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The City of Morehead had a population of 6,931 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Morehead, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,931
Daytime Population: Workers 7,974
Daytime Population: Residents 4,437
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,411
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.79
Population in Households 4,556
Population in Familes 2,770
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,375
Population Density2 732
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $36,734
Average Household Income $53,144
Per Capita Income $20,423


Total Housing Units 2,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 805 (33.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,406 (58.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $134,821
Average Home Value $150,248


Total Households 2,211
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 1,008
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 0.16% 0.21%
Households 0.31% 0.39%
Families -0.04% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 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 # 69 87th
Population Density # 310 43rd
Diversity Index # 182 66th
Median Household Income # 337 38th
Per Capita Income # 338 38th

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