Demographic Data

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“The Oasis of the Texas Desert”

  • Population: 11,644; (2020 Census)
  • County seat: Monahans
  • Ward County, founded in 1887, was named for Thomas W. Ward, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.

American Community Survey 5-Year Data Profile

Major Towns

School Districts

Ward County Resources

Ward County

Population

Total Population

11,626

Population
Growth Rate

-0.02%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

80.700

Housing & Income

Households

4,231

Total Housing Units

5,207


Owner Occupied

3,076

Renter Occupied

1,155

Vacant

976

Median Home Value

$129,642


Average Home Value

$169,295

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.36%

Income Projection

Median Household

$63,409 $72,761


Average Household

$82,325 $91,936


Per Capita

$29,982 $33,685

Workforce

Total Businesses

473

Total Employed

4,312

Workers 16+

5,086

2023 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

38

Employed

814

2023 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

64

Employed

676

2023 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

64

Employed

514

2023 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

15

Employed

444

2023 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

44

Employed

341

2023 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

52

Employed

273

Some
High School

780

Graduated
High School

2,593

Associates
Degree

567

Bachelor's
Degree

793

Graduate
Degree

197

Average Commute Time

21 min.



Resident Commuters

3,776

Non-Resident Commuters

1,266

Drive Alone

4,329

Carpooled

565

Public

1

Work At Home

66


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