17.10.060: DEMOGRAPHICS:
The most recent data available in most demographic categories is found in the results of the census 2000 by the U.S. Census Bureau (see "Exhibit 2, Price Demographics", of this section). Figures from that census are still a good representation of the Price community, since the community and economic growth in recent years has been small. Population actually decreased between the 1990 and 2000 census reports by 3.6 percent, from 8,712 to 8,402. Community growth through the year 2030 has been projected at 0.7 percent per year by the Utah state governor's office of planning and budget. At this rate, the projected population of Price in the year 2030 will be 11,481.
EXHIBIT 2
PRICE DEMOGRAPHICS
 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000
 
Population and density:
 
Total population
8,402
Total land area in square miles
4.24
Density per square mile
1,979.7
Sex and age:
 
Male
47.8%
Female
52.2%
Median age
31.5
Race:
 
White
86.1%
Hispanic or Latino
7.0%
American Indian
1.4%
Other
5.5%
Households:
 
Total households
3,045
Average household size
2.6
Average family size
3.19
School enrollment:
 
Kindergarten through high school
1,583
College or graduate school
938
Educational attainment:
 
High school graduate or higher
83.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher
13.6%
Marital status (15 yrs+):
 
Now married, except separated
55.5%
Never married
25.3%
Nativity and place of birth:
 
Native U.S.
97.4%
Born in Utah
72.4%
Foreign born
2.6%
Language spoken at home:
 
English only
90.2%
Spanish
5.0%
Top 5 ancestries reported:
 
English
27.9%
German
10.8%
Danish
8.6%
Irish
8.3%
Italian
8.1%
Employment status (16 yrs+):
 
Labor force
3,833
Unemployed
5.9%
Females employed
47%
Class of worker:
 
Private wage and salary workers
72.8%
Government workers
22.7%
Self-employed (not incorporated)
4.3%
Employment by industry:
 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
9.9%
Construction
4.1%
Manufacturing
3.3%
Wholesale trade
4.0%
Retail trade
13.7%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
7.8%
Information
3.5%
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing
3.1%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, waste management
4.4%
Educational, health, social services
22.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, food services
10.9%
Public administration
6.7%
Other services
6.6%
Commuting to work:
 
Mean time to work in minutes
12.2
Income in 1999:
 
Median household income
$31,687.00
Median family income
$39,429.00
Per capita income
$14,313.00
Poverty status in 1999:
 
Individuals below poverty level
15%
Families below poverty level
11.4%
Housing characteristics:
 
Total housing units
3,311
Owner occupied housing units
2,091
Single-family units
80%
Built prior to 1970
58.1%
Median number of rooms
5.5
Moved into unit since 1995
43.1%
2 or more vehicles
63.7%
Median housing value
$92,000.00
Median monthly mortgage
$756.00
Median monthly rent
$409.00
 
GENERAL GOALS
 
Goals
Strategies
Actions
Timing
Agency
1. Establish programs and land uses that promote quality living, employment and recreation opportunities for the citizens of Price.
A. Foster a diversity and flexibility in land use planning that is responsive to the economic market, and sensitive to the residential needs of all citizens.
i. Perform ongoing, in depth studies of current and future economic needs.
0-20 years
Community services, city council
 
ii. Keep informed of the needs of citizens through ongoing community meetings and surveys.
0-20 years
Community services
 
B. Encourage the attraction, retention and development of business and industry that gives Price economic vitality.
i. Work closely with Carbon County in economic development pursuits.
0-20 years
City council, community services
 
 
ii. Work closely with existing businesses to keep them in Price and help them grow and prosper here.
0-20 years
City council, community servicesC. Support development that is sensitive to the individual needs of both residential and commercial uses and maintains appropriate buffers between diverse land uses.i. Update and review city ordinances and the land development code on a regular basis.0-20 yearsCity council, community services, planning commission
 
ii. Require strict adherence to development guidelines in the land development code.
0-20 years
City council, community services, planning commission
 
iii. Require as much as possible new development to minimize and mitigate negative impacts to the existing community, utilities and infrastructure.
0-20 years
City council, community services, planning commission
 
D. Advocate a compatible mixture of residential uses throughout the city.
i. Approve site/development plans in accordance with general plan land use and housing goals.
0-20 years
City council, planning commission
2. Achieve community goals as set forth in the Price City general plan and in appendix A, "Price City: A 21st Century Community".
A. Promote procedures and policies which support and emphasize the achievement of city goals.
i. Annually review and amend the goals, strategies and actions.
0-20 years
City council
ii. Make/review necessary assignments, and determinations.
0-20 years
City council
 
(Ord. 2004-001, 2004)