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Welcome to Moorhead ...

The city of Moorhead is located in Sunflower County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Moorhead has a population of 2,063 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Moorhead.

Moorhead is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Moorhead lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Moorhead is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Moorhead: 38761<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Moorhead had an population of 2,063 people. This is a decrease of 14.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Moorhead had a population of 2,405 people (or 8.17% of the total population of Sunflower County). This makes Moorhead the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Moorhead represents 0.08% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 92nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,405 people, the population of Moorhead decreased 6.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,573 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Moorhead.

Adding Moorhead to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Moorhead in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Moorhead elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Moorhead on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Moorhead ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Moorhead - they are located in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana (2) and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Moorhead.

Communities near Moorhead ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Moorhead.

  • Greenwood [Leflore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Moorhead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<6>
  • Indianola [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
    • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Moorhead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<6>
  • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Moorhead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<6>
  • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Moorhead
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Moorhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<6>
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
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      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Moorhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Moorhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
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      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Moorhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Moorhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Moorhead
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Moorhead. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Moorhead.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Moorhead. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Moorhead.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moorhead. See our Newspapers Page for Moorhead.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moorhead ...

Looking for more information about Moorhead? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Moorhead, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Moorhead.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Sunflower County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moorhead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Sunflower, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Moorhead.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moorhead - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Moorhead). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Moorhead or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moorhead) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moorhead. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moorhead

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4493, Longitude: -90.5055    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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