Moorhead is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 43,122 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 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 (14.11%), sales jobs (11.05%), and management occupations (8.75%).
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.46 minutes getting to work every day.
The population of Moorhead is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.42% of adults in Moorhead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Moorhead in 2010 was $26,074, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,296 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 Other Indo-European.