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Monahans is a city in Ward County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Monahans is 31.594N. The longitude is -102.892W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,621 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,397.


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Median household income
Local
$30,349
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monahans demographic reports
Established as a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railroad
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1985 movie, "Fandango"
Well-known residents have included:
· Kathy Whitworth, golfer
Local festivals include:
  • Butterfield Overland Stagecoach & Wagon Festival - July 27-28, 2007
  • Art Festival - Sept. 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Monahans web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Monahans Sandhills State Park
Historic sites and museums: Million Barrel Museum, Pyote Museum and Rattlesnake Bomber Base
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Monahans demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ward County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79756 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Monahans residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monahans ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monahans was $14,100, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Monahans residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Monahans, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $255.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.


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Libraries in Monahans include Ward County Library ... View libraries

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Ward County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monahans political report.

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The average commute time for Monahans workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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