Moorhead, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 43,122 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +34.0%
 
Males: 21,184  (49.1%)
Females: 21,938  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

29.5 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56560.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,489 (it was $34,781 in 2000)
Moorhead:

$50,489
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,730 (it was $17,150 in 2000)

Moorhead city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $159,512 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Moorhead:

$159,512
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $196,782; detached houses: $202,175; townhouses or other attached units: $170,590; in 2-unit structures: $198,995; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,940; mobile homes: $91,934

Median gross rent in 2017: $806.

March 2019 cost of living index in Moorhead: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.9%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.7% for Black residents, 24.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.6% for American Indian residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Moorhead, MN (2017)
    • 36,08385.4%White alone
    • 2,2175.2%Hispanic
    • 1,3103.1%Black alone
    • 1,1912.8%Two or more races
    • 6271.5%Asian alone
    • 4951.2%American Indian alone
    • 200.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 70.02%Other race alone

Races in Moorhead detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Moorhead, Minnesota as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Moorhead is 4,649 to 1.


Crime rates in Moorhead by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.4)
1
(2.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(47.6)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3
(7.6)
22
(54.6)
20
(47.1)
26
(60.5)
9
(20.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(14.9)
8
(23.3)
7
(20.0)
5
(14.0)
5
(13.7)
8
(21.5)
13
(33.9)
5
(12.9)
6
(15.3)
8
(19.9)
14
(32.9)
11
(25.6)
10
(22.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
37
(110.1)
39
(113.7)
38
(108.4)
29
(81.2)
26
(71.4)
29
(77.8)
17
(44.3)
43
(110.8)
28
(71.2)
45
(111.7)
33
(77.6)
52
(120.9)
42
(96.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
94
(279.8)
114
(332.3)
132
(376.6)
124
(347.3)
115
(315.7)
135
(362.2)
101
(263.3)
145
(373.6)
158
(401.8)
143
(355.0)
169
(397.6)
130
(302.3)
131
(300.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
694
(2,066)
702
(2,046)
631
(1,800)
713
(1,997)
761
(2,089)
777
(2,085)
683
(1,781)
688
(1,773)
645
(1,640)
743
(1,844)
712
(1,675)
655
(1,523)
815
(1,867)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(151.8)
59
(172.0)
51
(145.5)
34
(95.2)
37
(101.6)
26
(69.8)
40
(104.3)
32
(82.4)
44
(111.9)
90
(223.4)
91
(214.1)
104
(241.9)
78
(178.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(11.9)
6
(17.5)
6
(17.1)
7
(19.6)
1
(2.7)
5
(13.4)
3
(7.8)
16
(41.2)
6
(15.3)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)184.9185.9174.2168.1167.3181.4150.4162.7132.7193.5179.7186.3152.6

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City-data.com crime index in Moorhead, MN

Crime rate in Moorhead detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 70 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: Norwegian (29.3%), German (27.9%), Swedish (3.4%), Irish (3.2%), American (3.2%), Scandinavian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Land area: 13.4 square miles.

Population density: 3,209 people per square mile   (average).

Moorhead, Minnesota map

2,260 residents are foreign born (1.3% Asia, 1.2% Africa, 0.8% Latin America).

This city:

5.3%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,034 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,006 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (2.4 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (213.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (567.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Fargo, ND (1.6 miles ),
Dilworth, MN (1.7 miles ),
Oakport, MN (2.2 miles ),
Prairie Rose, ND (2.2 miles),
Briarwood, ND (2.4 miles),
Frontier, ND (2.4 miles ),
North River, ND (2.5 miles),
West Fargo, ND (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 46.86 N, Longitude: 96.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,662 (-15.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,556 (36.9%)

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Moorhead, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Moorhead, MN in 2017
Moorhead satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 1998: 105 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 1999: 97 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2000: 100 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2001: 116 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2002: 212 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2003: 205 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2004: 309 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2005: 333 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2006: 335 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2007: 233 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2008: 197 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2009: 177 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2010: 163 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2011: 84 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2012: 88 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2013: 131 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2014: 185 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2015: 199 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2016: 145 buildings, average cost: $207,900
  • 2017: 118 buildings, average cost: $195,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Moorhead, MN residents
Average permit cost in Moorhead, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Moorhead, MN
Historical housing units in Moorhead, MN
Most common industries in Moorhead, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.7%)
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Moorhead, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Child care workers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)

Average climate in Moorhead, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Moorhead, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.1. This is about average.

