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The City of Moab had a population of 5,597 as of July 1, 2016. Moab ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moab is located at latitude 38.57 and longitude -109.5477 in Grand County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moab (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grand County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,026 feet.

The City of Moab (GNIS ID: 2411127) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Moab is located within Moab Division of Grand County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moab population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moab: Elk Mountain Mission.

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Moab, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,597
Population in Households 5,521
Population in Familes 4,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 1,174
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 2,308
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,325
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,348 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 960 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $216,040
Average Home Value $220,426


Median Household Income $44,217
Average Household Income $56,515
Per Capita Income $23,393
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.41% 1.26%
Households 1.19% 1.12%
Families 1.16% 1.01%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Moab, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moab to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 89 73rd
Population Density1 # 79 76th
Diversity Index2 # 51 85th
Median Household Income # 272 17th
Per Capita Income # 150 54th

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