Moab, Utah

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Population in 2013: 5,130 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 
Males: 2,675  (52.2%)
Females: 2,455  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  37.3 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip codes: 84532.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,076 (it was $32,620 in 2000)
Moab:

$38,076
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,959 (it was $16,228 in 2000)

Moab city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $204,193 (it was $98,100 in 2000)
Moab:

$204,193
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $208,378; Detached houses: $243,745; Townhouses or other attached units: $307,827; In 2-unit structures: $152,864; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $247,281; Mobile homes: $100,545

Median gross rent in 2012: $806.

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Moab races chart
  • White alone - 3,995 (76.9%)
  • Hispanic - 870 (16.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 164 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 68 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 41 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 22 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 21 (0.4%)

Races in Moab detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Moab: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (15.2%), German (14.4%), United States (11.7%), Irish (6.2%), French (3.2%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 01/1903

Elevation: 4025 feet

Land area: 3.64 square miles.

Population density: 1,410 people per square mile   (low).

Moab, Utah map

For population 25 years and over in Moab:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moab city:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 21.4%

467 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America).

This city:  9.0%
Utah:  8.4%



According to our research of Utah and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Moab, Utah as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Moab to the number of sex offenders is 5,093 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $958 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $951 (0.4%)

Moab satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (161.5 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (251.7 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (376.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Spanish Valley, UT (2.9 miles) , Castle Valley, UT (2.9 miles ), La Sal, UT (4.9 miles ), Thompson, UT (5.2 miles ), Thompson Springs, UT (5.4 miles) , Green River, UT (6.6 miles ), Glade Park-Gateway, CO (6.8 miles ), Monticello, UT (7.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $358,300
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $297,300
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $263,200
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $238,900
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $227,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.57 N, Longitude: 109.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,146 (+22.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,121 (79.5%)

Area code: 435

Moab household income distribution Moab home values distribution

Crime rates in Moab by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.019.919.40.0
Rapes 216244111412
per 100,000 41.220.2121.840.680.280.620.520.519.579.519.438.7
Robberies 103231121210
per 100,000 20.60.060.940.660.120.120.541.019.539.719.40.0
Assaults 5121325171218141213810
per 100,000 102.9242.1263.9507.9340.8241.7368.4287.1233.9258.3155.6193.4
Burglaries 345459443734193834313425
per 100,000 700.01089.61197.7893.9741.8684.9388.9779.2662.8616.1661.1483.6
Thefts 264287219181165144193169218235186170
per 100,000 5435.55791.04445.83677.43307.92900.93950.13465.24249.54670.13616.63288.2
Auto thefts 1312811101875915617
per 100,000 267.7242.1162.4223.5200.5362.6143.3102.5175.4298.1116.7328.8
Arson 022003000031
per 100,000 0.040.440.60.00.060.40.00.00.00.058.319.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 244.3275.5311.5262.8246.5219.2205.9202.1209.9295.8205.0183.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Moab detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Utah average:

1.73

Moab tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +779 (+19.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Moab: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Moab, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Moab, Utah average temperatures Moab, Utah average precipitation Moab, Utah humidity Moab, Utah wind speed Moab, Utah snowfall Moab, Utah sunshine Moab, Utah clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Moab-area historical earthquake activity is near Utah state average. It is 324% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 444.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 440.0 miles away from Moab center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 493.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 474.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 461.6 miles away from Moab center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 283.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grand County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Moab topographic map

Main business address for: EXCALIBUR INDUSTRIES (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE).

Hospitals and medical centers in Moab:

  • MOAB REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 450 WEST WILLIAMS WAY)
  • CANYONLANDS CARE CENTER (390 WEST WILLIAMS WAY)

Airports and heliports located in Moab:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moab:

  • Colorado Mesa University (about 65 miles; Grand Junction, CO; Full-time enrollment: 7,671)
  • Snow College (about 123 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 129 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 138 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 143 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • San Juan College (about 146 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 162 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)

Public high schools in Moab:

  • GRAND COUNTY HIGH (Students: 486; Location: 608 SOUTH 400 EAST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ARCHES EDUC CTR (ALT HS) (Location: 608 SOUTH 400 EAST; Grades: 09 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Moab:

  • RED ROCK SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 685 MILLCREEK DR; Grades: KG - 03)
  • HELEN M KNIGHT INT SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 168 WEST 400 NORTH; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • GRAND COUNTY MIDDLE (Students: 271; Location: 439 SOUTH 100 EAST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MOAB COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 358 EAST 300 SOUTH; Grades: KG - 06)
  • C R SUNDWALL CENTER (Students: 11; Location: 190 EAST 100 NORTH; Grades: PK - PK)

Library in Moab:

  • GRAND COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $521,714; Location: 257 EAST CENTER ST; 41,855 books; 6,289 audio materials; 4,074 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 39 state licensed databases; 102 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • KZMU is now 90.1 and 106.7FM and the first Wind powered radio station in the world.

