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The City of Morehead had a population of 6,863 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Morehead is located at latitude 38.1876 and longitude -83.4507 in Rowan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morehead (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 738 feet.

The City of Morehead (GNIS ID: 2404299) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Morehead is located within Morehead Division of Rowan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morehead 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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Morehead, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,863
Population in Households 4,488
Population in Familes 2,727
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,375
Population Density1 724
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 2,163
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 986
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 771 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,392 (58.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $131,037
Average Home Value $148,833


Median Household Income $37,038
Average Household Income $51,055
Per Capita Income $19,632
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.16%
Households 0.01% 0.25%
Families -0.4% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Morehead, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morehead to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 69 87th
Population Density1 # 320 41st
Diversity Index2 # 183 66th
Median Household Income # 318 41st
Per Capita Income # 338 38th

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