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

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%

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
    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

Residents

Diversity
B-
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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I was born and raised in Morehead, Kentucky. I love the small town and how everyone knows everyone. One thing I would like to see change in Morehead would be the job opportunities. If there was more of an option for jobs Morehead, Kentucky would be the place to live!
Morehead is a college town, but it's not too busy. In general people are nice and kind to everyone. Morehead is becoming more diverse by the year. The college is growing so it is bringing in a lot of new people, as well as rental investments for landlords. There aren't many good paying jobs here is one bad thing. Normally people must travel to bigger cities to have jobs that are able to support their families. It's normally a small quiet community. There isn't a whole lot to do around here either, so for most events people go to Lexington or surrounding areas.