Moorhead, Minnesota Population 2021

44,198
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Moorhead is a city located in Clay County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Clay County. With a 2020 population of 44,198, it is the 21st largest city in Minnesota and the 878th largest city in the United States . Moorhead is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 16.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,065 in 2010. Moorhead reached it's highest population of 44,198 in 2021. Spanning over 22 miles, Moorhead has a population density of 1,985 people per square mile.

The average household income in Moorhead is $73,663 with a poverty rate of 15.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $885 per month, and the median house value is $194,600. The median age in Moorhead is 30.4 years, 30 years for males, and 30.8 years for females.

Moorhead Demographics

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

  • White: 88.54%
  • Black or African American: 5.17%
  • Two or more races: 2.34%
  • Asian: 1.71%
  • Native American: 1.61%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Moorhead, Minnesota is 44,198 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 43,379.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 38,065.

Moorhead, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,02088.54%
Black or African American2,2185.17%
Two or More Races1,0052.34%
Asian7341.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native6901.61%
Some Other Race2210.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander510.12%
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Moorhead Population by Race

Moorhead Population Pyramid $2021

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Moorhead Median Age

30.4


Total

30


Male

30.8


Female

Moorhead Adults

There are 33,114 adults, (5,179 of whom are seniors) in Moorhead.

Moorhead Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Moorhead Sex Ratio

Female

21,823

50.82%

Male

21,116

49.18%

Moorhead Population by Age

Moorhead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Moorhead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
Male67.9%32.1%
All60.2%39.8%
Female38.7%61.3%
Non Family37.5%62.5%

60.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Moorhead Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,4952.3960.2
Married7,7003.1283.5
Non Family6,8471.3737.5
Female1,3293.0238.7
Male6193.2967.9

3.04

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Moorhead Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5242.10%
9th to 12th Grade8063.23%
High School Graduate5,20420.88%
Some College5,15320.68%
Associates Degree3,82715.36%
Bachelors Degree6,71426.94%
Graduate Degree2,69410.81%
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Moorhead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Moorhead Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,11821,3128,648
Black1,001797329
Hispanic809610210
Native American40929254
2+ Races32130272
Asian28028095
Other Race808023
Islander4848

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 white people with a rate of 39.10%.

Moorhead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,717$51,847$36,929
Less Than 9th Grade$30,029$31,657$
High School Graduate$33,343$45,357$23,004
Some College$41,014$50,113$34,815
Bachelors Degree$50,321$58,429$42,944
Graduate Degree$60,088$68,990$53,443

$43,717

Average Earnings

$51,847

Average Male

$36,929

Average Female

Moorhead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Moorhead Language by Age

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Moorhead Language

91.39% of Moorhead residents speak only English, while 8.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.14% of the population.

Moorhead Language

Moorhead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,7304,20312.46%
Black1,8931,00753.20%
Native63934353.68%
Hispanic1,86528115.07%
Asian56221037.37%
Multiple94815416.24%
Islander4848100.00%
Other2202812.73%

15.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.59%

Male Poverty Rate

16.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Moorhead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Moorhead is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Moorhead is White, with 12.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.99%.

Moorhead Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.04%
High School15.63%
Some College11.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.26%

Moorhead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed47.26%
Female Unemployed26.87%
Female Employed11.79%
Male Employed9.23%

Moorhead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Moorhead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,315$73,663
Families$80,051$93,867
Married Families$90,864-
Non Families$32,219$42,070
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Income by Household Type

Moorhead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Moorhead Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Moorhead Marital Status

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1,993

Number of Veterans

1,835

Male Veterans

158

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam639
Second Gulf War362
First Gulf War295
Korea250
World War II154

Moorhead Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+589
65 to 74472
55 to 64382
35 to 54376
18 to 34174

Moorhead Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9046.34%
Hispanic908.47%
Native American5411.07%
2+ Races306.45%
Black50.37%

Moorhead Veterans by Race

Moorhead Veterans by Education

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6.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Moorhead Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

68.8%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Moorhead Employment by Age

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Moorhead Employment by Race

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Moorhead Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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38.35%

Born in Moorhead

93.34%

Native Born

6.66%

Foreign Born

3.31%

Non Citizen

3.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.34% of Moorhead residents were born in the United States, with 38.35% having been born in Minnesota. 3.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Moorhead Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202144,1982730.62%
202043,9252730.63%
201943,6522730.63%
201843,3791230.28%
201743,2567101.67%
201642,5467621.82%
201541,7846281.53%
201441,1565931.46%
201340,5631570.39%
201240,4062350.58%
201140,1716041.53%
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%

Moorhead Population by Year