Moapa Valley, Nevada

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Moapa Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. The valley in which the community lies, also named Moapa Valley, is about 40 miles (64 km) long and lies roughly northwest to southeast.



The Muddy River, formerly called the Moapa River, originates from the Warm Springs Natural Area, and flows through the valley before emptying into Lake Mead. The towns of Moapa, Logandale and Overton are located in the valley. Logandale is about 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Moapa and Overton is about 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Logandale. Prior to the creation of Lake Mead, Moapa Valley also included the town of St. Thomas, which was abandoned in 1938 due to the rising lake level. The population was 5,784 at the 2000 census.

Moapa Valley is located at 36°34′28″N 114°27′29″W / 36.57444°N 114.45806°W / 36.57444; -114.45806 (36.574536, -114.457940).[1], at an elevation of 1,265 ft (386 m) above sea level. The United States Census Bureau gives the CDP a total area of 43.7 square miles (113.2 km²), of which, 43.6 square miles (112.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.30%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,784 people, 1,934 households, and 1,525 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 132.7 people per square mile (51.3/km²). There were 2,213 housing units at an average density of 50.8/sq mi (19.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.41% White, 0.24% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 4.34% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.09% of the population.

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