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Moorhead, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Moorhead had a population of 2,236 as of July 1, 2016. Moorhead ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moorhead is located at latitude 33.4494 and longitude -90.5063 in Sunflower County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moorhead (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sunflower County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of Moorhead (GNIS ID: 2404297) 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 Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sunflower 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, 2016.

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Moorhead, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,236
Population in Households 2,019
Population in Familes 1,753
Population in Group Qrtrs 217
Population Density1 1,726
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 624
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 473
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 318 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 307 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $57,500
Average Home Value $67,801


Median Household Income $21,044
Average Household Income $30,448
Per Capita Income $11,003
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.16% -0.7%
Households -0.65% -0.58%
Families -0.56% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moorhead to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 111 70th
Population Density1 # 18 95th
Diversity Index2 # 294 19th
Median Household Income # 337 7th
Per Capita Income # 345 5th

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