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Population in 2012: 39,039 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.3%
 

Males: 18,797  (48.2%)
Females: 20,242  (51.8%)

Median resident age:  28.3 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56560.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,899 (it was $34,781 in 2000)
Moorhead:

$46,899
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,425

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $139,102 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Moorhead:

$139,102
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $160,736; Detached houses: $164,705; Townhouses or other attached units: $142,563; In 2-unit structures: $179,348; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $121,286; Mobile homes: $113,640

Median gross rent in 2012: $685.

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  • White alone - 33,450 (87.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,667 (4.4%)
  • Two or more races - 928 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 835 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 596 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 520 (1.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 46 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 49 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Moorhead: 99.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.1%), Norwegian (26.0%), Irish (6.3%), Swedish (5.7%), English (3.2%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1881

Land area: 13.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,905 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Moorhead:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moorhead city:

  • Never married: 43.0%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

1,560 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  4.1%
Minnesota:  7.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Moorhead, Minnesota as of December 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Moorhead to the number of sex offenders is 5,577 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,659 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,465 (1.1%)

Moorhead satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.86 N, Longitude: 96.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,213 (-11.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,146 (39.5%)

Area code: 218

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Crime rates in Moorhead by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1001010000200
per 100,000 2.90.00.03.00.03.00.00.00.00.05.40.00.0
Rapes 141020152016N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 40.730.760.945.760.547.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 646913587558135
per 100,000 17.412.318.327.439.314.923.320.014.013.721.533.912.9
Assaults 47395729333739382926291743
per 100,000 136.6119.9173.688.399.8110.1113.7108.481.271.477.844.3110.8
Burglaries 8110914213412594114132124115135101145
per 100,000 235.5335.2432.5408.1378.2279.8332.3376.6347.3315.7362.2263.3373.6
Thefts 683962968875764694702631713761777683688
per 100,000 1985.32958.02948.32664.52311.32065.62046.11800.21997.02089.02084.61780.51772.6
Auto thefts 70627147555159513437264032
per 100,000 203.5190.6216.2143.1166.4151.8172.0145.595.2101.669.8104.382.4
Arson 1571110466715316
per 100,000 2.915.421.333.530.311.917.517.119.62.713.47.841.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 187.2214.0260.1219.9217.2189.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 67 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Moorhead, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -396 (-1.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Moorhead-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 51% 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 above Minnesota state average. It is 98% 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 the city 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 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Moorhead topographic map

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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Moorhead:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Moorhead, MN

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.

Local government website: www.cityofmoorhead.com

Colleges/Universities in Moorhead:

  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (Full-time enrollment: 5,882; Location: 1104 7th Ave S; Public; Website: www.mnstate.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (FT enrollment: 2,740; Location: 901 S 8th St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cord.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Minnesota School of Business - Moorhead (FT enrollment: 195; Location: 2777 34th Street South; Private, for-profit)
  • Ingenue Beauty School (FT enrollment: 28; Location: 1024 Center Avenue; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Moorhead:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 3 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 11,679)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • University of North Dakota (about 75 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 92 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • Bemidji State University (about 99 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 127 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Ridgewater College (about 145 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)

Public high schools in Moorhead:

Private high school in Moorhead:

  • PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 300 17TH STR N; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Moorhead:

Private elementary/middle schools in Moorhead:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 202 10TH ST S; Grades: PK - 7)
  • THE RED RIVER VALLEY ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 1015 30TH AVE S; Grades: PK - 4)
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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)

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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).

 
Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.0. This is about average.
City:

27.0
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.288. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.288
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.90. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.90
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.47. This is significantly better than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.47
U.S.:

22.06
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.65. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.65
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.166
U.S.:

0.334

Drinking water stations with addresses in Moorhead and their reported violations in the past:

REGIONAL SCIENCE CENTER (Address: Moorhead State University , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-16-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-16-1999), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-16-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-1999), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-16-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-1999)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Moorhead that have no violations reported:

  • BRENTWOOD ACRES (Population served: 275, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH BUFFALO LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: P.O. Box 1082, Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPIRIT AND LIFE CENTER (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SYBIL SHORES RESORT (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OAKMOUND UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAC'S, INC. (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.8%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.5% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.6% for other race residents, 34.9% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Moorhead, MN

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

Moorhead compared to Minnesota state average:

Moorhead, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Moorhead, Minnesota:

  • Super 8 Motel, 3621 S 8TH St, Moorhead, MN 56560 , Phone: (218) 233-8880, Fax: (218) 233-8880
  • Travelodge & Suites, 3027 S Frontage Rd, Moorhead, MN 56560 , Phone: (218) 287-1564
  • Courtyard By Marriott Fargo-Moorhead, 1080 28th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560 , Phone: (218) 284-1000, Fax: (218) 284-1200
  • Grand Inn Moorhead, 810 Belsly Blvd Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 56560 , Phone: (218) 233-7501, Fax: (218) 236-7852
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites & Event Center Of Moorhead, 600 30th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560 , Phone: (218) 287-7100, Fax: (218) 287-4862
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Moorhead, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Moorhead travel time to work - commute


