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Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
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).
Moab average annual precipitation is 9.09 inches peryear.


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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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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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.
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History & History Related Items

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!
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The settling of Moab


The founding of Moab


The incorporation of Moab

January 1903


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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Moab City Government

City of Moab
217 East Center St.
Moab, UT 84532
Phone: 435-259-5121

Moab is the County seat of Grand County.

Grand County Sheriff
125 E Center St
Moab, UT 84532-2429
Phone: 435-259-8115

Highway Patrol
125 E Center St
Moab, UT 84532-2429
Phone: 435-259-5441

Moab Police Dept
115 W 200 S
Moab, UT 84532-2534
Phone: 435-259-8938

Moab Chamber

Moab Area Chamber of Commerce
217 E. Center Street, Suite #250
Moab, UT 84532
Phone: 435-259-7814

Moab Organizations

Moab Area Chamber of Commerce
217 E. Center Street, Suite #250
Moab, UT 84532
Phone: 435-259-7814

Moab Libraries

County Library
257 East Center Street
Moab UT 84532
Phone: 435-259-1111

Moab Schools

Grand County School District
264 South 400 East
Moab, UT 84532 Moab


The population of Moab was:
1890 - 333
1900 - 376
1910 - 586
1920 - 856
1930 - 863
1940 - 1,084
1950 - 1,274
1960 - 4,682
1970 - 4,793
1980 - 5,333 1990 - 3,971
2000 - 4,779
2009 - 5,148

Median age:
2000 - 35.5 years

The number of housing units:
1990 - 1,761
2000 - 2,148

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 32,620
2009 - $ 38,610

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 16,228
2003 - $ 20,634
2009 - $ 19,584

Median Home Value:
2000 - $ 98,100
2009 - $ 151,847

Moab is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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