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Moriarty, New Mexico
Welcome to Moriarty ...
The city of Moriarty is located in central New Mexico.
The location of Moriarty has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Moriarty has a population of 1,837 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Moriarty.
The community of Moriarty is 6,220 feet [1,896 m] above sea level.<4> 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
The telephone area code for Moriarty: (505)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Moriarty had an population of 1,837 people. This is a decrease of 3.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.08% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Moriarty had a population of 1,910 people (or 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 total 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 (which had a count of 1,765 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Moriarty.
Communities near Moriarty ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Moriarty.
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 Moriarty. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Moriarty.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Moriarty.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moriarty. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Moriarty to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Moriarty 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 Moriarty was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1920).
We also found Moriarty on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Moriarty on our Genealogy Page.
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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: www.torrancecountynm.org/
The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2022