Monahans is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,690 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Monahans is the 282nd largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Monahans is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.26% of the Monahans workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Monahans is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monahans who work in office and administrative support (13.82%), teaching (6.94%), and maintenance occupations (6.61%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Monahans has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Monahans a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small city, Monahans doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Monahans are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.77% of adults in Monahans have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Monahans in 2010 was $24,140, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,560 for a family of four. However, Monahans contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Monahans is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monahans home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monahans residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Monahans also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 50.72% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monahans include Irish, English, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Monahans is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.