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. 35.12% of the Monahans workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Monahans is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monahans who work in office and administrative support (16.77%), maintenance occupations (7.11%), and management occupations (6.22%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Monahans is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small city, Monahans doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Monahans with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.99% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Monahans in 2010 was $24,013, 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 $96,052 for a family of four. However, Monahans contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Monahans is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monahans home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Monahans, accounting for 53.48% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Monahans residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. 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 Chinese.