A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Moab ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Moab has a population of 5,336 people<2> (see below for details).
Moab was established in 1878 and was incorporated December 20, 1902.
In the past, Moab was named Grand Valley and Mormon Fort. For more information about the names of Moab, see The Names of Moab on our Genealogy Page.
The community of Moab is 4,010 feet [1,222 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Moab is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Moab lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Moab lies within the (435) area code.
The ZIP code for Moab: 84532<4>
Websites for Moab ...
Official Website: www.moabcity.state.ut.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.moabchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Moab had an population of 5,336 people. This is an increase of 5.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.66% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Moab had a population of 5,046 people (or 54.7% of the total population of Grand County). This makes Moab the county's most populous community.
The population of Moab represents 0.18% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,046 people, the population of Moab increased 5.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,779 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Moab.
Adding Moab to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Moab in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Moab elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .
We also found Moab mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Moab on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Moab ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Moab - they are located in Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia and Washington.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Moab.
Communities near Moab ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Moab.
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 Moab. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Moab.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Moab. 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 Moab.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moab. See our Newspapers Page for Moab.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moab ...
Looking for more information about Moab? 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 Moab, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Moab.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Moab: www.moabcity.state.ut.us/
The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/
The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2021