Moab, UT Profile: Facts & Data

Advertisement

Moab Local Links & Resources:
Resources | ALL Moab Content
Planning to visit Moab? See Local Hotels

Also See: Moab, UT ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Moab, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Moab had a population of 5,584 as of July 1, 2019. Moab ranks in the upper quartile for 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 38.5733 and longitude -109.5498 in Grand County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moab 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moab: Elk Mountain Mission.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Moab 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Moab (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Utah Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Utah Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Moab, UT - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Photos | Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a Utah Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2019, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Advertisement

Moab, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Moab, UT Housing Affordability Index is 104
State of Utah Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Moab, UT Wealth Index is 46
State of Utah Wealth Index is 97
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

These new demographic attributes are availiable for Neighborhoods, Cities, Counties, and ZIP Codes.

More Tools and Resources:

  1. For information about schools and school attendance zones, use the HTL Address Tool
  2. Our new HTL Neighborhood Explorer provides lots of detail about any neighborhood.
  3. The new 2-Minute Introduction and Concise Guide to Big Data which will help you make the most effective use of HomeTownLocator Tools.
  4. See the References & Data Sources page for more information about methodology and sources of data.
  5. See the Utah COVID-19 Data and US COVID-19 Data for more information on the spread of the novel coronavirus.

POPULATION

Total Population 5,584 (100%)
Population in Households 5,509 (98.7%)
Population in Families 3,970 (71.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 75 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 1,164
Diversity Index2 45
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,250
Average Household Income $57,131
Per Capita Income $23,558
Wealth Index4 46

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,418 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 891 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 347 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $234,273
Housing Affordability Index3 104
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,309
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,303
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.93% 0.92%
Households 0.81% 0.84%
Families 0.6% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.11%

Moab, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moab to the other 327 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 93 72nd
Population Density # 89 73rd
Diversity Index # 52 84th
Median Household Income # 293 11th
Per Capita Income # 203 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Utah Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Utah Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Utah July 1, 2019 Data
Data:
Locations:
Highest or Lowest:
Results:
Advertisement