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Moorhead, MN
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Moorhead profile


Living in Moorhead



Moorhead is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 44,861 people and 12 associated neighborhoods, Moorhead is the 21st largest community in Minnesota. Moorhead has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Moorhead, where the median household income is $68,680.00.

Also of interest is that Moorhead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Moorhead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.44% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Moorhead is a college town. There are a lot of students in Moorhead attending college, and as a result Moorhead provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.74 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Moorhead are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.65% of adults in Moorhead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Moorhead in 2022 was $34,265, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,060 for a family of four. However, Moorhead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Moorhead is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Moorhead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moorhead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Moorhead include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Moorhead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.