Carbon County

Countywide Planning Issues

Carbon County’s population grew slowly in recent years. Its Tribal representation is the lowest of the Coalition counties.

Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County
Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County
Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County

Land Issues

Carbon County has a greater proportion of private lands than other areas in the Coalition.

Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County

PILT payments to the County have remained stagnant in recent years.

Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County

Economic Issues

Mining activities are clearly the economic anchor in Carbon County.

Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County

Carbon County has a greater proportion of age-related payments (i.e. retirees) in its economy.

Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County

The poverty rate in Carbon County is representative of the Coalition.

Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County

Tourism in Carbon County is also similar to the average for all counties in the Coalition.

Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County
Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County

Agriculture and Mining

Though mining is an important industry to Carbon, the County has a more diverse economy.

Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County
Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County

Mining employment in Carbon fluctuates more with its oil plays than the coal.

Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County
Socio-Economic Data: Carbon County
 

The Coalition can support Carbon County with projects that create new ways to improve the connection to the Basin and other interstate transportation corridors.