- Price, Utah
official_name = Price, Utah
image_caption = Price is the governmental seat of Carbon County and the economic center for the county and East-Central Utah.
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Price, Utah
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 11.0
area_land_km2 = 11.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 4.2
area_land_sq_mi = 4.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 8402
population_density_km2 = 764.4
population_density_sq_mi = 1979.7
timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_m = 1696
elevation_ft = 5564
latd = 39 |latm = 36 |lats = 0 |latNS = N
longd = 110 |longm = 48 |longs = 24 |longEW = W
Price is a city in Carbon County,
Utah, United States. The city is home to the College of Eastern Utah, as well as the large prehistoric museum affiliated with the college. Price is located within short distances from both Nine Mile Canyonand the Manti-La Sal National Forest. The city is noted for its history as a miningtown, and its Greek Orthodox/ Catholic/ Mormonsplit population. The population was 8,402 at the 2000 census. Price is the county seatof, and largest city in, Carbon County.GR|6
Price is located at coor dms|39|36|0|N|110|48|24|W|city (39.600119, -110.806564)GR|1 at the northwestern edge of the
Colorado Plateau, and is at an elevation of 5,957 feet (1,815 m).
Price Riverflows by the city, and it is one of several communities near the San Rafael Swell. The city is on U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 191, and was one of the communities that was served by the " Rio Grande Zephyr".
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²).4.2 square miles (11.0 km²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,402 people, 3,045 households, and 2,085 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,979.7 people per square mile (765.1/km²). There were 3,311 housing units at an average density of 780.2/sq mi (301.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.70% White, 0.26% African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.25% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.08% of the population.
There were 3,045 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 15.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,687, and the median income for a family was $39,429. Males had a median income of $37,476 versus $21,081 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,313. About 11.4% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
There are three public elementary schools in Price: Creekview Elementary, Castle Heights Elementary, and Pinnacle Canyon Academy. There is one junior high school, Mont Harmon Junior High, and one high school, Carbon High. Some children located in the Gordon Creek area attend Sally Mauro Elementary in Helper.
Harold Arceneaux- a professional basketballplayer who gained national attention during his collegiate career at Weber State UniversityHe played two seasons at the College of Eastern Utahin Price.
John D. Fitzgerald- an author known for his The Great Brainseries of books for children.
Herman Franks- a former catcher, coach, manager, general managerand scout in American Major League Baseball.
Dave Lauriski- the head of the Mine Safety and Health Administrationfrom 2001 to November 2004.
J. Bracken Lee- a political figure who served as mayor of Price from 1935 to 1947, then governor of the state of Utah from 1949 to 1957, and as mayor of Salt Lake City from 1960 to 1971.
Jean Westwood- a political figure who was the first female chair of the Democratic National Committeeand worked on several presidential campaigns.
Marjorie Jones- Nationally published and award winning author of romance novels including "The Jewel and the Sword", "The Lighthorseman", and "My Lady's Will". She is the winner of the Isolde Carlson Award of Excellenceand was named the Utah Writer of the Year for 2005 by the Utah Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
Cassandra Lynn- model, " Playboy" Playmatewas born in Price.
Carbon County Airport, also known as PUC(IATA code) and KPUC(ICAO code)
Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry
* [http://www.pricecityutah.com/ Official Price City Webpage]
* [http:museum.ceu.edu/College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum]
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