Moorcroft is a town in Crook County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,009 at the 2010 census.
Moorcroft was incorporated on October 2, 1906. The exact meaning of Moorcroft is unknown but over the years has several suggested origins for the name. The town was named in 1876 after Alexander Moorcroft, an early settler who built a cabin in the Black Hills of Wyoming. The name Moorcroft was chosen by the community’s first postman Stocks Millar (1858-1890) after his home town in Scotland .
Moorcroft is located at 44°15′54″N 104°57′2″W (44.264863, -104.950663).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,009 people, 392 households, and 254 families residing in the town. The population density was 800.8 inhabitants per square mile (309.2/km2). There were 442 housing units at an average density of 350.8 per square mile (135.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.7% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.