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The population of Moab is approximately 5,148 (2009), 5046 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,148 (2000), 2109 (2010).

The amount of land area in Moab is 9.4 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Moab is 3.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Moab to Washington DC is 1845 miles. The distance to the Utah state capital is 203 miles. (as the crow flies)
Moab is positioned 38.57 degrees north of the equator and 109.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Moab elevation is 4,025 feet above sea level.
Moab per capita income is $19,584 (2009).
Moab median income is $38,610 (2009).

The Moab median home price is $151,847 (2009).

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Moab location: In eastern Utah near Arches National Park south of Interstate 70. Nearby communities include Spanish Valley, Castle Valley, La Sal, Thompson, Green River and Monticello, all in Utah and Glade Park-Gateway and Gladel, both in Colorado.

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The geography for Moab is

Moab is in the Colorado Plateau and is the only Utah community on the Colorado River. The area around Moab is a geological wonder and is well used for sightseeing, outdoor recreation, movie making, hiking and much more. The red rock cliffs surrounding Moab are extremely beautiful and the area is surrounded by equally as beautiful desert terrain. the nearby La Sal Mountains bring mountain visitas and beauty from peaks as high as almost 18,000 feet.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Moab is seasonal with a moderate climate year-round. The winters tend to be short and mild and the beautiful springtime lasts longer than in most places.

Here is a current weather page for Moab and the area.
Moab average annual precipitation is 9.09 inches per year.
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Moab history:

The area was first settled in 1855, but because of problems with the local indians, the settlement was abandoned within the same year. Later settlers came in to permanently create the community. In recent years, there have been discoveries of valuable items, such as: oil, potash, and uranium in the area which have increased the population.

The name, Moab, is said to have come from two different sources, the first being the biblical name of Moab which refers to the land on the eastern side of the Jordan River. William Pierce, one of the early settlers said that this area and the Biblical Moab were both "far countries" and the name stuck. Others feel is has Paiute origins where the word moapa means mosquito. Some early residents didn't like the negative connotation from the Biblical Moab so they tried to change the change several times, once to Vina and another time to Uvadalia. The name of Moab continued on!
The settling of Moab: 1855
The founding of Moab: 1879
The incorporation date of Moab: January 1903

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Moab attractions:

Arches National Park
5 miles north of Moab, Hwy 191., has the largest concentration of natural stone arches in the world. A year round visitor center has a museum with exhibits.

Canyonlands National Park
This area of the Colorado Plateau is awash with natural features that will amaze you.

Moab Utah Tourist Information. Learn more about Moab at this site.

For years, the area has been used extensively for movie and television programs and commercials.

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