is a city in Carbon County
, 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 Canyon
and the Manti-La Sal National Forest
. The city is noted for its history as a mining
town, and its Greek Orthodox
split population. The population was 8,402 at the 2000 census
. Price is the county seat
of, and largest city in, Carbon County
Price is located at (39.600119, -110.806564) at the northwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau
, and is at an elevation of 5,957 feet (1,815 m).
The Price River flows 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 census
of 2000, there were 8,402 people, 3,045 households, and 2,085 families residing in the city. The population density
was 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
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 income for 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