Moorhead, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Moorhead, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Moorhead had a population of 2,089 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,089
Daytime Population: Workers 294
Daytime Population: Residents 1,537
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,831
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,883
Population in Familes 1,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 206
Population Density2 1,613
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $21,530
Average Household Income $31,425
Per Capita Income $11,236


Total Housing Units 706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 287 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 290 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $60,909
Average Home Value $70,892


Total Households 577
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 438
Average Family Size 4
  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 -1.92% -1.54%
Households -1.63% -1.68%
Families -1.54% -1.8%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.06%

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, 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 # 119 67th
Population Density # 23 94th
Diversity Index # 295 19th
Median Household Income # 335 8th
Per Capita Income # 347 4th

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