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Overview

Introduction to Monahans, Texas

Monahans, Texas, in Ward county, is 35 miles SW of Odessa, Texas (center to center) and 211 miles E of El Paso, Texas.

Monahans History

Monahans was initially inhabited by Mescalero, Lipan Apache, and Comanches Indian tribes. The tribes were called "Vaqueros" by Spanish explorers, because they mostly hunted the bison or "hump-backed cow." A Spanish explorer, Antonio de Espejo, travelled through the area on his way to New Mexico in 1583. The development of Monahans dates back to the 1880s when the Texas and Pacific Railway extended across the southern plains. John Thomas Monahan was a surveyor who was instrumental in the digging of a water well which led to availability of good water for the area. Before this, water was brought from the Big Spring area of Texas.

Monahans and Nearby Attractions

  • Monahans Sandhills State Park
  • Million Barrel Museum
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • American Airpower Heritage Museum
  • Davis Mountains State Park

Things To Do In Monahans

Rattlesnake Bomber Base Museum displays artifacts on the local heritage and the Rattlesnake Bomber Base. Million Barrel Museum is located in Monahans. West of the Pecos Museum, Petroleum Museum, Ellen Noel Art Museum, and Museum of the Southwest are located near the city as well. Recreational activities like canoeing, picnicking, and hiking may be enjoyed at the 3,840-acre Monahans Sand Hills State Park, which also has provisions for camel treks, sand surfing, and wildlife watching. A trip may also be planned to St. Genevieve Winery.

Monahans Transportation

Air transportation is available from Midland International Airport.

Monahans Higher Education

University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Midland College, and Odessa College are located near Monahans.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,484
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+3,021
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,859
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,132
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,336

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,783
% Above Poverty Level81.7%
% Below Poverty Level18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$808
Median House Value$90,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)74.4%
German5.9%
Irish5%
English4.8%
French Except Basque1.3%
Czech0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Italian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Swiss0.1%
Polish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Monahans Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ward County
Standard Zip Codes79756
Phone Area Codes432
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.54
Approximate Longitude-102.84

Monahans Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMONAHANS
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 60 F
Apr Temp47 to 84 F
Jul Temp68 to 99 F
Oct Temp49 to 82 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationWINK WINKLER CO AP
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 81 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 80 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationCRANE 2 E
Distance36.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 60 F
Apr Temp52 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Grandfalls392$36,719
Kermit6,219$58,458
Pyote126$69,167

Monahans Public Libraries

Ward County Library
409 S DWIGHT ST
Monahans, Texas
(432) 943-3332

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Monahans Hospitals

Ward Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
406 South Gary Street

Monahans Public Schools

George Cullender Kind
1100 S Leon Ave
ZIP: 79756
(432) 943-5252
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Monahans Ed Ctr
813 S Alice
ZIP: 79756
(432) 943-2019
High
Total Enrollment 21
Monahans H S
809 S Betty St
ZIP: 79756
(432) 943-2519
High
Total Enrollment 557
Sudderth El
701 N Carol
ZIP: 79756
(432) 943-2414
Middle
Total Enrollment 522
Tatom El
1600 S Calvin Ave
ZIP: 79756
(432) 943-2769
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Walker J H
800 S Faye Ave
ZIP: 79756
(432) 943-4622
Middle
Total Enrollment 344
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