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Moorhead, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Moorhead had a population of 44,894 as of July 1, 2019. Moorhead ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moorhead is located at latitude 46.8739 and longitude -96.7676 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moorhead encompass a land area of 19.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Moorhead (GNIS ID: 2395392) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moorhead: City of Moorhead.

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Moorhead, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Moorhead, MN Housing Affordability Index is 135
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Moorhead, MN Wealth Index is 77
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 44,894 (100%)
Population in Households 41,862 (93.2%)
Population in Families 30,514 (68.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,032 ( 6.8%)
Population Density 2,010
Diversity Index2 28
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,762
Average Household Income $74,547
Per Capita Income $28,688
Wealth Index4 77

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,525 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,542 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,064 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $205,020
Housing Affordability Index3 135
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,067
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 10,167
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.47% 1.37%
Households 1.62% 1.39%
Families 1.67% 1.32%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Moorhead, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moorhead to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 98th
Population Density # 76 92nd
Diversity Index # 190 79th
Median Household Income # 449 50th
Per Capita Income # 580 36th

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