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Monahans, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Monahans is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ward County at latitude 31.6559 and longitude -103.0841. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,621 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Monahans, but most people and references simply refer to it as Monahans, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Monahans indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Monahans, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,401
Population in Households 7,293
Population in Familes 6,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density1 261
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 2,748
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,949
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,009 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 739 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 366 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $64,127
Average Home Value $78,125


Median Household Income $44,259
Average Household Income $63,447
Per Capita Income $23,813
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.48% 1.92%
Households 1.66% 1.95%
Families 1.45% 1.87%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Monahans, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monahans to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 299 83rd
Population Density1 # 1424 19th
Diversity Index2 # 184 90th
Median Household Income # 822 53rd
Per Capita Income # 639 64th

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