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Notable locations in Moab: Canyonlands Campark (A), Grand County Emergency Medical Services (B), Moab City Hall (C), Moab Police Department (D), Grand County Public Library (E), Moab Valley Fire Protection District Station 1 (F), Dan O'Laurie Canyon County Museum (G), Grand County Courthouse (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Valley Shopping Center (1), Millers Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Moab: EXCALIBUR INDUSTRIES (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Moab include: Church of God of Prophecy (A), Community Baptist Church (B), Espiscopal Church of Saint Francis (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), Grace Lutheran Church (E), Moab Baptist Church (F), Saint Pius X Catholic Church (G), Seventh Day Adventist Church (H), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Pack Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Dan O'Laurie Museum of Moab (118 East Center Street), Butch Cassidy's King World Waterpark (Water Parks & Slides; 1500 North Highway 191), Norman Robert R Senior (Water Parks & Slides; 11 North Main Street), U S Government Offices - Interior Department- National Park Service- Canyonlands National (Recreation Areas; North Highway 191), United States Government - Interior Dept- National Park Service- Arches National Park Informa (Recreation Areas; North Highway 191), National Park Service - Canyonlands National Park- River District (Recreation Areas; North Highway 191), Canyonlands National Park-Needles Visitor Center (Recreation Areas; Highway 211), National Park Service - Canyonlands National Park- Headquarters Office (Recreation Areas; 2282 Resource Boulevard), National Park Service - Canyonlands National Park- Island in the Sky Dist (Recreation Areas; North Highway 191).

Hotels: Dark Canyon Recreation (1411 Arnel Lane), Holiday Inn Express & Suites (1653 North Highway 191), Lazy Lizard International Hostel (1213 South Highway 191), Red Cliff's Adventure Lodge (Highway 128), LA Quinta Inn (815 South Main Street), Inca Inn (570 North Main Street), Montgomery Archaeological Consultants (322 East 100 South), Super 8 Moab UT (889 North Main Street), Angel Rock Real Estate (37 East Center Street).

Courts: Grand County - Courts-Seventh District- Juvenile Courts- District C (125 East Center Street), Grand County - Courts-Seventh District- Justice Court- Council (125 East Center Street), Grand County - Courts-Seventh District- District Court (125 East Center Street).

Grand County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 27.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 22.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.9
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Moab and their reported violations in the past:

MOAB CITY (Population served: 4,900, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
DEAD HORSE POINT (Population served: 704, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CANYONLANDS NP - NEEDLES DISTRICT HQ (Population served: 406, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
ARCHVIEW RESORT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 208, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-11-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2014)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
SLICKROCK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-09-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MOAB KOA CAMP (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BUCKS GRILL HOUSE (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ROCKLAND RANCH (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-11-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-27-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-27-2011)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 241 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Moab that have no violations reported:

  • CANYONLANDS NP - ISLAND IN THE SKY (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • HATCH POINT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 45.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.4%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.2%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Moab in 2010:

  • 33 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 29 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Moab in 2000:

  • 33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Moab, Utah environmental map by EPA

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Moab compared to Utah state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Moab (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Moab Branch at 4 N Main Street, branch established on 1955/12/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Zions First National Bank: Moab Branch at 330 South Main Street, branch established on 1962/02/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $17,531.3 mil, Deposits: $14,905.3 mil, headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 151 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Moab, Utah:

  • Bowen Motel, 169 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-7132, Fax: (435) 259-6641
  • Comfort Suites Moab, 800 S Main, Moab, UT 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-5252, Fax: (435) 259-7110
  • Super 8 Motel - Moab, 889 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-8868, Fax: (435) 259-8968
  • Sleep Inn, 1051 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-4655, Fax: (435) 259-5838
  • Best Western Canyonlands Inn, 16 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-2300, Fax: (435) 259-2301
  • Ramada - Downtown Moab, 182 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-7141, Fax: (435) 259-6299
  • Gonzo Inn The, 100 W 200 S, Moab, UT 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-2515, Fax: (435) 259-6692
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 70 W 200 N, Moab, UT 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-5145, Fax: (435) 259-0519
  • 9 other hotels and motels
All 17 fire-safe hotels and motels in Moab, Utah