City:

63.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.18
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Moorhead-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the Moorhead city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Moorhead-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from Moorhead center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from Moorhead center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 688.7 miles away from Moorhead center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 223.8 miles away from Moorhead center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from Moorhead center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Moorhead topographic map

Main business address for: AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR CO /MN/ (SUGAR & CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Moorhead:

  • CLAY COUNTY RESIDENCE II (2842 VILLAGE DRIVE)
  • ST ANSGAR HOSPITAL (715 N 11TH ST)
  • EVENTIDE LUTHERAN HOME (1405 7TH STREET SOUTH)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MOORHEAD (2810 NORTH 2ND AVENUE)

Airports located in Moorhead:

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Amtrak station near Moorhead:

  • 2 miles: FARGO (420 4TH ST. N) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/Universities in Moorhead:

  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (Full-time enrollment: 6,096; Location: 1104 7th Ave S; Public; Website: www.mnstate.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (Full-time enrollment: 2,767; Location: 901 S 8th St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cord.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead (Full-time enrollment: 195; Location: 2777 34th Street South; Private, for-profit; Website: www.msbcollege.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Moorhead:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 4 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,680)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 42 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • University of North Dakota (about 75 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 92 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 96 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Bemidji State University (about 99 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)

Public high schools in Moorhead:

Private high school in Moorhead:

  • PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 355, Location: 300 17TH ST N, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Moorhead:

  • R. ASP ELEMENTARY (Location: 910 N 11TH ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • ELLEN HOPKINS ELEMENTARY (Location: 2020 S 11TH ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • S.G.REINERTSEN ELEMENTARY (Location: 1201 40TH AVE S, Grades: KG-5)
  • HORIZON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 3601 12TH AVE S, Grades: 6-8)
  • PROBSTFIELD ELEMENTARY (Location: 2410 14TH ST S, Grades: PK-6)

Private elementary/middle school in Moorhead:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 247, Location: 1005 2ND AVE S, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Moorhead

Library in Moorhead:

  • LAKE AGASSIZ REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,272,263; Location: 118 5TH ST S; 270,818 books; 17,010 e-books; 17,440 audio materials; 10,471 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 687 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Moorhead: Moorhead (A), Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center (B), Village Green Golf Course (C), Meadows Golf Course (D), Moorhead Country Club (E), Moorhead Travel Information Center (F), Concordia Field (G), Moorhead City Hall (H), Law Enforcement Center (I), Clay County Courthouse (J), Moorhead City Library (K), Moorehead Fire Department South Station (L), Moorehead Fire Department Headquarters (M), Concordia College Observatory (N), Erickson Hall (O), Grant Center (P), Hallett Hall (Q), Outreach Center (R), International Center (S), Development Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Holiday Mall (1), Center Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Moorhead include: North Buffalo Church (A), Church of Saint John the Divine (B), Faith Hope Love Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (E), Newman Center (F), Trinity Lutheran Church (G), United Church of First Congregational (H), Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Prairie Home Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2), Saint Joseph Cemetery (3), Evergreen Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Moorhead include: Saint John's Episcopal Church Historic Marker (1), Knapp Park (2), Solomon Gilman Comstock House State Historic Site (3), South Park (4), Moorview Soccer Complex (5), Ridgewood Park (6), Village Green Park (7), Angeles Park (8), Riverview Estates Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Comstock House Minnesota Historical Society (Museums; 506 8th Street South), Clay County Museum and Archives (202 1st Avenue North), Rourke Art Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 521 Main Avenue), Divine House (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2015 16th Street South), Mr Ed's Bingo & Casino Supply Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1802 27th Street South), Kvamme Travel & Cruises (Tours & Charters; 40 4th Street North).

Hotels: Mulligan's Restaurant & Sports Bar (600 30th Avenue South), Guest House Motel (Bus 94 & Highway 231), Courtney's Comedy Club (600 30th Avenue South), Super 8 Moorhead MN (3621 South 8th Street).

Courts: Minnesota State Offices - District Court 9th Judicial District- Economic Security Depart (715 11th Street North), Clay County Moorhead - Court Administrator- Conciliation Court (807 11th Street North), Clay County Moorhead - County Court Traffic (807 11th Street North), Clay County Moorhead - County Court Probate (807 11th Street North), Clay County - Family Court Services-Juvenile Probation (807 11th Street North).

Birthplace of: Annella Zervas - Benedictine Nun, Warren Magnuson - Politician, Ada Comstock - Women's education pioneer, Adolph Murie - Naturalist, Becky Gulsvig - Stage actress, Brian Lee (ice hockey b. 1987) - Ice hockey player, Chris VandeVelde - Ice hockey player, Dane Sayers - Martial artist, Jason Blake - NHL player (New York Islanders, born: Sep 2, 1973), Jason Blake (ice hockey) - Ice hockey player.

