KOAL Radio studio in Carbonville
Location in Carbon County and the state of Utah.
Location of Utah in the United States
|Named for||Carbon County|
|• Total||5.6 sq mi (15 km2)|
|• Land||5.6 sq mi (15 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||5,623 ft (1,714 m)|
|• Density||280/sq mi (110/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||2584758|
Carbonville was one of the very first settlement sites in what became Carbon County. Caleb Rhoades built a dugout here in 1877, before moving on to found Price in 1879. Later called Rhoades Meadow, the place had plenty of water, but of poor quality.
The village grew slowly, with most immigrants preferring the more developed areas of Price and Spring Glen. Carbonville did experience rapid growth in the industrial and housing boom years after World War II. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized the first ward here in the late 1940s, and a second one in the 1950s.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,567 people residing in the CDP. There were 669 housing units. The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.0% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 1.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 5.7% from some other race, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.3% of the population.
- "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer File for Places: Utah". Retrieved July 19, 2012.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carbonville. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
- Watt, Ronald G. (January 1997). A History of Carbon County (PDF). Utah Centennial County History Series. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society. pp. 22–23. ISBN 0-913738-15-8. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
- Watt, pp.234–235.