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Moorhead, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Moorhead is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Monona County at latitude 41.9243 and longitude -95.8507. Monona County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Moorhead, but most people and references simply refer to it as Moorhead, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Moorhead indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Moorhead (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Moorhead, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 217
Population in Households 217
Population in Familes 173
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 671
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $108,642


Median Household Income $51,321
Average Household Income $64,069
Per Capita Income $28,491
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.95% -0.65%
Households -0.68% -0.6%
Families 1.81% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Moorhead, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moorhead to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 685 32nd
Population Density1 # 521 48th
Diversity Index2 # 906 11th
Median Household Income # 570 44th
Per Capita Income # 245 76th

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