Moab, Utah

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Population in 2017: 5,253 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 
Males: 2,709  (51.6%)
Females: 2,544  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
Utah median age:

31.0 years

Zip codes: 84532.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,765 (it was $32,620 in 2000)
Moab:

$48,765
UT:

$68,358

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,063 (it was $16,228 in 2000)

Moab city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,252 (it was $98,100 in 2000)
Moab:

$189,252
UT:

$275,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $268,317; detached houses: $284,858; townhouses or other attached units: $245,038; mobile homes: $43,543

Median gross rent in 2017: $829.

March 2019 cost of living index in Moab: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.8%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.2% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Moab, UT (2010)
    • 3,97878.8%White alone
    • 64612.8%Hispanic
    • 2785.5%American Indian alone
    • 691.4%Two or more races
    • 440.9%Asian alone
    • 210.4%Black alone
    • 70.1%Other race alone
    • 30.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Utah and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Moab, Utah as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Moab is 316 to 1.


Crime rates in Moab by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(80.2)
4
(80.6)
1
(20.5)
1
(20.5)
1
(19.5)
4
(79.5)
1
(19.4)
2
(38.7)
6
(117.7)
2
(39.0)
7
(136.0)
5
(95.0)
8
(151.9)
7
(132.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(60.1)
1
(20.1)
1
(20.5)
2
(41.0)
1
(19.5)
2
(39.7)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(340.8)
12
(241.7)
18
(368.4)
14
(287.1)
12
(233.9)
13
(258.3)
8
(155.6)
10
(193.4)
13
(255.1)
8
(155.9)
13
(252.5)
21
(399.1)
25
(474.7)
23
(436.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
37
(741.8)
34
(684.9)
19
(388.9)
38
(779.2)
34
(662.8)
31
(616.1)
34
(661.1)
25
(483.6)
25
(490.6)
15
(292.2)
24
(466.2)
15
(285.1)
6
(113.9)
15
(284.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
165
(3,308)
144
(2,901)
193
(3,950)
169
(3,465)
218
(4,250)
235
(4,670)
186
(3,617)
170
(3,288)
187
(3,670)
147
(2,864)
83
(1,612)
48
(912.2)
54
(1,025)
138
(2,617)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(200.5)
18
(362.6)
7
(143.3)
5
(102.5)
9
(175.4)
15
(298.1)
6
(116.7)
17
(328.8)
16
(314.0)
14
(272.7)
4
(77.7)
10
(190.0)
7
(132.9)
22
(417.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(60.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(58.3)
1
(19.3)
2
(39.2)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
1
(19.0)
2
(37.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)350.6311.8292.9287.5298.6420.7291.7261.3351.5219.2262.6227.5276.1400.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Moab, UT

Crime rate in Moab detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 21 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.03
Utah average:

1.51
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Ancestries: English (21.3%), American (17.0%), German (13.7%), Irish (6.2%), Scottish (3.8%), West Indian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 01/1903

Elevation: 4025 feet

Land area: 3.64 square miles.

Population density: 1,443 people per square mile   (low).

Moab, Utah map

370 residents are foreign born (4.4% Latin America, 0.7% North America).

This city:

6.8%
Utah:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,073 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,256 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.57 N, Longitude: 109.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,311 (+24.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,922 (73.0%)

Area code: 435

Distribution of median household income in Moab, UT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Moab, UT in 2017
Moab satellite photo by USGS

Moab tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Utah:

3.0%
Historical population in Moab, UT
Historical housing units in Moab, UT

Population change in the 1990s: +779 (+19.5%).
Most common industries in Moab, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.2%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.2%)
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.2%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Moab, UT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)

Average climate in Moab, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Moab, Utah environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.6. This is better than average.

City:

57.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 45.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.5
U.S.:

33.3

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 the city 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 Moab 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 Moab 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 (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, 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 school in Moab:

Public elementary/middle schools in Moab:

  • HELEN M. KNIGHT SCHOOL (Students: 806, Location: 505 N MIVIDA DR, Grades: KG-6)
  • GRAND COUNTY MIDDLE (Students: 243, Location: 439 S 100 E, Grades: 7-8)
  • MOAB CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 358 E 300 S, Grades: KG-6, Charter school)
See full list of schools located in Moab

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.

