Moorhead, Mississippi Population 2021

1,975
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Moorhead is a city located in Sunflower County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 1,975, it is the 100th largest city in Mississippi and the 7678th largest city in the United States . Moorhead is currently declining at a rate of -2.18% annually and its population has decreased by -17.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,405 in 2010. Moorhead reached it's highest population of 2,401 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Moorhead has a population density of 1,525 people per square mile.

The average household income in Moorhead is $28,020 with a poverty rate of 50.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $543 per month, and the median house value is $64,100. The median age in Moorhead is 22.2 years, 19.6 years for males, and 30.7 years for females.

Moorhead Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 91.84%
  • White: 7.63%
  • Two or more races: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Moorhead, Mississippi is 1,975 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,107.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,405.

Moorhead, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,39691.84%
White1167.63%
Two or More Races80.53%
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Moorhead Population by Race

Moorhead Population Pyramid $2021

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Moorhead Median Age

22.2


Total

19.6


Male

30.7


Female

Moorhead Adults

There are 1,060 adults, (189 of whom are seniors) in Moorhead.

Moorhead Age Dependency

74.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Moorhead Sex Ratio

Female

870

57.24%

Male

650

42.76%

Moorhead Population by Age

Moorhead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Moorhead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.3%11.7%
Non Family56.9%43.1%
All43.1%56.9%
Male23.7%76.3%
Female20.5%79.5%

43.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Moorhead Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5222.5243.1
Female2153.8420.5
Non Family2091.1156.9
Married602.4288.3
Male382.8723.7

3.39

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Moorhead Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade466.39%
9th to 12th Grade11415.83%
High School Graduate28840.00%
Some College16623.06%
Associates Degree527.22%
Bachelors Degree202.78%
Graduate Degree344.72%
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Moorhead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Moorhead Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.52%.

Moorhead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,485$31,016$17,004
Less Than 9th Grade$30,859$43,375$15,556
High School Graduate$17,194$23,056$16,378
Some College$19,773$23,333$19,375
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$55,000$$55,000

$19,485

Average Earnings

$31,016

Average Male

$17,004

Average Female

Moorhead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Moorhead Language by Age

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Moorhead Language

100.00% of Moorhead residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Moorhead Language

Moorhead Poverty by Race

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50.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

47.62%

Male Poverty Rate

52.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Moorhead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Moorhead is Black, with 53.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Moorhead is Black, with 53.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 22.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.84%.

Moorhead Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School40.97%
Less Than 9th Grade36.25%
Some College33.49%
Bachelors or Greater11.11%

Moorhead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed86.11%
Male Unemployed56.06%
Female Employed28.95%
Male Employed7.27%

Moorhead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Moorhead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$21,000$28,020
Families$20,625$28,279
Married Families$53,333-
Non Families$21,406$27,067
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Income by Household Type

Moorhead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

10.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

12.7%

Male Marriage Rate

8.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Moorhead Marital Status by Race

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Moorhead Marital Status

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24

Number of Veterans

10

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War24
World War II
Korea
Vietnam
First Gulf War

Moorhead Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3424
75+
65 to 74
55 to 64
35 to 54

Moorhead Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black202.13%
White43.57%

Moorhead Veterans by Race

Moorhead Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Moorhead Veterans by Education

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43.4%

Labor Force Participation

31.2%

Employment Rate

28.1%

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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95.79%

Born in Moorhead

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Moorhead residents were born in the United States, with 95.79% having been born in Mississippi. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Moorhead Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,975-44-2.18%
20202,019-44-2.13%
20192,063-44-2.09%
20182,107-8-0.38%
20172,115-67-3.07%
20162,182-44-1.98%
20152,226-55-2.41%
20142,281-45-1.93%
20132,326-41-1.73%
20122,367-25-1.05%
20112,392-9-0.37%
20102,4010.00%

Moorhead Population by Year