people), and Retail Trade (934 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Carbon County, UT, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,003 people), and Retail Trade (934 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carbon County, UT has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (12.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.2 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carbon County, UT, by median earnings, are Utilities ($91,023), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,643), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,893).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $13.4B

  2. $12.7B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight with $12.7B and Textiles/leather and $12.6B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Utah products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$132B

2015 Value

$206B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Utah trade was $132B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $206B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Utah trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Utah to other states, or from other states to Utah.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $11.7B

  2. $9.06B

  3. $6.19B

In 2015, the top outbound Utah domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Nevada with $11.7B, followed by California with $9.06B and Colorado and $6.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Utah shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,275 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, UT see an average of 2,275 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (2,066 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$5,982

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,657

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,484

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,084

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Utah (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.73%, from $5,658 to $5,982.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.7%

Uninsured

50.6%

Employer Coverage

12.9%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

0.822%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon County, UT declined by 9.14% from 12.8% to 11.7%.

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 Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.4% prevalence

  2. 10.2% prevalence

  3. 10.2% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Utah, at 10.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Utah by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Carbon County, UT is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.83% of Carbon County, UT residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Carbon County, UT is composed of 17.1k White Alone residents (83.3%), 2.71k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.2%), 300 Two or More Races residents (1.46%), 171 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.834%), 136 Black or African American Alone residents (0.663%), 82 Asian Alone residents (0.4%), 33 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.161%), and 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0146%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Carbon County, UT are Spanish or Spanish Creole (915 speakers), Korean (36 speakers), and Italian (33 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carbon County, UT was 36.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Carbon County, UT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carbon County, UT residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.83%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.83% of Carbon County, UT residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carbon County, UT was 2.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    101,154 ± 7,675 people

  2. Canada

    8,846 ± 2,306 people

  3. El Salvador

    7,653 ± 2,145 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Carbon County, UT was Mexico, the natal country of 101,154 Carbon County, UT residents, followed by Canada with 8,846 and El Salvador with 7,653.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Carbon County, UT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon County, UT was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.1k ± 4

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.71k ± 352

  3. Two or More Races

    300 ± 188

In 2017, there were 6.31 times more White Alone residents (17.1k people) in Carbon County, UT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.71k Hispanic or Latino and 300 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Carbon County, UT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    915 speakers (4.74%)

  2. Korean

    36 speakers (0.187%)

  3. Italian

    33 speakers (0.171%)

6.06% of Carbon County, UT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Carbon County, UT was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.74% of the overall population of Carbon County, UT are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.187% speak Korean and 0.171% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    484 ± 86

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    177 ± 81

  3. World War II

    101 ± 47

Carbon County, UT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carbon County, UT was $129,900 in 2017, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $126,800 to $129,900, a 2.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon County, UT is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carbon County, UT have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carbon County, UT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,994

Median Household Income

± $2,951

7.84k

Number of Households

± 460

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.84k households in Carbon County, UT declined from $46,994 from the previous year's value of $47,793.

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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Housing

Property Value

$129,900

2017 Median

± $7,614

$126,800

2016 Median

± $6,941

In 2017, the median property value in Carbon County, UT grew to to $129,900 from the previous year's value of $126,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carbon County, UT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carbon County, UT the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carbon County, UT 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.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%

2017 Homeownership

72.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.8% of the housing units in Carbon County, UT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carbon County, UT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon County, UT have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.88% of the workforce in Carbon County, UT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Walked

    3.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carbon County, UT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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