Moorhead (Minnesota)

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Coordinates 46°52′26″N 96°46′02″W
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clay
Founded 1871
Elevation 898 ft (274 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
ZIP codes 56560–56563
Area code 218
FIPS code 27-43864
GNIS feature ID 0648070
Government (Mayor) Shelly Carlson
Government (City) 22.27 sq mi (57.69 km2)
Government (Land) 22.27 sq mi (57.67 km2)
Government (Water) 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Area (City) 22.27 sq mi (57.69 km2)
Area (Land) 22.27 sq mi (57.67 km2)
Area (Water) 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 44,505
Population (2020) (Estimate (2021)) 44,668
Population (2020) (Density) 1,960.39/sq mi (756.89/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 176,676 (US: 194th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 252,136 (US: 192nd)

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Moorhead (/ˈmɔːrhɛd/) is a city in and county seat of Clay County, Minnesota, United States, on the banks of the Red River of the North. Located in the Red River Valley, an extremely fertile and active agricultural region, Moorhead is also home to several corporations and manufacturing industries. Across the river from Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead helps form the core of the Fargo–Moorhead ND-MN Metropolitan Area. The population was 44,505 according to the 2020 census. Platted in 1871, the city was named for William Galloway Moorhead, an official of the Northern Pacific Railway.

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