US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Clay County, Minnesota


Page Contents for Moorhead, Minnesota

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Moorhead is approximately 32,177 (2000), 38065 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,511 (1990), 14304 (2010).
The amount of land area in Moorhead is 26.099 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Moorhead to Washington DC is 1178 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 221 miles. (as the crow flies)
Moorhead is positioned 46.86 degrees north of the equator and 96.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Moorhead elevation is 898 feet above sea level.
Moorhead per capita income is $ 10,550 .
Moorhead median income is $ 33,382.
Moorhead average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Moorhead average annual snowfall is 36 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 17 (high) degrees F.


in west-central Minnesota. Across the Red River from each other lie the sister cities of Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota.
Return to Index


Pleasant, warm summers and dry winters; four full seasons. Sunny 55% of the time.
Return to Index


seasonal. weather page for Moorhead. The first week of October is the peak time for the leaf colors of Autumn.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Settled mainly by Scandinavian and European immigrants, the city of Moorhead was named for Northern Pacific Railroad executive, William G. Moorhead.

A history page for Moorhead.
Return to Index

The settling of Moorhead


The founding of Moorhead

September 22, 1871 and named for William G. Moorhead, a director of the Northern Pacific Railway

The incorporation of Moorhead



Things to see and do in the Moorhead area.
Return to Index

Moorhead City Government

City of Moorhead, Minnesota

Moorhead City Government
Call toll free at 1-877-833-6667
Mailing address for all city departments:
500 Center Avenue
PO Box 779
Moorhead, MN 56561-0779
Phone: 218-299-5301

Moorhead is the county seat of Clay County.

Moorhead Chamber

Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead
202 First Avenue North, Moorhead
P. O. Box 2443, Fargo, ND 58108-2443
Phone: 218-233-1100, Fax: 218-233-1200
Send an email form page -

Moorhead Organizations

Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead
202 First Avenue North, Moorhead
P. O. Box 2443, Fargo, ND 58108-2443
Phone: 218-233-1100, Fax: 218-233-1200
Send an email form page -

Moorhead Libraries

Moorhead City Library
118 5th St S
Moorhead, MN 56560-2756
Phone: 218-233-7594

Moorhead Schools

The Moorhead Public School District
2300 4th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56560-3269
Phone: 218-236-6400

An Education page for Moorhead.


Moorhead State University
65 majors - 16 gbraduate programs - 4 year graduation guarantee!

Concordia College
four-year private liberal arts college with 80 majors in 50 areas. It is well-known for its music and world language instruction.

Northwest Technical College
Specialized trade, post-secondary trade and technical training for over 30 different careers, including commercial art, marketing, electronics, mechanics, as well as customized instruction for local industry. Moorhead


Population of Moorhead was:
1990 - 32,295
1997 - 33,812
1999 - 34,077
2000 - 32,177

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search