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People

Total Population 40,935
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 22,273
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 43.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,564
% Above Poverty Level 84.3%
% Below Poverty Level 15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $728
Median House Value $159,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 7.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Moorhead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles E of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 213 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Clay
Metro Area Fargo - Moorhead
Standard Zip Codes 56560, 56562, 56563
P.O. Box Zip Codes 56561
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.873
Longitude -96.767

Moorhead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FARGO HECTOR AP
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 16 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 21.1 inches
Station GEORGETOWN 1 E
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 16 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Station CASSELTON AGRONOMY FRM
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Moorhead, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Concordia College (56562)

Kragnes (56560)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Comstock 124 $65,625
Dilworth 4,166 $61,438
Georgetown 113 $48,333
Glyndon 1,446 $85,882

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Moorhead Public Libraries

Library
Lake Agassiz Regional Library
118 5TH ST S
Moorhead, Minnesota
(218) 233-3757
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Moorhead High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MOORHEAD SR.
2300 4TH AVE. S.
218-284-2300
Serves 1,704 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

RRALC
1100 32ND AVE. S.
218-284-2230
A Non-traditional School
Serves 106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

YOUTH EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
2215 12TH AVE. SO.
218-233-0924
A Non-traditional School
Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 41.9

W. CENTRAL JUVENILE CENTER
919 8TH AVE. N.
218-299-7548
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

CLAY COUNTY SHELTER CARE
919 8TH AVE. N.
218-299-7548
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 6 students.

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