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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.
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.
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.
30% of Moorhead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Moorhead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.
Libraries in Moorhead include Moorhead Public Library ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCCD., KCCM-FM.
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Moorhead political report.
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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