Living in Moab, UT

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Moab SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
10

Moab, UT Crime Report

208
Total Crimes
3,943.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
53.56%
Above National Average

Moab, UT Cost Of Living

102
Moab's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Moab, Utah Info Snack

Moab is a city on the southern edge of Grand County in eastern Utah in the western United States. The population was 5,046 at the 2010 census, and in 2015 the population was estimated to be 5,235. It is the county seat and largest city in Grand County. Moab attracts a large number of tourists every year, mostly visitors to the nearby Arches and Canyonlands national parks. The town is a popular base for mountain bikers who ride the extensive network of trails including the Slickrock Trail, and for off-roaders who come for the annual Moab Jeep Safari.
Population
5,259
Unemployment
9.3%
Poverty
10.5%
Median Home
$231,700
Median Income
$48,879
Median Rent
$824

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Population over time in Moab

Year Population % Change
2017 5,259 0.5%
2016 5,232 0.7%
2015 5,196 0.4%
2014 5,175 1.4%
2013 5,105 0.4%
2012 5,087 1.1%
2011 5,031 0.7%
2010 4,997 0.9%
2009 4,950 -
Crime/100k Moab UT USA
Violent Crime 625.7 233.1 368.9
Murder 19.0 1.9 5.0
Robbery 37.9 39.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 436.1 136.6 246.8
Property Crime 3318.2 2377.5 2199.5
Burglary 284.4 315.3 376.0
Larceny 2616.6 1817.7 1594.6
Car Theft 417.1 244.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Moab

White
74.2% (3,904)
African American
1.0% (51)
American Indian
4.2% (223)
Asian
2.4% (124)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.7% (87)
Hispanic
16.5% (870)
Race Moab UT USA
White 74.2% 78.6% 61.1%
African American 1.0% 1.1% 12.3%
American Indian 4.2% 0.9% 0.7%
Asian 2.4% 2.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.9% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.7% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 16.5% 13.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Moab, Utah

Less than $10,000
5.8% (30,757)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.5% (18,403)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.5% (65,548)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (62,775)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.1% (95,297)
$50,000 to $74,999
26.9% (141,685)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.4% (49,413)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.4% (49,413)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.0% (10,588)
$200,000 or more
0.4% (2,016)
Income Moab UT USA
Less than $10,000 5.8% 4.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.5% 3.1% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.5% 6.8% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 8.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.1% 12.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 26.9% 20.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.4% 15.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.4% 17.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.0% 6.4% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.4% 5.7% 7.0%

Gender in Moab

Female
49.2% (2,588)
Male
50.8% (2,671)
Gender Moab UT USA
Female 49.2% 49.7% 50.8%
Male 50.8% 50.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Moab for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (210)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (210)
High School / GED
36.0% (1,893)
Some College
16.0% (841)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (578)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (946)
Master's Degree
9.0% (473)
Professional Degree
1.0% (52)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (52)
Education Moab UT USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 23.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 26.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Moab

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

There was an unending supply of activities including camping, off-roading, biking, climbing, and rafting. The people were friendly and the streets were clean.

My favorite place in Moab was the Moab Brewery. The food was good and the beer was good as well. The main thing to watch out for in Moab is the heat. It was over 100 degrees every day that I was there.


HomeSnacks User

The city has a lot of great shops and dining establishments from which to choose. The city seems safe and friendly, everyone is very nice. People all take an acute interest in nature and engaging in physical activities out doors. Housing is reasonable and there is someone you can always meet and get along with when hanging out in town.

There is so much natural beauty that abounds in the general vicinity. You can simply tell that people enjoy their lives and enjoy living here. There is not a lot of stress like in the day to day work a day world, and much of what you are experiencing in Moab just seems real, like you have left the rest of the world behind. Just getting to meet other people with similar life interests in nature and out door recreation is whats makes the city a very friendly and fun place to be.


HomeSnacks User

The gateway to Arches National Park. Has Jeep rental, some simple hotels, places to eat

Arches National Park is "the thing" that brings all visitors to Moab.

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