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Welcome to Moriarty ...

The city of Moriarty is located in central New Mexico.

Moriarty is located in Torrance County<1>.

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 1,860 people<3> (see below for details).

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 1,860 people. This is a decrease of 2.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.38% since the 2000 Census).

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 (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.

  • Edgewood [Santa Fe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
    • Edgewood [Santa Fe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Moriarty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,107 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<6>
  • Estancia [Torrance County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estancia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estancia
    • Estancia [Torrance County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Moriarty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,571 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estancia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estancia<6>
  • Tijeras [Bernalillo County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tijeras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tijeras
    • Tijeras [Bernalillo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Moriarty
    • Estimated population in 2019: 535 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tijeras
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tijeras<6>
  • McIntosh [Torrance County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stanley [Santa Fe County]
    • Cedar Grove [Santa Fe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Santa Fe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Moriarty
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Chilili [Bernalillo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilili have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilili
      • Chilili [Bernalillo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Moriarty
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilili
    • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa Pine
      • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Moriarty
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa Pine
    • Sandia Knolls [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandia Knolls
      • Sandia Knolls [Bernalillo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Moriarty
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandia Knolls
    • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
      • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Moriarty
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Crest<6>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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: www.torrancecountynm.org/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Torrance, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Moriarty.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moriarty - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- 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, we've provided the following link: 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       In this case, the coordinates for Moriarty have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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