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Moorhead in 2010:

  • 3,146 people in college/university student housing
  • 263 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 56 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Moorhead in 2000:

  • 3,030 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 382 people in nursing homes
  • 210 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 101 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in halfway houses
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Banks with most branches in Moorhead (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Moorhead Hornbachers Branch, Moorhead Main Branch, Holiday Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Gate City Bank: Moorhead Downtown Branch at 305 8th Street South, branch established on 1999/10/18; Moorhead Branch at 2929 20th Street South, branch established on 1997/10/06. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,403.0 mil, Deposits: $1,231.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • State Bank of Hawley: Moorhead Branch at 3004 South 14th Street, branch established on 1995/01/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $90.6 mil, Deposits: $81.4 mil, headquarters in Hawley, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: State Bank Of Hawley Employee Stock Ownership Plan & Trust
  • Bank of the West: Moorhead Branch at 800 30th Avenue South, branch established on 2006/12/04. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Moorhead Branch at 403 Center Avenue, branch established on 1954/09/09. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Northwestern Bank, National Association: Moorhead Branch at 2405 South 8th Street, branch established on 1999/02/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $138.2 mil, Deposits: $116.5 mil, headquarters in Dilworth, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Northwestern Bancshares, Inc.
  • BREMER BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Moorhead Branch at 3131 Frontage Road South, branch established on 1998/07/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,562.1 mil, Deposits: $1,223.3 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • State Bank & Trust: Moorhead Branch at 1333 8th Street South, branch established on 1996/11/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,226.6 mil, Deposits: $1,916.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: State Bankshares, Inc.
  • American Federal Bank: Moorhead Branch at 601 Center Avenue, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $439.6 mil, Deposits: $363.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Moorhead:

Marital status in Moorhead, MN
  • Never married: 42.2%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Moorhead:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Moorhead
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Moorhead, MN (based on Clay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant17,95932
Catholic9,90011
Evangelical Protestant8,05530
Other241
None23,061-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Clay County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Clay County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Clay County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

6.4%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.5%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.2%
Minnesota:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.6%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Moorhead:

21.4%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Moorhead:

12.4%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Moorhead:

6.8
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.0%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

56.9%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Moorhead, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 55$336,106$73,3320$0
Electric Power 37$242,628$78,6904$3,364
Streets and Highways 36$162,617$54,2062$3,904
Firefighters 35$195,559$67,0490$0
Parks and Recreation 26$110,858$51,16568$36,562
Solid Waste Management 20$70,405$42,2431$912
Water Supply 20$114,912$68,9472$3,166
Sewerage 18$89,127$59,4181$388
Financial Administration 17$84,147$59,3980$0
Other Government Administration 16$48,964$36,7230$0
Other and Unallocable 13$83,680$77,2430$0
Police - Other 13$48,925$45,1625$5,049
Natural Resources 7$25,004$42,8640$0
Health 5$19,643$47,1430$0
Transit 3$14,419$57,6760$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$10,602$63,6121$970
Fire - Other 1$4,218$50,6160$0
Totals for Government 324$1,661,814$61,54984$54,315

Moorhead government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,894,000 ($368.58)
    General - Other: $719,000 ($16.67)
    Sewerage: $434,000 ($10.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000 ($3.73)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $22,795,000 ($528.62)
    Police Protection: $8,851,000 ($205.25)
    Regular Highways: $7,675,000 ($177.98)
    Sewerage: $5,299,000 ($122.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,052,000 ($117.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,871,000 ($89.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,635,000 ($84.30)
    Water Utilities: $3,577,000 ($82.95)
    Central Staff Services: $2,091,000 ($48.49)
    Transit Utilities: $1,980,000 ($45.92)
    Financial Administration: $1,301,000 ($30.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $940,000 ($21.80)
    Libraries: $933,000 ($21.64)
    Natural Resources - Other: $863,000 ($20.01)
    General - Other: $714,000 ($16.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $410,000 ($9.51)
    Health - Other: $396,000 ($9.18)
    General Public Buildings: $261,000 ($6.05)
    Air Transportation: $96,000 ($2.23)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $493,000 ($11.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,968,000 ($184.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,874,000 ($43.46)
    Water Utilities: $1,011,000 ($23.45)
    General - Other: $165,000 ($3.83)
    Transit Utilities: $124,000 ($2.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000 ($2.64)
    Central Staff Services: $90,000 ($2.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $83,000 ($1.92)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($1.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $64,000 ($1.48)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($0.79)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($0.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($0.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,815,000 ($273.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $192,000 ($4.45)

