For population 25 years and over in Moorhead:
For population 15 years and over in Moorhead city:
5 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $496 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (80.0 miles , pop. 184,256).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (119.4 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (366.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Sunflower, MS (2.6 miles ), Indianola, MS (2.9 miles ), Inverness, MS (2.9 miles ), Morgan City, MS (3.2 miles ), Mississippi Valley State University, MS (3.2 miles ), Itta Bena, MS (3.3 miles ), Isola, MS (3.7 miles ), Doddsville, MS (3.8 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.45 N, Longitude: 90.50 W
Area code: 662
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +186 (+7.8%).
Work and jobs in Moorhead: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Moorhead, Mississippi
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Moorhead-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 194% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Moorhead city center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 3/9/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Moorhead-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from Moorhead center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Sunflower County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Freezes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Phil Bryant - Politician, Charley Booker - Blues musician.
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College/University in Moorhead:
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Moorhead:
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 45.9%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.8% for Black residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
405 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Moorhead compared to Mississippi state average:
Banks with branches in Moorhead (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2008 2012
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Religion statistics for Moorhead city (based on Sunflower County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.83%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 10
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Moorhead government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Moorhead government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,924 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,043 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Moorhead fatal accident list:
Feb 22, 2007 03:15 PM, Olive St, Lat: 33.449761, Lon: -90.505536, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 16, 1981 03:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $464,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,810
Total average daily truck traffic: 292
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 8,715
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Moorhead)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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