Life in Moab, Utah

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Moab, Utah? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Moab?
Emily Walburger reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Moab's weather is arid and dry. Summers are hot, no doubt about it, with highs often in the low 100's. This little desert town can go months without a drop of rain, depending on the severity of the drought in any given year. No natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or flooding. Earthquakes are infrequent. Winters are cool and mild, temps drop to freezing, and you often see an inch or two of snow drift down to dust the rocks.Crime is pretty low in Moab, as it's a town with a population around 5,000 people. Most crime comes in the form of thefts and break-ins. With police not as numerous in the area as in bigger towns, the opportunity for thefts is greater. Also reported is vandalism of private property, as well as of retail outlets and park areas.The better parts of Moab tend to be toward the northern end of town, near Westwood Dr. and Pallisade Dr, and on through the center of downtown. These streets tend to have beautiful, quaint little homes and well cared for neighborhoods. Public school in the area attracts families with children. Also vacation rentals are common here, normally filled in summer. Less expensive parts of town are near the end of Mill Creek Dr. away from town, where small trailers and ramshackle homes are common.Moab is rich with diversity, welcoming visitors and tourists from all over the country and even the world. The most common individuals are outdoorsy, active people with a love for adventure and nature. Older retirees or vacationers with deeper pockets are also common. People are relaxed and laid back, open to welcoming a wide variety of new-comers. Someone with a delicate, don't-break-my-nails type personality would be someone who might not mesh quite as well with the rest.
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The downtown main street area is a wonderful place to spend the day and shop. Unique boutiques and little shops with western feel are common. It's a great place to find souvenirs and outdoor gear.Moab brewery brews their own beer and provides a wide array of amazing deli options. Pasta Jay's is a unique Italian place with a hometown feel and excellent service.There are two public high schools and a handful of public elementary schools in Moab. None of the schools have very many students, but their academic programs are on par with the rest of the country.There is not a huge dating scene in Moab, although the frequent influx of tourists provides a great variety of people coming through.
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Excess noise is minimal in Moab. Most of the noise pollution comes from tourist traffic and events such as loud concerts.The pros and cons of living in any given area are always purely subjective. Living in Moab could be considered preferable to living in St. George, due to the lower cost of living and the drastic decrease in crowds of people, however St. George's shopping and night life are far superior.
Living in Moab could also be considered preferable to living in Tropic, where the population is so tiny that very few retail outlets or accommodations exist.
Moab Regional Hospital offers critical care and emergency services. More critical patients are air lifted to St. George.There are endless great places to visit in Moab. Canyonlands National Park, Sand Flats Recreation Area, and Slick Rock Gorge are all great places to 4x4 and mountain bike. Hiking and whitewater rafting are also popular.
General comments   
Moab is an amazing, little-known and under appreciated gem. There is so much to do, see, feel and experience in this outdoor mecca. This town has an adventurous feel, and will really appeal to those who are looking to get out and explore the secrets of deep canyons and slick rock. There's so much to enjoy, from the stunning rock formations to the swirling waters of the Colorado River.   
Moab, Utah population: 5046

How many black people live in Moab? How many white people?
Number of White People4306Percentage of White people85.3%
Number of Black People47Percentage of Black people0.9%
Number of Hispanic People653Percentage of Hispanic people12.9%
Number of Asian People66Percentage of Asian people1.3%
Number of American Indian People342Percentage of American Indian people6.8%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Moab, Utah

Percent college grads: 23.7%
Percent grad school grads: 8.6%
Unemployment rate: 5.8
Median house value: 182700
Median income: 39681

How many singles in Moab?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
3252191.48men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
2501621.54men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
1901511.26men for each woman

Crimes in Moab, Utah
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault130%1%
Auto Theft150%2%

Weather History for Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0000784150495395
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Moab, Utah?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year27916
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0000885342505181

How many hot humid days a year does Moab, Utah have?
How many cloudy days a year does Moab, Utah have?
How many sunny days a year does Moab, Utah have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Moab, Utah have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year00146103116201266767

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.