Morehead is a city located in Rowan County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Rowan County. With a 2020 population of 7,510, it is the 53rd largest city in Kentucky and the 3779th largest city in the United States . Morehead is currently declining at a rate of -0.35% annually but its population has increased by 9.72% 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 793 people per square mile.
The average household income in Morehead is $58,103 with a poverty rate of 31.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $546 per month, and the median house value is $171,500. The median age in Morehead is 22.6 years, 23.1 years for males, and 22.3 years for females.