Moorhead (Minnesota)

Clay County


Moorhead is a city ( with a status of "City" ) in Clay County in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Minnesota. In 2010, Moorhead had 38.065 inhabitants.

Moorhead is part of the Fargo - Moorhead Metropolitan Area.


Moorhead is located on the east bank of the Red River of the North, which separates the city of Fargo, North Dakota. Moorhead is located at 46 ° 52'26 " north latitude and 96 ° 46'02 " west longitude and extends over 34.8 km ².

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Moorhead 38.065 people in 14,304 households. The population density was 1093.8 people per square kilometer. In the 14,304 households lived statistically 2.41 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 90.7 percent white, 2.0 percent African American, 1.5 percent Native American, 2.0 percent Asian and 1.1 percent from other ethnic groups; 2.6 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 4.1 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

20.9 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 67.6 percent were between 18 and 64 and 11.5 percent were 65 years or older. 51.6 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 46,794. The per capita income was $ 22,051. 16.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Jason Blake (born 1973 ), professional hockey player
  • Warren G. Magnuson (1905-1989), Congressman and Senator


  • Moorhead was the target of musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, who died in a plane crash near Mason City on February 3, 1959 lost their lives. The trouble is in the following period, due to the popularity of performers, known as The Day the Music Died.