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Moab travel time to work - commute Moab mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Moab city (based on Grand County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.65%
Here: 48.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents58.6%13.6%10.3%6.3%4.4%
Congregations33.3%11.1%5.6%5.6%5.6%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.2%1.2%1.0%1.6%
Congregations5.6%11.1%5.6%5.6%11.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Grand County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Grand County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Grand County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

26.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Grand County:

19.7%
Utah:

23.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,190$42,5700$0
Other Government Administration 13$64,810$59,8251$609
Police Protection - Officers 15$60,562$48,4500$0
Streets and Highways 13$43,634$40,2780$0
Health 3$10,547$42,1880$0
Sewerage 2$7,295$43,7700$0
Parks and Recreation 10$29,057$34,86851$25,105
Water Supply 5$19,685$47,2440$0
Other and Unallocable 6$25,224$50,4481$89
Totals for Government 71$275,004$46,48053$25,803

Moab government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $352,000 ($68.62)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,259,000 ($245.42)
    Regular Highways: $940,000 ($183.24)
    Central Staff Services: $719,000 ($140.16)
    Health - Other: $708,000 ($138.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $617,000 ($120.27)
    Water Utilities: $479,000 ($93.37)
    Financial Administration: $367,000 ($71.54)
    Sewerage: $337,000 ($65.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000 ($16.18)
    General - Other: $80,000 ($15.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $28,000 ($5.46)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($0.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($3.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $183,000 ($35.67)
    Police Protection: $156,000 ($30.41)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($6.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($6.04)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($2.53)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $228,000 ($44.44)

Moab government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $694,000 ($135.28)
    Sewerage: $630,000 ($122.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000 ($40.16)
    All Other: $135,000 ($26.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $66,000 ($12.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $904,000 ($176.22)
    General Revenue, NEC: $551,000 ($107.41)
    Interest Earnings: $174,000 ($33.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $548,000 ($106.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $174,000 ($33.92)
    All Other: $22,000 ($4.29)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $2,642,000 ($515.01)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,188,000 ($231.58)
    Public Utilities Sales: $165,000 ($32.16)
    Other License: $141,000 ($27.49)

Moab government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,681,000 ($522.61)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,321,000 ($452.44)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $438,000 ($85.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,000 ($15.20)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $399,000 ($77.78)
    Beginning: $371,000 ($72.32)

Moab government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,474,000 ($287.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,346,000 ($652.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $675,000 ($131.58)

7.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Utah average:

6.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Salt Lake County, UT  1.08% ($39,718 average AGI)
from San Juan County, UT  0.47% ($38,765)
from Utah County, UT  0.31% ($57,455)


7.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Utah average:

6.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.72% ($26,500 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  0.47% ($39,294)
to San Juan County, UT  0.28% ($31,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moab:

  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSLL (1080 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: AGAINST THE WIND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moab:

  • K232AR (94.3 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: SOUTH EASTERN UTAH TRANSLATOR SERVICES)
  • K213BC (90.5 FM; NORTH MOAB, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • K201CW (88.1 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K205CH (88.9 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KCYN (97.1 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: MOAB COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K291AF (106.1 FM; CASTLE VALLEY, UT; Owner: MOAB PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K277AF (103.3 FM; CASTLE VALLEY, ETC., UT; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KZMU (89.7 FM; MOAB, UT; Owner: MOAB PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KEKB (99.9 FM; FRUITA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Moab, Utah:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Utah average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 139
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 250
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
See more detailed statistics of Moab fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 86 meters (282ft)
Total average daily traffic: 63,196
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,482
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 82,339

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Moab, UT
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Moab)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Moab, UT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Moab)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Moab)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 52
  • Hazardous Condition: 35
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Moab

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Moab, UT
Businesses in Moab, UT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
Best Western2Motel 61
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Ramada1
Comfort Suites1Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Sleep Inn1
Dennys1Starbucks1
FedEx3Super 81
Ford1The Room Place1
H&R Block1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS4
Kroger1Wendy's1
La Quinta1
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