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Moorhead is a city in Clay County, in the Fargo metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for William G. Moorhead, Northern Pacific Railroad executive
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Moorhead. For links to other places called Moorhead, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Moorhead is 46.873N. The longitude is -96.767W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 906 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,786.


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Median household income
Local
$34,781
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Moorhead demographic reports
Moorhead is on the Red River, along the North Dakota border
Public transportation: Moorhead Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 54. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival - June 22-24, 2007
  • Rib Fest & More - June 6-9, 2007
  • Red River Valley Fair - June 15, 2007
  • Pioneer Days - Aug. 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Moorhead web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Buffalo River State Park
Sports teams: Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (Northern League Baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Hjemkomst Center, Comstock House, Clay County Museum and Archives
Colleges and universities: Concordia College, Moorhead State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 6, 1936, at 114 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Moorhead demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fargo-Moorhead area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56529 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Moorhead residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Moorhead ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Moorhead was $17,150, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Moorhead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Moorhead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.


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Libraries in Moorhead include Moorhead Public Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCCD., KCCM-FM.

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Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Moorhead political report.

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The average commute time for Moorhead workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Moorhead between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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