Moorhead, Minnesota is a great place to live! It must be, because according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Moorhead, MN is just over 38,000 people and has been growing over the last decade. The city is located in Clay County and runs along the eastern edge of the Red River. Fargo, ND is located on the western/opposite side of the Red River.
Moorhead is home to a number of colleges and universities including Minnesota State University Moorhead which is a public institution, Concordia College which is a private liberal arts college, Rasmussen College (2-4 year college), Minnesota State Community and Technical College (2-4 year college), and Globe University which was formerly known as the Minnesota School of Business and is a private college.
Several of the schools also make the list of the largest employers in the area. The top ten employers include 1) Moorhead Area Public Schools, 2) Minnesota State University Moorhead, 3) Concordia College, 4) Eventide Senior Living Communities, 5) Clay County, 6) American Crystal Sugar Company, 7) Moorhead Electric, 8) City of Moorhead, 9) American Security & Protection, and 10) Hornbacher’s Grocery Store. For a list of major employers in the greater metropolitan area, visit the Chamber of Commerce page.