Moorhead, Minnesota Population 2022

44,471
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Moorhead is a city located in Clay County Minnesota. Moorhead has a 2020 population of 44,471. It is also the county seat of Clay County. Moorhead is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 12.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,567 in 2010.

The average household income in Moorhead is $73,663 with a poverty rate of 16.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $880 per month, and the median house value is $200,300. 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 Moorheadwas:

  • White: 87.62%
  • Black or African American: 5.13%
  • Two or more races: 3.19%
  • Asian: 1.81%
  • Native American: 1.62%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
The current population of Moorhead, Minnesota is 44,471 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 44,471.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,567.

Moorhead, Minnesota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,03687.62%
Black or African American2,2255.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native7041.62%
Asian7871.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1040.24%
Some Other Race1690.39%
Two or More Races1,3843.19%
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Moorhead Population by Race

Moorhead Population Pyramid 2022

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Moorhead Median Age

30.7


Total

30.6


Male

30.7


Female

Moorhead Adults

There are 33,374 adults, (5,067 of whom are seniors) in Moorhead.

Moorhead Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Moorhead Sex Ratio

Female

22,188

51.11%

Male

21,221

48.89%

Moorhead Population by Age

Moorhead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Moorhead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.7%18.3%
Male69.4%30.6%
All58.6%41.4%
Female50.8%49.2%
Non Family34.9%65.1%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Moorhead Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,7982.3858.6
Married7,5413.1181.7
Male5983.169.4
Female1,4873.3250.8
Non Family7,1721.3634.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Moorhead Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4411.76%
9th to 12th Grade7793.11%
High School Graduate5,16720.64%
Some College5,52122.05%
Associates Degree3,95915.81%
Bachelors Degree6,43125.69%
Graduate Degree2,73610.93%
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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
White22,10621,3508,445
Other Race939332
Hispanic801695248
Asian32330197
Black1,045825220
2+ Races42040084
Native American40829173
Islander4646

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.20%.

Moorhead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,567$52,015$38,248
Less Than 9th Grade$19,718$28,529$
High School Graduate$34,085$40,502$26,225
Some College$41,964$50,058$34,390
Bachelors Degree$52,213$65,524$43,260
Graduate Degree$58,988$66,285$54,958

$44,567

Average Earnings

$52,015

Average Male

$38,248

Average Female

Moorhead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Moorhead Language by Age

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Moorhead Language

91.08% of Moorhead residents speak only English, while 8.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.45% of the population.

Moorhead Language

Moorhead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander4646100.00%
Black1,9401,00451.75%
Asian67234651.49%
Native63231750.16%
White33,8184,44413.14%
OtherNaN%
Multiple1,33519614.68%
Hispanic1,94424512.60%

16.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.34%

Male Poverty Rate

18.05%

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 Hispanic, with 12.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.36%.

Moorhead Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.77%
High School16.18%
Some College10.96%
Bachelors or Greater3.78%

Moorhead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.83%
Male Unemployed42.70%
Female Employed10.87%
Female Unemployed46.03%

Moorhead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Moorhead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,220$74,570
Families$86,463$96,452
Married Families$95,800-
Non Families$32,112$41,694
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Income by Household Type

Moorhead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

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 35-44, 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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1,693

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War414
First Gulf War256
Vietnam525
Korea171
World War II61

Moorhead Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34244
35 to 54324
55 to 64323
65 to 74397
75+405

Moorhead Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6055.37%
Black50.36%
Native American5611.72%
2+ Races273.93%
Hispanic585.29%

Moorhead Veterans by Race

Moorhead Veterans by Education

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5.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Moorhead Veterans by Education

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71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

3.8%

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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39.74%

Born in Moorhead

93.66%

Native Born

6.34%

Foreign Born

2.96%

Non Citizen

3.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.66% of Moorhead residents were born in the United States, with 39.74% having been born in Minnesota. 2.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Moorhead Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19003,7300.00%
19104,8401,1102.64%
19205,7208801.68%
19307,6511,9312.95%
19409,4911,8402.18%
195014,8705,3794.59%
196022,9348,0644.43%
197029,6876,7532.61%
198029,9983110.10%
199032,2952,2970.74%
200032,177-118-0.04%
201039,5677,3902.09%
201140,1716041.53%
201240,4062350.58%
201340,5631570.39%
201441,1565931.46%
201541,7846281.53%
201642,5467621.82%
201743,2567101.67%
201843,3791230.28%
201943,6522730.63%
202043,9252730.63%
202144,1982730.62%
202244,4712730.62%

Moorhead Population by Year