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Moorhead, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Moorhead had a population of 226 as of July 1, 2017. Moorhead ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moorhead is located at latitude 41.9243 and longitude -95.8507 in Monona County. 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. Monona County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The City of Moorhead (GNIS ID: 2395393) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Moorhead is located within Township of Spring Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monona County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moorhead population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Moorhead, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 226
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 132
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 226
Population in Familes 179
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 699
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $53,662
Average Household Income $68,059
Per Capita Income $29,923


Total Housing Units 117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $78,125
Average Home Value $189,634


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% -0.27%
Households -0.13% -0.19%
Families 1.26% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2017 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 # 669 34th
Population Density # 487 52nd
Diversity Index # 846 16th
Median Household Income # 526 48th
Per Capita Income # 305 70th

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