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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Monahans is a town in Texas with a population of 7,526. Monahans is in Ward County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Monahans offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Monahans there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Monahans and residents tend to be conservative.
About Monahans...
Population
7,526
Town near
Midland Odessa Area

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$840
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Monahans Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    302.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    775.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Monahans

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,773
National
$55,322

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Monahans Reviews

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I was born and raised in Monahans. A lot has changed over the years including the population. The oil boom has brought so many people into the town and there is only one grocery store with outrageous prices on the groceries. You have to go to the next town over to get groceries and anything that the grocery store does not sale. The "local" people are friendly which makes it nice. It used to be an everyone knows everyone town but that is no longer the case.
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The town itself is ok but located a short drive from odessa a town with lots to do. However monahans itself it ok however dirty law enforcement they definitely make their own rules.
I have lived in Monahans most of my life. My favorite thing is the small town atmosphere. Our school system is top-notch and many of the educators are Christians I attend church with. One of the things I would change is providing more local jobs/careers that are not dependent on the oil business. The economy related to oil-related jobs is always a roller coaster and difficult when oil production slows.