Moorhead, MN
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Moorhead is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 42,005 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Moorhead is the 22nd largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, Moorhead isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Moorhead are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Moorhead is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moorhead who work in office and administrative support (14.12%), sales jobs (10.25%), and management occupations (7.63%).

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.

One of the benefits of Moorhead is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.97 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Moorhead is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.98% of adults in Moorhead have a college degree.

The per capita income in Moorhead in 2010 was $23,436, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,744 for a family of four. However, Moorhead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Swedish, Irish, and English.

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