Pecos, Texas

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Pecos, Texas

Introduction to Pecos, Texas

Pecos, Texas is 72 miles SW of Odessa, Texas (center to center) and 177 miles E of El Paso, Texas. It is located in Reeves county and the population is 9,501.

Pecos History

When the Texas and Pacific Railway was constructed, Pecos emerged as a train depot. The introduction of irrigation turned the city into a commercial center for produce, such as onions, cotton and cantaloupes. When mining operations ceased in the 1990s, the growth of the city reversed.

Pecos and Nearby Attractions

  • West of the Pecos Museum
  • Balmorhea State Park
  • Ellen Noel Art Museum
  • Monahans Sand Hills State Park
  • Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame

Things To Do In Pecos

People may visit popular museums like West of the Pecos Museum and Ellen Noel Art Museum. West of the Pecos Museum displays artifacts of the areas history. Several of the nearby parks are Balmorhea State Park, Maxey Park, and Monahans Sand Hills State Park. Local celebrations include West of the Pecos Parade, and Night in Old Pecos/Cantaloupe Festival.

Pecos Transportation

Midland International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Pecos Higher Education

Colleges near Pecos include Odessa College, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and Sul Ross State University.

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High Points

Pecos strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Pecos Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Pecos Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Pecos Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Pecos Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Pecos Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Pecos, Texas

Comparing Pecos to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 5
Age of the Population 3 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 8
Public Transportation Use 3 7
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Housing Recently Built 4 2
People Living Alone 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 8

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Pecos Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles SW of Odessa, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles E of El Paso, Texas
County Reeves
Standard Zip Codes 79772
Phone Area Codes 432
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.422
Longitude -103.492

Pecos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PECOS
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 60 F
Apr Temp 46 to 83 F
Jul Temp 69 to 99 F
Oct Temp 48 to 82 F
Annual Precip 11.6 inches
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 59 F
Apr Temp 48 to 81 F
Jul Temp 70 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 80 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches
Station KENT 8 SE
Distance 47.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 76 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
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Pecos Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,501 100%
Male 4,585 48.3%
Female 4,916 51.7%
Under 18 3,085 32.5%
18+ 6,416 67.5%
65+ 1,231 13%
Median Age 33.1
Average Family Size 3.47
White 7,251 76.3%
African-American 233 2.5%
Asian 45 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 44 0.5%
Other 1,716 18.1%
Mixed Race 211 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7,560 79.6%

Estimated Pecos Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,251
Growth -1,250
Growth % -13.2%

Pecos Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 89%
US/American 2.9%
English 2.4%
German 1.9%
Irish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Dutch 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pecos, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Verhalen (79772)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pecos 9,501 $26,376
Barstow 406 $23,333
Pyote 131 $30,833

Pecos Public Libraries

Reeves County Library
Pecos, Texas
(915) 445-5340

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Pecos Hospitals

(432) 447-3551
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Pecos

(As of 2006)
1903 South Cedar
(432) 445-4231
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Pecos High Schools (2004)

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1302 S PARK ST
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Serves 658 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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Serves 27 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.9

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