Moorhead, MN

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Living in Moorhead

Moorhead is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 43,652 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Moorhead is the 22nd largest community in Minnesota.

Moorhead is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Moorhead is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moorhead who work in office and administrative support (12.14%), sales jobs (11.91%), and management occupations (8.45%).

In addition, Moorhead is a college town. There are a lot of students in Moorhead attending college, and as a result Moorhead provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Moorhead spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Moorhead are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.75% of adults in Moorhead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Moorhead in 2018 was $28,816, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,264 for a family of four. However, Moorhead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Moorhead is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Moorhead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moorhead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Moorhead include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Moorhead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.