Kenilworth, Utah

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Kenilworth, Utah
Census-designated place
Kenilworth's Old Company Store
Kenilworth's Old Company Store
Location in Carbon County and the state of Utah
Location in Carbon County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°40′49″N 110°48′52″W / 39.68028°N 110.81444°W / 39.68028; -110.81444Coordinates: 39°40′49″N 110°48′52″W / 39.68028°N 110.81444°W / 39.68028; -110.81444
Country United States
State Utah
County Carbon
Founded 1908
Named for Kenilworth Castle
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.95 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.95 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 6,316 ft (1,925 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 180
 • Density 239/sq mi (92.4/km2)
GNIS feature ID 2584769[1]

Kenilworth is a census-designated place in northern Carbon County, Utah, United States. The population was 180 at the 2010 census.[2] It lies along State Route 157 north of the city of Price, the county seat of Carbon County.[3] Although it is unincorporated, Kenilworth has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84529.[4]

Like many communities in Carbon County, Kenilworth began as a coal mining camp. Coal was first discovered in the area in 1904, and the town site was laid out in 1908. The name Kenilworth was given by British miners who thought the mountain peaks overlooking the area resembled the spires of Kenilworth Castle.


The population was about 500 in 1910, rose to a high of 1,050 in 1947, and at the 1990 census was down to 350.

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 180 people residing in the CDP. There were 112 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 92.8% White, 5.0% from some other race, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.0% of the population.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kenilworth has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[6]