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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
Morehead is a town in Kentucky with a population of 7,615. Morehead is in Rowan County. Living in Morehead offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Morehead and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Morehead are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$548
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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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
    28
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    42
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    254
    500
  • Theft
    1,680
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,250
National
$55,322
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Most of the people are great and friendly (at least in public). It's affordable and rural. Great environment for nature-loving people! Lots of hiking trails and a lake plus small beach. Plenty stores for your everyday needs (Walmart, Kroger, Lowe's, Big Lots, Rite Aid, and more). Lots of good restaurants, including three Mexican ones that are town favorites. There's a local Buffalo Wild Wings for the football fans who wanna watch a game and eat yummy food.
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Morehead, Kentucky is first and foremost a college town. This is painfully obvious during the school year, as the streets fill with students and the crossroads are slowly worn away. While the crowds drawn here by the university can cause frustration, they bring with them many of the things that make this town such a great place to call home. A state school nearby has led to many educational opportunities for students in the surrounding counties, including the chance to take early college classes on campus. So many different people from so many different walks of life have transformed what would have normally been seen as a typical, close-minded small town into a hub of diversity and acceptance. There are enough businesses around, whether chains or family-run, that job opportunities are plentiful to those looking for a career.
Quaint little college town with great places to eat, the best bookstore in Kentucky (Coffee Tree Books), and a haven for writers, artists, and story tellers. I do wish there was more to do in Morehead. When compared to Lexington, I hear time and time again that people would rather spend their time there than in Morehead. I think Morehead would really benefit from a craft store, more shopping centers, and more places to eat.