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The City of Monahans had a population of 7,620 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Monahans, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,620
Population in Households 7,512
Population in Familes 6,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density1 266
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 2,827
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 2,004
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,035 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 793 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $70,215
Average Home Value $95,624


Median Household Income $42,175
Average Household Income $60,747
Per Capita Income $22,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.46% 1.07%
Households 1.57% 1.15%
Families 1.42% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 303 83rd
Population Density1 # 1420 19th
Diversity Index2 # 201 88th
Median Household Income # 975 44th
Per Capita Income # 834 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.