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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Moreheadwas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Morehead
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.