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Moab is a city in Grand County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for a biblical place; another suggests the name derives from a Piute term for "mosquito."
The latitude of Moab is 38.573N. The longitude is -109.549W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,026 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,845.
Uranium was discovered near here in the 1950s. In recent years, the economy has moved from mining to tourism. The area has become a popular spot for mountain bikers
Sections below provide additional information and links about Moab demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grand 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 84532 ZIP code.
15% of Moab residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Moab ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Moab was $16,228, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Moab residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Moab, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $753.
Libraries in Moab include Grand County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Moab include Moab Times-Independent
Grand County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Moab political report.
The average commute time for Moab workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Moab include Aarchway Inn, Apache Motel, Best Western, Best Western Greenwell Inn, Big Horn Lodge, Comfort Suites Moab, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, La Quinta Inn Moab, Motel 6 Moab ... More hotels.
Moab, UTPros: 1) Near two beautiful national parks
Cons: 1) AVOID MOAB CYCLERY...
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