Moorhead, Mississippi Population 2020

1,942
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Moorhead is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 1,942, it is the 103rd largest city in Mississippi and the 7712th largest city in the United States. Moorhead is currently declining at a rate of -3.38% annually and its population has decreased by -19.25% 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 1,499 people per square mile.

The average household income in Moorhead is $28,240 with a poverty rate of 47.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $542 per month, and the median house value is $57,300. The median age in Moorhead is 21.7 years, 19.7 years for males, and 29.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 79.9 males.

Moorhead Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 89.79%
  • White: 9.71%
  • Two or more races: 0.50%
  • 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 1,942, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,078.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,405.

Moorhead, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,60989.79%
White1749.71%
Two or More Races90.50%
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Moorhead Population Pyramid 2020

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Moorhead Median Age

21.7


Total

19.7


Male

29.3


Female

Moorhead Adults

There are 1,254 adults, (183 of whom are seniors) in Moorhead.

Moorhead Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Moorhead Sex Ratio

Female

996

55.58%

Male

796

44.42%

Moorhead Households and Families

Moorhead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Moorhead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.9%16.1%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
All48.3%51.7%
Female31.5%68.5%
Male12.8%87.2%

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5732.7548.3
Female2513.8831.5
Non Family1901.1360.5
Married932.8383.9
Male393.1812.8

3.48

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Moorhead Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade586.86%
9th to 12th Grade10111.94%
High School Graduate27132.03%
Some College25329.91%
Associates Degree819.57%
Bachelors Degree333.90%
Graduate Degree495.79%
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Moorhead Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.76%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,375$30,192$16,134
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$17,500$23,542$16,048
Some College$16,141$27,868$12,200
Bachelors Degree$28,281$$28,281
Graduate Degree$41,786$$53,750

$19,375

Average Earnings

$30,192

Average Male

$16,134

Average Female

Moorhead Language

Moorhead Language by Age

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Moorhead Language

99.64% of Moorhead residents speak only English, while 0.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.36% of the population.

Moorhead Poverty

Moorhead Poverty by Race

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47.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.28%

Male Poverty Rate

49.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Moorhead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Moorhead is Black, with 51.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Moorhead is Black, with 51.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.49%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.28%
High School43.17%
Some College35.93%
Bachelors or Greater7.32%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed81.44%
Male Unemployed58.33%
Female Employed29.78%
Male Employed3.97%

Moorhead Income

Moorhead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$19,966$28,240
Families$20,750$29,942
Married Families$60,938-
Non Families$19,479$24,564
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Moorhead Marital Status

Moorhead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

13.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.3%

Male Marriage Rate

10.8%

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 55-64.

Moorhead Marital Status by Race

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Moorhead Veterans

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41

Number of Veterans

22

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War27
Vietnam7
First Gulf War7
World War II
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3427
65 to 747
55 to 644
75+3
35 to 54
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black282.60%
White137.74%

Moorhead Veterans by Education

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9.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Moorhead Employment Status

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43.5%

Labor Force Participation

29.1%

Employment Rate

33%

Unemployment Rate

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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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94.14%

Born in Mississippi

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Moorhead residents were born in the United States, with 94.14% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,942-68-3.38%
20192,010-68-3.27%
20182,078-34-1.61%
20172,112-68-3.12%
20162,180-42-1.89%
20152,222-57-2.50%
20142,279-46-1.98%
20132,325-41-1.73%
20122,366-25-1.05%
20112,391-10-0.42%
20102,4010.00%