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Welcome to Moscow ...

The city of Moscow is located in Latah County<1> and is the County Seat for Latah County.

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.

  • Pullman [Whitman County]
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    • Pullman [Whitman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the west of Moscow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,336 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pullman<9>
  • Palouse [Whitman County]
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    • Palouse [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the north of Moscow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,055 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palouse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palouse<9>
  • Genesee [Latah County]
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    • Genesee [Latah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the south of Moscow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genesee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Genesee<9>
  • Troy [Latah County]
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    • Troy [Latah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the east of Moscow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Potlatch [Latah County]
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      • Potlatch [Latah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the north of Moscow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potlatch<9>
    • Juliaetta [Latah County]
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      • Juliaetta [Latah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Moscow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juliaetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Juliaetta<9>
    • Albion [Whitman County]
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      • Albion [Whitman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the west of Moscow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<9>
    • Colton [Whitman County]
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      • Colton [Whitman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southwest of Moscow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colton<9>
    • Uniontown [Whitman County]
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      • Uniontown [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the south of Moscow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<9>
    • Kendrick [Latah County]
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      • Kendrick [Latah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the southeast of Moscow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kendrick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kendrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kendrick<9>

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 ...

Find a Community located in Idaho

About Latah County

About Idaho

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Latah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Moscow. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Moscow refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Moscow may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Moscow.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moscow - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Moscow). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Moscow or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Moscow includes: 83843 & 83844.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moscow) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moscow. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MoscowOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moscow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7306, Longitude: -116.9990       In this case, the coordinates for Moscow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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