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Moriarty, New Mexico

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The location of Moriarty

Welcome to Moriarty ...

The city of Moriarty is located in central New Mexico.

Moriarty is located in Torrance County.

The location of Moriarty has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Moriarty has a population of 1,805 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Moriarty is 6,220 feet [1,896 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Moriarty is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Moriarty lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Moriarty is within the (505) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Moriarty had a population of 1,910 people (which is 11.66% of the total population of Torrance County). This makes Moriarty the county's most populous community.

The population of Moriarty represents 0.09% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,910 people, the population of Moriarty increased 8.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,765 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Moriarty had an population of 1,805 people. This is a decrease of 5.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.27% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Moriarty.

Communities near Moriarty ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Edgewood   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Moriarty

Located in Santa Fe County

Estancia   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Moriarty

Tijeras   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Moriarty

Located in Bernalillo County

McIntosh   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Moriarty

Stanley   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Moriarty

Located in Santa Fe County

Cedar Grove   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Moriarty

Located in Santa Fe County

Chilili   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Moriarty

Located in Bernalillo County

Ponderosa Pine   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Moriarty

Located in Bernalillo County

Sandia Knolls   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Moriarty

Located in Bernalillo County

Cedar Crest   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Moriarty

Located in Bernalillo County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Moriarty.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Moriarty. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Moriarty. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moriarty.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Moriarty:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moriarty ...

Looking for more information about Moriarty? 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 Moriarty, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Moriarty.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Mexico

About Torrance County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moriarty. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Torrance County:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Moriarty.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moriarty - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moriarty) 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 Moriarty. 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 Moriarty

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moriarty. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0068, Longitude: -106.0484     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moriarty have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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