Moorhead mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Moorhead city (based on Clay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.00%
Here65.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents53.4%29.7%4.8%2.8%2.1%
Congregations40.0%11.7%6.7%6.7%3.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents1.5%1.0%0.9%0.8%2.9%
Congregations5.0%1.7%5.0%3.3%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Clay County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

26.5%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clay County:

11.6%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 14$58,631$50,2552$790
Other Government Administration 18$55,224$36,8162$2,183
Police Protection - Officers 50$233,511$56,0430$0
Police - Other 11$35,318$38,5295$4,957
Firefighters 29$129,991$53,7890$0
Fire - Other 1$3,374$40,4881$221
Streets and Highways 30$110,642$44,2572$2,152
Health 4$13,875$41,6250$0
Solid Waste Management 19$59,346$37,4821$837
Sewerage 19$78,139$49,3511$66
Parks and Recreation 26$86,098$39,73836$14,849
Natural Resources 8$22,481$33,7220$0
Water Supply 19$88,248$55,7361$886
Electric Power 38$199,028$62,8514$6,119
Transit 2$8,338$50,0280$0
Local Libraries 1$2,628$31,5360$0
Other and Unallocable 14$65,782$56,3850$0
Totals for Government 303$1,250,654$49,53155$33,060

Moorhead government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $33,155,000 ($849.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $112,000 ($2.87)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,266,000 ($365.43)
    Police Protection: $5,537,000 ($141.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,697,000 ($94.70)
    Regular Highways: $3,679,000 ($94.24)
    Sewerage: $3,219,000 ($82.46)
    Water Utilities: $2,988,000 ($76.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,607,000 ($66.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,502,000 ($64.09)
    General - Other: $1,377,000 ($35.27)
    Transit Utilities: $1,300,000 ($33.30)
    Central Staff Services: $1,242,000 ($31.81)
    Libraries: $700,000 ($17.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $642,000 ($16.45)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $554,000 ($14.19)
    Financial Administration: $368,000 ($9.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $298,000 ($7.63)
    Air Transportation: $284,000 ($7.27)
    General Public Buildings: $224,000 ($5.74)
    Health - Other: $86,000 ($2.20)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $395,000 ($10.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,211,000 ($107.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $566,000 ($14.50)
    Central Staff Services: $542,000 ($13.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $499,000 ($12.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $243,000 ($6.22)
    Police Protection: $127,000 ($3.25)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($0.64)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($0.56)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.08)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,427,000 ($190.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $636,000 ($16.29)

Moorhead government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,447,000 ($113.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,832,000 ($72.54)
    All Other: $1,875,000 ($48.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,698,000 ($43.49)
    Air Transportation: $70,000 ($1.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $806,000 ($20.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $391,000 ($10.02)
    All Other: $277,000 ($7.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $701,000 ($17.96)
    General Local Government Support: $197,000 ($5.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,251,000 ($108.89)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,799,000 ($97.31)
    Interest Earnings: $1,485,000 ($38.04)
    Sale of Property: $1,004,000 ($25.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $573,000 ($14.68)
    Rents: $210,000 ($5.38)
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000 ($0.54)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $20,655,000 ($529.09)
    Water Utilities: $4,957,000 ($126.98)
    Transit Utilities: $212,000 ($5.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,740,000 ($147.03)
    General Local Government Support: $4,344,000 ($111.27)
    Transit Utilities: $694,000 ($17.78)
    All Other: $471,000 ($12.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Tax - Property: $3,811,000 ($97.62)
    Public Utilities Sales: $764,000 ($19.57)
    Other License: $710,000 ($18.19)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $113,000 ($2.89)

Moorhead government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $153,322,000 ($3927.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,134,000 ($3230.97)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,111,000 ($1001.84)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,516,000 ($346.22)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,365,000 ($316.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,923,000 ($305.41)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,151,000 ($29.48)

Moorhead government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,204,000 ($517.53)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,024,000 ($589.77)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,246,000 ($621.07)

8.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.94%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($157 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.23%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cass County, ND  3.43% ($35,404 average AGI)
from Becker County, MN  0.40% ($30,171)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.40% ($27,039)


8.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cass County, ND  3.52% ($25,077 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.47% ($28,705)
to Becker County, MN  0.42% ($35,600)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Moorhead fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 45
Total length: 484 meters (1,588ft)
Total costs: $8,100,000
Total average daily traffic: 532,888
Total average daily truck traffic: 43,854

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 6
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 12
  • 2000-2009: 10
  • 2010-2012: 2
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: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Moorhead, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (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: 123 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Moorhead)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 75
  • Hazardous Condition: 65
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Moorhead


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Moorhead, MN

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
Businesses in Moorhead, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Menards1
AmericInn1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks1
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
Browse common businesses in Moorhead, MN

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Total of 103 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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