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Moorhead is a thriving medium-sized city in Clay County, Minnesota. It is the 22nd largest city in the state, but it is the largest community in northwest Minnesota. Moorhead is the county seat of Clay county and has approximately ten neighborhoods. It is considered to be a college town and over 38% of adults over twenty-five hold four-year degrees or more. This is well above the national education average of under 22% for U.S. communities. Agriculture remains a prominent part of the local economy as it has been since the city’s founding. This is due, in part, to the fact that the land in the Fargo-Moorhead area is some of the richest land, for agriculture, in the whole world. This richness is because the land rests on what was once the glacial bed of Lake Agazziz. It is an ethnically diver and somewhat racially diverse community. The most common ancestries among residents of Moorhead include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish and others. The two largest groups, racially in the city are Caucasian and African American. English remains the primary language followed by Spanish. 

Moorhead spans 22.35 square miles which are nearly exclusively land area, it is a middle-income community compared to state and national economic standards. It has a mixed workforce of predominantly white and blue-collar workers, with a subsequently smaller percentage of no-collar workers. In 2018, the estimated population was 43,348 and the population density is around 1,950 people per square mile. By 2017, the estimate median household income in Fargo was $50,489 and the estimated per capital was $26,750. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value was $159,512, the mean price on all housing units was $196,782 and the median gross rent was $806. In recent history the top five employers in the community have been the Independent School District 152, Minnesota State University at Moorhead, Concordia College, Clay County and Eventide Lutheran Home. With so many good employment opportunities nearby, the average Moorhead resident enjoys a fairly short commute of about eighteen or nineteen minutes. 

The city of Moorhead was both founded and platted in 1871 and was named after William Moorhead, who was a man of importance with the Northern Pacific Railroad. The Northern Pacific Railroad gave a growth boost to the area as settlers moved west after the passing of the Homestead Act. With the river crossing point, and the railroad present, Moorhead became a hub for the transportation of goods and people. The city was officially incorporated in 1881. Much of the economy in its early years was based on the raising and refining of sugar beets Moorhead was the destination of plane that was carrying the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Richie Valens, which crashed and became the tragedy known as “the day the music died.” 

The city embraces its Scandinavian heritage and is the home of the Rourke Art Gallery and Hjemkomst Center, which features replicas of both a Stave Church and a Viking Ship. Homes for sale in Moorhead are of various styles and invite potential residents to come and find a place to call home. Other housing options include apartments, lofts, townhomes and other real estate. To begin your home search today, call local real estate agent (insert name) at (insert number).

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        218-284-4300
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        KG-5
        218-284-6300
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        218-284-5300
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        218-284-3800
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        Not Available
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        KG-12
        218-284-3300
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        PK-8
        218-284-4300
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        KG-5
        218-284-5300
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        KG-5
        218-284-7300
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        6-8
        218-284-6300
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        KG-5
        218-284-2230
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        5-12
        218-284-3300
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        PK-6
        218-299-7548
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        218-284-7300
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        6-8
        218-284-2230
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        218-299-7548
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        KG-12
        218-284-2270
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        7-12
        218-284-2300
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        218-284-2230
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        218-299-7548
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        KG-12
        218-233-0924
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        218-284-2270
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