Introduction to Price, Utah

Price, Utah, in Carbon county, is located 62 miles SE of Provo, Utah (center to center) and is 310 miles W of Denver, Colorado. Approximately 8,402 people reside in Price.

Price History

Price was originally a part of the Sanpete County. It was organized on 14 July, 1892. At that time, it was a part of the Emery County. The first settlers of the city arrived in October 1877. It was named after William Price, the Latter Day Saint Bishop who explored the area in 1869. The first railroad entered the area in 1883. The city is the county seat of Carbon County, which was founded in 1894.

Price and nearby Attractions

  • College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum
  • Scofield State Park
  • Cleveland - Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry
  • Manti - La Sal National Forest
  • Western Mining and Railroad Museum
  • Huntington State Park

Things To Do In Price

Price offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum and Cleveland - Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry provide absorbing insights into the history of this area. The Huntington State Park and Scofield State Park are less than half an hour's drive away. In addition, Price hosts the Carbon County Fair & Rodeo in the month of August, and the Nine Mile Canyon Fall Gathering in the month of September.

Price Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is the nearest international Airport.

Price Higher Education

College of Eastern Utah is the local higher education institution. Others in the neighborhood include Snow College, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley State College.


Total Population 8,505
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,544
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $60,387
% Above Poverty Level 80.2%
% Below Poverty Level 19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $577
Median House Value $123,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.9%
US/American 0%
English 25.9%
Irish 7.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Price Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles SE of Provo, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 310 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Carbon
Standard Zip Codes 84501
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.599
Longitude -110.81

Price Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 53 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 33 F
Apr Temp 23 to 45 F
Jul Temp 46 to 74 F
Oct Temp 27 to 52 F
Annual Precip 24.5 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 86 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Price, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carbonville (84501)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cleveland 557 $77,917
Elmo 368 $50,000
Helper 2,169 $63,750
Huntington 2,044 $59,583
Wellington 1,694 $47,143

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Price Public Libraries

Price City Library
Price, Utah
(435) 636-3188
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Price Hospitals

(435) 637-4800
Emergency Service: Yes

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Price High Schools

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750 E 400 N
Serves 849 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

251 W 400 N
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Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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