Morehead is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 7,045 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Morehead is the 66th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Morehead is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Morehead is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morehead who work in sales jobs (14.88%), healthcare (14.75%), and food service (9.44%).
Morehead is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Morehead area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Morehead maintain a good economy.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Morehead spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.08 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Morehead are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.78% of adults in Morehead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Morehead in 2010 was $13,768, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,072 for a family of four. However, Morehead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Morehead also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.59% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Morehead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morehead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Morehead include English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Morehead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.