Ward County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:10,964More data
Estimate 2021:11,111 
Census 2020:11,648More data
Census 2010:10,658More data
Census 2000:10,909More data
Population of the County Seat (Monahans)
Census 2020:7,836 
Census 2010:6,953 
Census 2000:6,821 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN WARD COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:252More data
Grandfalls town:323More data
Monahans city (pt.):7,324More data
Pyote town:70More data
Thorntonville town:535More data
Wickett town:403More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:835.6More data
Water Area:0.2More data
Total Area:835.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:13.94More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:72.11More data
Percent Rural:27.89More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:57.1%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:5.7%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:36.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:4.2%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:29.4%More data
65 and Older:13.8%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:34.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$55,099More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$616,783,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$58,461More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.0%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 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:10.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$65,301More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$61,555 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$65,553 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$63,328 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$57,079 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:9.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:2.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.690000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$4,705,104,897More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$4,533,320,888More data
Total Actual Levy:$31,279,914More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$N/AMore data
CY 2021:$N/A 
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:40.461More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:79.087More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:108.436More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:1.601More data
Frontage Roads:48.337More data
On-System Subtotal:277.922More data
City Streets:101.058More data
Certified County Roads:236.440More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:337.498More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:615.420More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:161.844More data
US Highways:0.000More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:189.227More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:216.872More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.202More data
Frontage Roads:96.674More data
On-System Subtotal:667.819More data
City Streets:202.116More data
Certified County Roads:472.880More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:674.996More data
County Total:1,342.815More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Ward County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.