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The City of Monahans had a population of 7,689 as of July 1, 2017. Monahans ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Monahans is located at latitude 31.6559 and longitude -103.0841 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Monahans (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,621 feet.

The City of Monahans (GNIS ID: 2411133) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Monahans is located within Wink Division of Ward County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monahans population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Monahans, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,689
Daytime Population: Workers 2,184
Daytime Population: Residents 4,865
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,049
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 7,581
Population in Familes 6,442
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 268
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $46,190
Average Household Income $65,472
Per Capita Income $24,461


Total Housing Units 3,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,043 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 785 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $75,209
Average Home Value $97,528


Total Households 2,827
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 2,004
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.38% 0.65%
Households 1.36% 0.63%
Families 1.22% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Monahans, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monahans to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 306 83rd
Population Density # 1424 19th
Diversity Index # 195 89th
Median Household Income # 882 50th
Per Capita Income # 808 54th

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