Moorhead, Minnesota Population 2020

44,753

Moorhead is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 44,753, it is the 21st largest city in Minnesota and the 875th largest city in the United States. Moorhead is currently growing at a rate of 1.59% annually and its population has increased by 17.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,065 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, Moorhead has a population density of 2,010 people per square mile.

The average household income in Moorhead is $71,687 with a poverty rate of 14.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $839 per month, and the median house value is $181,900. The median age in Moorhead is 29.9 years, 29.6 years for males, and 30.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.

Moorhead Demographics

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

  • White: 89.20%
  • Black or African American: 4.26%
  • Two or more races: 3.13%
  • Native American: 1.51%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Other race: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Moorhead, Minnesota is 44,753, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 43,349.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 38,065.

Moorhead, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,81589.20%
Black or African American1,8074.26%
Two or More Races1,3263.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native6411.51%
Asian5601.32%
Some Other Race2430.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.01%

Moorhead Population Pyramid 2020

Moorhead Median Age

29.9


Total

29.6


Male

30.4


Female

Moorhead Adults

There are 32,813 adults, (5,054 of whom are seniors) in Moorhead.

Moorhead Age Dependency

52.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Moorhead Sex Ratio

Female

21,553

50.84%

Male

20,842

49.16%

Moorhead Households and Families

Moorhead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Moorhead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.2%14.8%
Male66.9%33.1%
All61.6%38.4%
Female42.6%57.4%
Non Family37.6%62.4%

61.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,9992.4261.6
Married7,5413.1385.2
Non Family6,4031.4137.6
Female1,4383.0342.6
Male6172.8566.9

3.02

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Moorhead Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4561.86%
9th to 12th Grade7583.10%
High School Graduate5,55222.68%
Some College4,92620.13%
Associates Degree3,74815.31%
Bachelors Degree6,58826.92%
Graduate Degree2,44910.01%

Moorhead Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,81321,0438,389
Black855690262
Hispanic839714162
Multiple Races435395104
Native American36325342
Asian25125178
Other Race998641

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 41.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,027$50,469$35,436
Less Than High School$19,180$25,833$
High School Grad$31,447$43,718$22,470
Some College$40,243$48,579$34,099
Bachelors Degree$46,192$54,592$40,543
Graduate Degree$57,472$70,065$51,076

$42,027

Average Earnings

$50,469

Average Male

$35,436

Average Female

Moorhead Language

Moorhead Language by Age

Moorhead Language

92.93% of Moorhead residents speak only English, while 7.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Moorhead Poverty

Moorhead Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,3984,02112.04%
Black1,53076550.00%
Hispanic1,91135418.52%
Native58333657.63%
Multiple1,25620216.08%
Asian39418246.19%
Other2424116.94%

14.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.71%

Male Poverty Rate

16.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Moorhead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Moorhead is Native, with 57.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Moorhead is White, with 12.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.97%
High School13.42%
Some College9.74%
Bachelors or Greater2.77%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.51%
Female Unemployed28.57%
Female Employed11.22%
Male Employed8.90%

Moorhead Income

Moorhead Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,677$71,687
Families$77,979$89,808
Married Families$89,528-
Non Families$30,723$41,007

Moorhead Marital Status

Moorhead Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Moorhead Married by Age and Sex

Moorhead Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Moorhead Marital Status by Race

Moorhead Veterans

1,957

Number of Veterans

1,760

Male Veterans

197

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam729
Second Gulf War326
First Gulf War281
Korea278
World War II167
Age Group Veterans
75+572
65 to 74480
55 to 64373
35 to 54359
18 to 34173
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8906.33%
Hispanic1029.24%
Indian6015.19%
2 or More71.18%

$Moorhead Veterans by Education

7.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Moorhead Employment Status

71.3%

Labor Force Participation

69.1%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Moorhead 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

37.82%

Born in Minnesota

94.20%

Native Born

5.80%

Foreign Born

3.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.20% of Moorhead residents were born in the United States, with 37.82% having been born in Minnesota. 3.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202044,7537021.59%
201944,0517021.62%
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%