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Moab:

Marital status in Moab, UT
  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

For population 25 years and over in Moab:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Utah average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Moab
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Moab, UT (based on Grand County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other2,94810
Evangelical Protestant8237
Catholic6351
Mainline Protestant5554
None4,264-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.4%
Utah:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.6%
Utah:

45.5%

Average BMI:
Moab:

28.8
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Moab:

24.8%
Utah:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.6%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Utah:

6.8

Overweight people:
Moab:

34.1%
Utah:

31.6%

General health condition:
This city:

53.8%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.3%
Utah:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Moab, UT Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 15$60,562$48,4500$0
Other Government Administration 13$64,810$59,8251$609
Streets and Highways 13$43,634$40,2780$0
Parks and Recreation 10$29,057$34,86851$25,105
Other and Unallocable 6$25,224$50,4481$89
Water Supply 5$19,685$47,2440$0
Financial Administration 4$14,190$42,5700$0
Health 3$10,547$42,1880$0
Sewerage 2$7,295$43,7700$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 71$275,004$46,48053$25,803

Moab government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $71,000 ($13.52)
    General - Other: $48,000 ($9.14)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($3.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.95)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,966,000 ($374.26)
    Regular Highways: $1,735,000 ($330.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,632,000 ($310.68)
    Central Staff Services: $1,494,000 ($284.41)
    Sewerage: $1,429,000 ($272.04)
    Water Utilities: $391,000 ($74.43)
    Financial Administration: $290,000 ($55.21)
    Health - Other: $242,000 ($46.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000 ($15.80)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($5.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($5.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($6.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $46,000 ($8.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,830,000 ($729.11)

Moab government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,085,000 ($206.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $966,000 ($183.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $383,000 ($72.91)
    Other: $246,000 ($46.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $235,000 ($44.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $441,000 ($83.95)
    Fines and Forfeits: $92,000 ($17.51)
    Donations From Private Sources: $91,000 ($17.32)
    Rents: $48,000 ($9.14)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $600,000 ($114.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $166,000 ($31.60)
    Other: $58,000 ($11.04)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $4,052,000 ($771.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,402,000 ($266.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $309,000 ($58.82)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $245,000 ($46.64)
    Other License: $3,000 ($0.57)

Moab government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $345,000 ($65.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $268,000 ($51.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,000 ($14.66)

9.48% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,997 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.48%
Utah average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.93% ($40,263 average AGI)


8.42% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,802 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.42%
Utah average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.97% ($41,051 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  0.70% ($35,500)
to San Juan County, UT  0.55% ($39,318)
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

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.)
Moab fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Moab fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 331ft / 101mTotal length
  • $285,000Total costs
  • 100,591Total average daily traffic
  • 23,782Total average daily truck traffic
  • 123,610Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Moab, UT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 52010-2018
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: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Moab, UT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 60 (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: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Moab)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Moab)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 55 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fires - 52 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Moab, UT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.2%), and Structure Fires (29.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Moab, UT
    • 6149.2%Outside Fires
    • 3729.8%Structure Fires
    • 2318.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 32.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Moab, UT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Moab, Utah:

  • Bowen Motel, 169 N Main St, Moab, Utah 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-7132, Fax: (435) 259-6641
  • Quality Suites, 800 S Main, Moab, Utah 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-5252, Fax: (435) 259-7110
  • Super 8 Motel - Moab, 889 N Main St, Moab, Utah 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-8868, Fax: (435) 259-8968
  • Sleep Inn, 1051 S Main St, Moab, Utah 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-4655, Fax: (435) 259-5838
  • Best Western Canyonlands Inn, 16 S Main St, Moab, Utah 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-2300, Fax: (435) 259-2301
  • Ramada - Downtown Moab, 182 S Main St, Moab, Utah 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-7141, Fax: (435) 259-6299
  • Becker Enterprises Inc Dba Moab Valley Inn, 711 S Main St, Moab, Utah 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-4419, Fax: (435) 259-9382
  • Days Inn, 426 N Main, Moab, Utah 84532 , Phone: (435) 259-4468, Fax: (435) 259-4018
  • 16 other hotels and motels
All 24 fire-safe hotels and motels in Moab, Utah
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Moab, UT
  • 82.8%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Electricity
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 1.2%Solar energy
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Moab, UT
  • 83.1%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Electricity
  • 0.7%Wood


Moab compared to Utah state average:

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

Moab on our top lists:

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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 (84532) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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