Ward County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:11,998More data
Estimate 2018:11,709 
Estimate 2017:11,383 
Estimate 2016:11,571 
Estimate 2015:11,631 
Estimate 2014:11,571 
Estimate 2013:11,205 
Estimate 2012:10,823 
Estimate 2011:10,671 
Census 2010:10,658More data
Census 2000:10,909More data
Population of the County Seat (Monahans)
Census 2010:6,953 
Census 2000:6,821 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Barstow city:386More data
Grandfalls town:403More data
Monahans city (pt.):7,816More data
Pyote town:132More data
Thorntonville town:541More data
Wickett town:559More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:835.6More data
Water Area:0.2More data
Total Area:835.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:12.75More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:72.11More data
Percent Rural:27.89More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:54.4%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:5.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:39.5%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:3.9%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:28.7%More data
65 and Older:14.0%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:34.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$49,916More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$585,012,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$53,621More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:13.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:17.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:78.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:13.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$63,328More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$57,079 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$51,856 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$55,940 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$58,734 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.720000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$3,411,543,190More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,274,560,593More data
Total Actual Levy:$23,588,325More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:40.461More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:79.104More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:108.434More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.601More data
Frontage Roads:48.330More data
On-System Subtotal:277.930More data
City Streets:100.267More data
Certified County Roads:231.688More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:331.955More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:609.885More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:161.844More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:191.360More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:216.868More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.202More data
Frontage Roads:96.660More data
On-System Subtotal:669.934More data
City Streets:200.534More data
Certified County Roads:463.376More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:663.910More data
County Total:1,333.844More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Ward County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Ward County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Ward County»

Special Districts in Ward County.
School Districts in Ward County.
History of City Tax Rates in Ward County.

Airports in Ward County.
Hospitals in Ward County.
Prisons in Ward County.