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Moriah is a town in Essex County.
One tradition says the community was named for a district in Palestine; another says it was named for the biblical mountain on which Abraham was commanded to sacrifice Isaac
The latitude of Moriah is 44.046N. The longitude is -73.505W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 991 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,879.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Moriah demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12961 ZIP code.
5% of Moriah residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Moriah ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Moriah was $19,721, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Moriah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Moriah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $749.
Libraries in Moriah include Sherman Free Library ... View libraries
Essex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Moriah political report.
The average commute time for Moriah workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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