Morehead, Kentucky Population 2022

7,213
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Morehead is a city located in Rowan County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Rowan County. With a 2020 population of 7,213, it is the 65th largest city in Kentucky and the 5247th largest city in the United States. Morehead is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually but its population has decreased by -5.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,653 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Morehead has a population density of 761 people per square mile.

The average household income in Morehead is $58,103 with a poverty rate of 34.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $656 per month, and the median house value is $161,200. The median age in Morehead is 22.6 years, 23.1 years for males, and 22.3 years for females.

Morehead Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Moreheadwas:

  • White: 93.85%
  • Black or African American: 2.57%
  • Two or more races: 1.74%
  • Asian: 1.59%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morehead, Kentucky is 7,213 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,653.

Morehead, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

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Morehead Population by Race

Morehead Population Pyramid 2022

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Morehead Median Age

21.9


Total

22.3


Male

21.6


Female

Morehead Adults

There are 6,843 adults, (617 of whom are seniors) in Morehead.

Morehead Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

9.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13

Child Dependency Ratio

Morehead Sex Ratio

Female

4,008

52.37%

Male

3,645

47.63%

Morehead Population by Age

Morehead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morehead Household Types

31.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morehead Households and Families

3.13

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Morehead Households by Type

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Morehead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morehead Educational Attainment by Race

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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 asian people with a rate of 32.43%.

Morehead Educational Attainment by Race

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$34,881

Average Earnings

$34,805

Average Male

$35,122

Average Female

Morehead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morehead Language by Age

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Morehead Language

92.29% of Morehead residents speak only English, while 7.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.46% of the population.

Morehead Language

Morehead Poverty by Race

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34.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.77%

Male Poverty Rate

34.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morehead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morehead is White, with 36.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morehead is Multiple, with 31.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 52.29%.

Morehead Poverty

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Morehead Poverty Rate by Education

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Morehead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morehead Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Morehead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.0%

Male Marriage Rate

19.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Morehead Married by Age and Sex

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Morehead 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 35-44.

Morehead Marital Status by Race

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Morehead Marital Status

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134

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Morehead Veterans by War

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Morehead Veterans by Age

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Morehead Veterans by Race

Morehead Veterans by Education

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11.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

67.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morehead Veterans by Education

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50.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Morehead Employment by Age

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Morehead Employment by Race

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Morehead 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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68.56%

Born in Morehead

95.09%

Native Born

4.91%

Foreign Born

2.91%

Non Citizen

2.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.09% of Morehead residents were born in the United States, with 68.56% having been born in Kentucky. 2.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Morehead Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Morehead Population by Year