A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$728
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Moorhead Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    112
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    55
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    355
    525
  • Theft
    1,844
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    223
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,360
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Besides the fact that there isn't a lot of diversity, there is a lot of friendly people, and there's many things to do. Since it's a smaller city, there are lots of things that wouldn't be in the main cities, as well as there are nice locally owned establishments. The people are quick to help you if you need it. The times I've gone out to eat, the waiters and waitresses have been simply amazing, frequently tending to you to make sure you’re doing okay, even suggesting foods and items that are brilliant. In my humble opinion, Moorhead is a nice town, and only needs to work on bringing more diversity into the areas.
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I like living in Moorhead, MN because of its size. It is a larger city than I am used to and I have really enjoyed it. There are very nice areas in Moorhead to live, but there are also some places where I would never want to live. The local police force does a wonderful job making sure all of the residents of Moorhead feel safe.

The really great thing about Moorhead is its proximity to Fargo. This allows people to live in a smaller area, but still have access to a city like Fargo.
Moorhead is a wonderful town located on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota. It is a border city with Fargo, North Dakota. Moorhead is a wonderful city full of pleasant, inclusive people. I have moved away from Moorhead for job advancement, but I hope to return someday.