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Morehead is a city in Rowan County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Gov. James T. Morehead.
The latitude of Morehead is 38.183N. The longitude is -83.432W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,914.
An 1880s feud spawned so much violence that it became known as the Rowan County War. The final gun battle took place on the streets of Morehead in 1887.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Morehead demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rowan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40351 ZIP code.
17% of Morehead residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morehead ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morehead was $13,415, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Morehead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Morehead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $769.
Libraries in Morehead include Rowan County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Morehead include Morehead News
TV stations in Morehead include WKMR, WUPX.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMKY.
Rowan County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morehead political report.
The average commute time for Morehead workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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