Morehead, Kentucky Population 2020

7,730
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Morehead is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 7,730, it is the 53rd largest city in Kentucky and the 3705th largest city in the United States. Morehead is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 12.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,845 in 2010. Morehead reached it's highest population of 8,357 in 1990. Spanning over 10 miles, Morehead has a population density of 816 people per square mile.

The average household income in Morehead is $55,106 with a poverty rate of 29.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $619 per month, and the median house value is $184,100. The median age in Morehead is 22.1 years, 23.3 years for males, and 21.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.4 males.

Morehead Demographics

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

  • White: 91.30%
  • Black or African American: 3.56%
  • Asian: 2.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Other race: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morehead, Kentucky is 7,730, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,634.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,845.

Morehead, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,00691.30%
Black or African American2733.56%
Asian1752.28%
Two or More Races1652.15%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.59%
Some Other Race100.13%
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Morehead Population Pyramid 2020

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Morehead Median Age

22.1


Total

23.3


Male

21.5


Female

Morehead Adults

There are 6,856 adults, (793 of whom are seniors) in Morehead.

Morehead Age Dependency

26.6

Age Dependency Ratio

13.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Morehead Sex Ratio

Female

4,326

56.37%

Male

3,348

43.63%

Morehead Households and Families

Morehead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morehead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.3%26.7%
Male35.3%64.7%
All34.7%65.3%
Female21.3%78.7%
Non Family15.2%84.8%

34.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1052.334.7
Non Family1,0711.6615.2
Married6302.9973.3
Female2682.9721.3
Male1362.9235.3

2.9

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Morehead Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1695.38%
9th to 12th Grade2538.06%
High School Graduate59418.92%
Some College73023.26%
Associates Degree32410.32%
Bachelors Degree37211.85%
Graduate Degree69722.20%
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Morehead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,8252,5251,069
Hispanic16665
Black5332
Native American4545
Asian4343
Multiple Races77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.84%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,036$37,361$33,474
Less Than High School$25,517$26,293$
High School Grad$25,887$18,865$32,909
Some College$37,646$37,865$32,386
Bachelors Degree$32,875$42,545$
Graduate Degree$64,327$$63,173

$35,036

Average Earnings

$37,361

Average Male

$33,474

Average Female

Morehead Language

Morehead Language by Age

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Morehead Language

90.79% of Morehead residents speak only English, while 9.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.16% of the population.

Morehead Poverty

Morehead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,4451,43132.19%
Asian144117.64%
Black21733.33%

29.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.35%

Male Poverty Rate

28.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morehead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morehead is Black, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morehead is Asian, with 7.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.44%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School56.92%
Some College44.01%
High School11.86%
Bachelors or Greater3.40%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed18.94%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed5.98%

Morehead Income

Morehead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,023$55,106
Families$58,813$77,899
Married Families$74,333-
Non Families$16,631$31,145
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Morehead Marital Status

Morehead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.4%

Male Marriage Rate

18.1%

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 55-64.

Morehead Marital Status by Race

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Morehead Veterans

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252

Number of Veterans

221

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam103
Korea34
World War II32
First Gulf War23
Second Gulf War7
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74112
55 to 6476
75+57
18 to 347
35 to 54
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1913.02%
Indian45100.00%
Black166.23%

Morehead Veterans by Education

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10.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morehead Employment Status

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45.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.8%

Employment Rate

3.1%

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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68.53%

Born in Kentucky

93.56%

Native Born

6.44%

Foreign Born

4.17%

Non Citizen

2.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.56% of Morehead residents were born in the United States, with 68.53% having been born in Kentucky. 4.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,730480.62%
20197,682480.63%
20187,634-111-1.43%
20177,745480.62%
20167,697-107-1.37%
20157,8042743.64%
20147,530-29-0.38%
20137,5593084.25%
20127,2513094.45%
20116,942650.95%
20106,8779631.52%
20005,914-2,443-3.40%
19908,3575680.71%
19807,7895980.80%
19707,1913,0215.60%
19604,1701,0683.00%
19503,1020.00%