Morehead, Kentucky Population 2024

6,396

Morehead is a city located in Rowan County Kentucky. Morehead has a 2024 population of 6,396. It is also the county seat of Rowan County.Morehead is currently declining at a rate of -2.57% annually and its population has decreased by -10.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,152 in 2020.

The average household income in Morehead is $76,903 with a poverty rate of 34.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Morehead is 22 years, 22.2 years for males, and 21.6 years for females.

Morehead Demographics

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

  • White: 91.16%
  • Black or African American: 3.8%
  • Two or more races: 2.93%
  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Other race: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
9.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
674.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.57% (-756)
The current population of Morehead, Kentucky is 6,396 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,152.

Morehead, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,38291.16%
Black or African American2663.8%
Two or more races2052.93%
Asian1051.5%
Other race380.54%
Native American50.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Morehead Population by Race

Morehead Population Pyramid 2024

Morehead Median Age

22

Total

22.2

Male

21.6

Female

Morehead Adults

There are 6,045 adults, (506 of whom are seniors) in Morehead.

Morehead Age Dependency

26.4

Age Dependency Ratio

9.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Morehead Sex Ratio

Female3,68452.62%
Male3,31747.38%

Morehead Population by Age

Morehead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7662.433367
Non Family9831.5615.684.4
Married6323.6255.544.5
Male932.9576.323.7
Female583.2213.886.2
showing: 5 rows

3.46

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

33.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Morehead Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Morehead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morehead Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 84%.

Morehead Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,025

Average Earnings

$42,742

Average Male

$33,700

Average Female

Morehead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morehead Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Morehead Language

93.75% of Morehead residents speak only English, while 6.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.89% of the population.

Morehead Language

Morehead Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,8071,39436.62%
Hispanic2909031.03%
Multiple1313425.95%
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34.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.35%

Male Poverty Rate

36.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morehead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morehead is White, with 36.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morehead is Multiple, with 25.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 53.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.18%.

Morehead Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College39.29%
High School25.14%
Less Than 9th Grade22.15%
Bachelors or Greater10%
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Morehead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed34.29%
Male Employed23.44%
Female Unemployed20%
Male Unemployed
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Morehead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morehead Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Morehead Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

22.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.2%

Male Marriage Rate

19.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Morehead Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Morehead Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Morehead Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Morehead Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

142

Number of Veterans

131

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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Morehead Veterans by War

count

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Morehead Veterans by Age

count

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Morehead Veterans by Race

Morehead Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

81.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morehead Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Morehead Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Morehead Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Morehead Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.08%

Born in Morehead

95.73%

Native Born

4.27%

Foreign Born

2.99%

Non Citizen

1.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.73% of Morehead residents were born in the United States, with 70.08% having been born in Kentucky. 2.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Morehead Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,551-169-2.95%
20285,720-169-2.87%
20275,889-169-2.79%
20266,058-169-2.71%
20256,227-169-2.64%
20246,396-169-2.57%
20236,565-169-2.51%
20226,734-169-2.45%
20216,903-249-3.48%
20207,152-517-6.74%
20197,669740.97%
20187,595-134-1.73%
20177,729430.56%
20167,686-112-1.44%
20157,7982703.59%
20147,528-29-0.38%
20137,5573094.26%
20127,2483044.38%
20116,944640.93%
20106,88096616.33%
20005,914-2,443-29.23%
19908,3575687.29%
19807,7895988.32%
19707,1913,02172.45%
19604,1701,06834.43%
19503,102
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Morehead Population by Year