A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Moscow ...
The location of Moscow has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Moscow: MOSS-koe<3>
When the people of Moscow refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Moscovite<4>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Moscow has a population of 25,870 people<5> (see below for details).
Moscow was established in 1871.
The community of Moscow is 2,570 feet [783 m] above sea level.<6> In other words, the elevation of Moscow is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Moscow lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Moscow is within the boundaries of the (208) area code.
The ZIP codes for Moscow: 83843-83844<7>
Websites for Moscow ...
Official Website: www.ci.moscow.id.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Moscow had an population of 25,870 people. This is an increase of 8.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.51% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Moscow had a population of 23,800 people (or 63.9% of the total population of Latah County). This makes Moscow the county's most populous community.
The population of Moscow represents 1.52% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 23,800 people, the population of Moscow increased 11.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,291 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Moscow.
Communities Also Named Moscow ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Moscow - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Moscow.
Communities near Moscow ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Moscow.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Moscow. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Moscow.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Moscow. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Moscow.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moscow. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Moscow.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moscow ...
Looking for more information about Moscow? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Moscow, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Moscow.
Adding Moscow to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Moscow in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Moscow was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Moscow
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Moscow on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Moscow: www.ci.moscow.id.us/
The official website for Latah County: www.latah.id.us/
The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2022