Moorhead, MN


Highest Appreciating Moorhead Neighborhoods Since 2000

Moorhead, MN Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Moorhead Housing Market Information

With 42,005 people, 15,131 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $173,741, Moorhead real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Moorhead, accounting for 56.76% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Moorhead include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 27.66%), row houses and other attached homes ( 8.19%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.32%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Moorhead are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 57.44% owning and 42.56% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Moorhead built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Moorhead built between 1940-1969 ( 32.53%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 21.17%). There's also some housing in Moorhead built before 1939 ( 8.92%).

Moorhead Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Moorhead has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Moorhead real estate appreciated 24.88% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.25%, putting Moorhead in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Moorhead definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Moorhead appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Moorhead's appreciation rate has been 2.37%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Moorhead were at -0.18%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -0.70%.

Relative to Minnesota, our data show that Moorhead's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Minnesota.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Moorhead differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Moorhead - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Moorhead real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,191,000 0.2
$893,001 - $1,191,000 0.1
$596,001 - $893,000 0.8
$477,001 - $596,000 1.4
$358,001 - $477,000 3.0
$238,001 - $358,000 19.1
$119,001 - $238,000 61.9
$60,001 - $119,000 9.9
$0 - $60,000 3.7

Average for MN
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
40.3433727879995 54.2094455852156

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Moorhead Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
77.48% 3.38% 10 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$912 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 57.44
Renters 42.56
Vacant 7.44

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 21.2
1970 - 1999 37.4
1940 - 1969 32.5
1939 or Older 8.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 56.8
Townhomes 8.2
Small Apt. Buildings 5.3
Apt. Complexes 27.7
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.76
1 Bedroom 11.59
2 Bedrooms 28.93
3 Bedrooms 29.20
4 Bedrooms 21.89
5 or more bedrooms 6.63