Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Carbon County: County in Wyoming, United States of America


Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 65,249 and a population density of 3 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 64,081 inhabitants. Its county seat is Rawlins. The county was created 155 years ago in 1867.

Carbon County locator map
Location of Carbon County on Pennsylvania map.

Quick Facts about Carbon County

Population : 64,081 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
Different from : Carbon County, Carbon County, Carbon County
Twitter username : carboncounty
Area : 20627 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : carbon, coal
Altitude : 1,535 feet / 468 meters
Capital : Rawlins
Establishment : January 01, 1868
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 16:28:38 (22nd September 2023)
Density : 3 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.82% (2010-2020)
Weather : 48℉ Partly Cloudy 7-days weather
Carbon County Courthouse Wyoming 5-3-2014 image
Carbon County Courthouse Wyoming 5-3-2014
Carbon County Courthouse Wyoming 5-3-2014 image


Carbon County is located at 40°55'5"N 75°42'32"W (40.9181800, -75.7088200). It has 8 neighbors: Albany County, Jackson County, Moffat County, Routt County, Converse County, Fremont County, Natrona County and Sweetwater County.

Carbon County map

The largest city of Carbon County is Palmerton with a population of 5,321. Other cities include, Lehighton population 5,296, Jim Thorpe population 4,650, Lansford population 3,760 and Nesquehoning population 3,240. See all Carbon County cities & populated places.

Carbon County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Carbon County.

City Name Population Title
Palmerton 5,321 Borough in Pennsylvania, United States of America
Lehighton 5,296 Borough of Pennsylvania
Jim Thorpe 4,650 Borough and county seat of Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Lansford 3,760 City in North Dakota
Nesquehoning 3,240 Borough of Pennsylvania
Summit Hill 2,975 Borough of Pennsylvania
Weatherly 2,452 Borough of Pennsylvania, United States
Bowmanstown 881 Borough of Pennsylvania
Beaver Meadows 832 Borough of Pennsylvania
Parryville 501 Borough of Pennsylvania
Weissport 396 Borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States
East Side 301 Borough of Pennsylvania
New Columbus 227 Borough in western Luzerne County, Pennsylvania


Carbon County forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northeast wind around 5 mph. more

Carbon County has 8 neighbours.

  • Rawlins


According to census records, the population of Carbon County decreased by 1.82% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 65,249 - census
2011 65,086 -0.25% estimation process
2012 64,800 -0.44% estimation process
2013 64,538 -0.41% estimation process
2014 64,255 -0.44% estimation process
2015 63,753 -0.79% estimation process
2016 63,499 -0.4% estimation process
2017 63,828 0.52% estimation process
2018 64,175 0.54% estimation process
2019 64,182 0.01% estimation process
2020 64,081 -0.16% estimation process

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People born in Carbon County (2)

People born in Carbon County, including politician George R. Salisbury, Jr., politician from Idaho who legally changed his name to "Pro-Life" to show his opposition to abortion on ballot papers Marvin Richardson, .


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