Morehead, Kentucky Population 2021

7,510
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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 7,510, 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.

Morehead Demographics

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

  • White: 92.42%
  • Black or African American: 3.23%
  • Two or more races: 1.79%
  • Asian: 1.72%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Morehead, Kentucky is 7,510 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,588.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,845.

Morehead, Kentucky Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,07392.42%
Black or African American2473.23%
Two or More Races1371.79%
Asian1321.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native530.69%
Some Other Race110.14%
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Morehead Population by Race

Morehead Population Pyramid $2021

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Morehead Median Age

22.6


Total

23.1


Male

22.3


Female

Morehead Adults

There are 6,872 adults, (822 of whom are seniors) in Morehead.

Morehead Age Dependency

26.5

Age Dependency Ratio

13.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Morehead Sex Ratio

Female

4,183

54.66%

Male

3,470

45.34%

Morehead Population by Age

Morehead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Morehead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.3%33.7%
Male48.6%51.4%
All32.6%67.4%
Female14.9%85.1%
Non Family13.6%86.4%

32.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Morehead Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1932.1832.6
Non Family1,2281.5613.6
Married7192.8866.3
Female1413.4814.9
Male1052.9248.6

2.9

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Morehead Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2016.27%
9th to 12th Grade2126.61%
High School Graduate69121.56%
Some College77424.15%
Associates Degree2838.83%
Bachelors Degree43513.57%
Graduate Degree60919.00%
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Morehead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Morehead Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,8552,536981
Hispanic1446422
Asian949441
Black6147
Native American4848
2+ Races33

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 asian people with a rate of 43.62%.

Morehead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,940$37,219$27,256
Less Than 9th Grade$$25,750$
High School Graduate$25,618$19,131$26,466
Some College$32,708$36,464$
Bachelors Degree$32,792$$30,872
Graduate Degree$67,941$$63,500

$31,940

Average Earnings

$37,219

Average Male

$27,256

Average Female

Morehead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Morehead Language by Age

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Morehead Language

91.57% of Morehead residents speak only English, while 8.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.50% of the population.

Morehead Language

Morehead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,3651,48734.07%
Hispanic1892613.76%
Asian123108.13%
Black37821.62%

31.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.52%

Male Poverty Rate

34.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Morehead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Morehead is White, with 34.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Morehead is Asian, with 8.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.73%.

Morehead Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade58.40%
Some College45.01%
High School19.58%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%

Morehead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed21.45%
Male Employed9.01%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Morehead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Morehead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,838$58,103
Families$73,047$92,189
Married Families$84,178-
Non Families$16,364$29,033
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Income by Household Type

Morehead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

25.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.6%

Male Marriage Rate

20.6%

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 45-54, 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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238

Number of Veterans

190

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam103
Korea46
First Gulf War31
World War II9
Second Gulf War

Morehead Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7493
55 to 6475
75+46
35 to 5424
18 to 34

Morehead Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1722.70%
Native American4890.57%
Black188.00%

Morehead Veterans by Race

Morehead Veterans by Education

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15.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

66.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Morehead Veterans by Education

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49.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

5%

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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64.67%

Born in Morehead

94.45%

Native Born

5.55%

Foreign Born

3.12%

Non Citizen

2.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.45% of Morehead residents were born in the United States, with 64.67% having been born in Kentucky. 3.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Morehead Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,510-26-0.35%
20207,536-26-0.34%
20197,562-26-0.34%
20187,588-124-1.61%
20177,712390.51%
20167,673-114-1.46%
20157,7872703.59%
20147,517-32-0.42%
20137,5493074.24%
20127,2423034.37%
20116,939620.90%
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%

Morehead Population by Year