Moorhead, Iowa

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Moorhead is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. Moorhead stands along the Soldier River and, as of the 2000 census, its population was 232.

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Geography

Moorhead is located at 41°55′23″N 95°51′2″W / 41.92306°N 95.85056°W / 41.92306; -95.85056 (41.923003, -95.850688)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land. Moorhead's mayor until 2000 was Ivan Nielsen.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 232 people, 111 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 742.9 people per square mile (289.0/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 387.5/sq mi (150.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.14% White, 0.43% Asian, and 0.43% from two or more races.

There were 111 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,042, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,644. About 6.2% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.5% of those sixty five or over.

Schools

Moorhead no longer has an active school within the city. The K-12 school was operational for a number of years before closing. Students living in and around Moorhead now attend surrounding schools based on their proximity to other school districts.[citation needed]

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