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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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Morehead is a town in Kentucky with a population of 7,674. Morehead is in Rowan County. Living in Morehead offers residents a sparse 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
$184,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$619
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Morehead 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
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    64.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    245.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,796.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    48%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Morehead

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,023
National
$55,322
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Morehead is an excellent town. The college is phenomenal, the local business' like Coffee Tree, HSN, and so many more make that town what it is. We just need a craft store so, so badly. Michael's, Hobby Lobby- anything! Walmart isn't good enough!
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I've lived in Morehead my whole life. I've seen it from various positions. First as a child, then as a college student, and finally an adult carving out my own path. Growing up in Morehead was an excellent experience. Safety was never really a concern, there were plenty activities for youth to participate in, and a lake to explore. Morehead provides a sublime college experience with small class sizes, professors who care for their students and the community, and a small amount of night life for the weekends. Post graduation I have found that it is difficult to get a job in Morehead, and I do wish the community offered more activities and resources for citizens of all ages to participate in.
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.