Moorhead, MS

Census Place

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2022 Population
1,512
11.1% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
28.3
5.03% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
35.5%
7.17% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$31,810
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$67,900
5.93% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
407
1.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Moorhead, MS had a population of 1.51k people with a median age of 28.3 and a median household income of $31,810. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Moorhead, MS declined from 1,700 to 1,512, a −11.1% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,378 to $31,810, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Moorhead, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (85.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (13.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.595%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.529%), and White (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Moorhead, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Moorhead, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Moorhead, MS are Mississippi Delta Community College (413 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Moorhead, MS was $67,900, and the homeownership rate was 55.8%.

Most people in Moorhead, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Moorhead, MS was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Moorhead, MS is home to a population of 1.51k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.595% of Moorhead, MS residents were born outside of the country (9 people).

In 2022, there were 6.22 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.29k people) in Moorhead, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 207 White (Non-Hispanic) and 9 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Moorhead, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Moorhead, MS was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Moorhead, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.29k ± 298
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    207 ± 77
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9 ± 13
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2022, there were 6.22 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.29k people) in Moorhead, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 207 White (Non-Hispanic) and 9 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Moorhead, MS are hispanic (0 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.595%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9 people
0.647%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11 people

As of 2022, 0.595% of Moorhead, MS residents (9 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Moorhead, MS was 0.647%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7 ± 23
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 24
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 20

Moorhead, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, NaNy times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Moorhead, MS employs 407 people. The largest industries in Moorhead, MS are Accommodation & Food Services (126 people), Educational Services (66 people), and Retail Trade (46 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($62,875), Wholesale Trade ($46,250), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($27,083).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

407
2022 Value
± 129
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 43.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Moorhead, MS grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 401 employees to 407 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Moorhead, MS, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (79 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (75 people), and Material Moving Occupations (52 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Moorhead, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

407
2022 Value
± 129
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 43.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Moorhead, MS grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 401 employees to 407 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Moorhead, MS, are Accommodation & Food Services (126 people), Educational Services (66 people), and Retail Trade (46 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Moorhead, MS, though some of these residents may live in Moorhead, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,964
Median earning men ± $6,736
$19,397
Median earning women ± $3,279

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($45,521) and Retail Trade ($10,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($63,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($26,442), and Retail Trade ($19,239).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Moorhead, MS awarded 413 degrees. The student population of Moorhead, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 728 male students and 1,311 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Moorhead, MS are Black or African American (238 and 57.6%), followed by White (155 and 37.5%), Hispanic or Latino (17 and 4.12%), and Asian (2 and 0.484%).

The largest universities in Moorhead, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi Delta Community College (413 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Moorhead, MS are General Studies (101 and 24.5%), Registered Nursing (47 and 11.4%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (23 and 5.57%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,039 students enrolled in Moorhead, MS, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,155 records, of which 65.8% were women and 34.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 101 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Moorhead, MS was General Studies with 101 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Moorhead, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
413 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi Delta Community College with 413 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 144 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Moorhead, MS, which is 0.535 times less than the 269 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 238 degrees mean that there were 1.54 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 155 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,290) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($90) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Moorhead, MS was $67,900 in 2022, which is 0.241 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $64,100 to $67,900, a 5.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Moorhead, MS is 55.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Moorhead, MS have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Moorhead, MS is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$67,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$30,585
$271
Median Property Taxes
±$93

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Moorhead, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Moorhead, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.8%
Homeownership
2022
72.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.8% of the housing units in Moorhead, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9505
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Moorhead, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$31,810
Median Household Income
± $6,345
486
Number of Households
± 116

In 2022, the median household income of the 486 households in Moorhead, MS grew to $31,810 from the previous year's value of $28,378.

The following chart displays the households in Moorhead, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Moorhead, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.76%)

In 2022, 79.9% of workers in Moorhead, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (3.76%).

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Moorhead, MS have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Moorhead, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Moorhead, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Moorhead, MS have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

35.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Moorhead, MS (434 out of 1.22k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Moorhead, MS is Black, followed by White and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.1% of the population of Moorhead, MS has health coverage, with 27% on employee plans, 39.7% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 5.62% on non-group plans, and 0.661% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sunflower County, MS see 3139 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.42% decrease from the previous year (3217 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2474 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3092 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,139 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sunflower County, MS

Primary care physicians in Sunflower County, MS see an average of 3,139 patients per year. This represents a 2.42% decrease from the previous year (3,217 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sunflower County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 33.9% between 18 and 34 years, 26.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 36.9% were men and 63.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.9%
Uninsured
27%
Employer Coverage
39.7%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
5.62%
Non-Group
0.661%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Moorhead, MS grew by 34.5% from 9.59% to 12.9%.

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