Moorhead, Minnesota Population 2019

Moorhead, Minnesota's estimated population is 43,349 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Moorhead, Minnesota is the 21st largest city in Minnesota based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1941.33 people/mi² (749.55 people/km²).

The overall median age is 29.7 years, 29.4 years for males, and 30.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 17,082 households in the city, with an average size of 2.42 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.5%, with a median rent of $779/month. The median house has 5.9 rooms, and has a value of $171,100.

The median income for households in Moorhead, Minnesota is $56,516, while the mean household income is $67,773.

Moorhead Mn Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Moorhead Mn was:

  • White: 90.57%
  • Black or African American: 3.49%
  • Two or more races: 2.75%
  • Asian: 1.44%
  • Native American: 1.16%
  • Other race: 0.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(46.8738, -96.7676)
Rank in State21st
StateMinnesota
CountyClay County
Time ZoneCentral Time Zone
Land Area (km²)57.83 (22.33 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.02 (0.01 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID2743864
Density (km²)749.55
Density (mi²)1,941.33
Area Code(s)218
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201843,3491400.32%
201743,2097021.65%
201642,5077321.75%
201541,7756151.49%
201441,1605961.47%
201340,5641610.40%
201240,4032390.60%
201140,1645971.51%
201039,5677,3902.09%
200032,177-118-0.04%
199032,2952,2970.74%
198029,9983110.10%
197029,6876,7532.61%
196022,9348,0644.43%
195014,8705,3794.59%
19409,4911,8402.18%
19307,6511,9312.95%
19205,7208801.68%
19104,8401,1102.64%
19003,7300.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White37,859
Black or African American1,457
Two or More Races1,151
Asian600
American Indian and Alaska Native483
Some Other Race249
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2

Moorhead Mn Population Pyramid 2019

Moorhead Mn Median Age

29.7


Total

29.4


Male

30.4


Female

Moorhead Mn Adults

There are 32,609 adults, (4,974 of whom are seniors) in Moorhead Mn.

Moorhead Mn Age Dependency

51.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Moorhead Mn Sex Ratio

Female

21,395

51.18%

Male

20,406

48.82%

Moorhead Mn Households and Families

Moorhead Mn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Moorhead Mn Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
Male71.5%28.5%
All62.3%37.7%
Female48.3%51.7%
Non Family38.8%61.2%

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,7252.4262.3
Married7,3113.1485.3
Non Family6,4361.3838.8
Female1,4773.2448.3
Male5012.7571.5

3.05

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Moorhead Mn Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4351.82%
9th to 12th Grade7713.23%
High School Graduate5,52023.10%
Some College4,91420.57%
Associates Degree3,31213.86%
Bachelors Degree6,44426.97%
Graduate Degree2,49810.45%

Moorhead Mn Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,51620,6818,357
Hispanic783655146
Black673534196
Multiple Races338304123
Native American31824731
Asian28928989
Other Race1007846

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 46.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,059$47,875$34,376
Less Than High School$27,723$30,643$
High School Grad$33,177$41,720$24,284
Some College$35,441$42,881$30,273
Bachelors Degree$46,559$51,638$41,539
Graduate Degree$56,948$66,786$50,811

$41,059

Average Earnings

$47,875

Average Male

$34,376

Average Female

Moorhead Mn Language

Moorhead Mn Language by Age

Moorhead Mn Language

93.03% of Moorhead Mn residents speak only English, while 6.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other, which is spoken by 2.07% of the population.

Moorhead Mn Poverty

Moorhead Mn Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,1154,42113.35%
Black1,22861349.92%
Hispanic1,86441822.42%
Asian45124754.77%
Native44620946.86%
Multiple1,08118016.65%
Other2494116.47%

15.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.20%

Male Poverty Rate

17.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Moorhead Mn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Moorhead Mn is Asian, with 54.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Moorhead Mn is White, with 13.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.94%
High School13.36%
Some College11.54%
Bachelors or Greater3.09%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.12%
Male Unemployed36.57%
Female Employed12.69%
Male Employed8.51%

Moorhead Mn Income

Moorhead Mn Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,516$67,773
Families$74,581$85,447
Married Families$85,875-
Non Families$29,241$39,557

Moorhead Mn Marital Status

Moorhead Mn Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Moorhead Mn Married by Age and Sex

Moorhead Mn Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Moorhead Mn Marital Status by Race

Moorhead Mn Veterans

1,907

Number of Veterans

1,749

Male Veterans

158

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam719
First Gulf War305
Second Gulf War302
Korea299
World War II147

Moorhead Mn Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8786.28%
Hispanic504.46%
Indian246.52%
2 or More50.99%

Moorhead Mn Veterans by Education

5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Moorhead Mn Employment Status

70.2%

Labor Force Participation

68%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Moorhead Mn Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

38.58%

Born in Minnesota

94.55%

Native Born

5.45%

Foreign Born

3.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.55% of Moorhead Mn residents were born in the United States, with 38.58% having been born in Minnesota. 3.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.