Moorhead government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,347,000 ($263.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,800,000 ($111.31)
    Other: $3,563,000 ($82.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,603,000 ($60.36)
    Natural Resources - Other: $882,000 ($20.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $241,000 ($5.59)
    Air Transportation: $118,000 ($2.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $874,000 ($20.27)
    Transit Utilities: $670,000 ($15.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $531,000 ($12.31)
    Air Transportation: $57,000 ($1.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $399,000 ($9.25)
    Other: $127,000 ($2.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $16,676,000 ($386.72)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,747,000 ($110.08)
    Interest Earnings: $3,288,000 ($76.25)
    Sale of Property: $1,861,000 ($43.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $827,000 ($19.18)
    Donations From Private Sources: $50,000 ($1.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $41,692,000 ($966.84)
    Water Utilities: $7,579,000 ($175.76)
    Transit Utilities: $439,000 ($10.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $13,118,000 ($304.21)
    General Local Government Support: $10,187,000 ($236.24)
    Transit Utilities: $1,390,000 ($32.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Tax - Property: $8,093,000 ($187.68)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,046,000 ($24.26)
    Other License: $807,000 ($18.71)

Moorhead government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $211,954,000 ($4915.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $190,317,000 ($4413.45)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $44,200,000 ($1025.00)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $44,200,000 ($1025.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,637,000 ($501.76)

Moorhead government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,995,000 ($324.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,427,000 ($659.22)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $97,799,000 ($2267.96)

9.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.26%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cass County, ND  4.38% ($45,732 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.37% ($40,241)
from Becker County, MN  0.36% ($37,759)


8.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cass County, ND  3.80% ($49,669 average AGI)
to Becker County, MN  0.50% ($53,957)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.44% ($66,495)
Businesses in Moorhead, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
AmericInn1Nike1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Payless1
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Subaru1
FedEx2Subway3
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1Taco Bell2
KFC1Target1
Kmart1Travelodge1
Lane Furniture2True Value1
Little Caesars Pizza1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS3
Maurices1Village Inn1
McDonald's2Walgreens2
Menards1

Strongest AM radio stations in Moorhead:

  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moorhead:

  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDAM (104.7 FM; HOPE, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDJZ (100.7 FM; HARWOOD, ND; Owner: TOM INGSTAD NORTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Moorhead:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KVNJ-LP (Channel 2; FARGO, ND; Owner: G.I.G., INC.)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Moorhead fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 804ft / 245mTotal length
  • $2,290,999,000Total costs
  • 519,143Total average daily traffic
  • 50,733Total average daily truck traffic
  • 269,964Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Moorhead, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 132000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Moorhead, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Moorhead)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 104 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Moorhead, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 144 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Moorhead)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Moorhead)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED213$125,068177$120,407607$127,60485$34,5783$703,00062$154,2641$73,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$130,7245$114,13443$109,8684$112,9680$02$63,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$123,95312$103,068124$126,44824$24,4511$104,00015$86,1083$32,890
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$121,84819$127,347117$132,56916$60,6000$03$109,5371$73,480
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$027$152,4204$21,2500$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.02, 0203.00, 0204.00, 0205.00, 0206.00, 0301.03, 0301.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED30$153,06319$146,6840$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$145,1053$150,1731$47,630
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$05$134,7200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$124,0002$94,1750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0201.00 , 0202.02, 0203.00, 0204.00, 0205.00, 0206.00, 0301.03, 0301.06

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Moorhead, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Moorhead, MN - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 73. The highest number of fires - 94 took place in 2012, and the least - 58 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Moorhead, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.4%), and Outside Fires (36.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Moorhead, MN
    • 51441.4%Structure Fires
    • 45436.6%Outside Fires
    • 22518.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 493.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Moorhead, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Moorhead, Minnesota:

  • Super 8 Motel, 3621 S 8TH St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560 , Phone: (218) 233-8880, Fax: (218) 233-8880
  • Courtyard By Marriott Fargo-Moorhead, 1080 28th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560 , Phone: (218) 284-1000, Fax: (218) 284-1200
  • Grand Inn Moorhead, 810 Belsly Blvd Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560 , Phone: (218) 233-7501, Fax: (218) 236-7852
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 2915 12th Street S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560 , Phone: (218) 284-4022, Fax: (218) 284-4023
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites & Event Center Of Moorhead, 600 30th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560 , Phone: (218) 287-7100, Fax: (218) 287-4862
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Moorhead, Minnesota
Most common first names in Moorhead, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13974.7 years
Robert10471.6 years
Anna7784.4 years
James7571.9 years
Mary7280.2 years
William7277.4 years
Arthur7077.9 years
Helen6582.5 years
George6477.5 years
Clara5984.2 years
Most common last names in Moorhead, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson18678.9 years
Anderson12679.6 years
Olson10978.8 years
Nelson10577.3 years
Larson8979.1 years
Peterson8679.3 years
Hanson5279.0 years
Erickson5179.0 years
Smith4274.9 years
Thompson4077.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Moorhead, MN
  • 69.4%Utility gas
  • 22.7%Electricity
  • 4.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Moorhead, MN
  • 56.5%Electricity
  • 35.7%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke


Moorhead compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Moorhead on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #9 (56560) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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