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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,285
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+4,008
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.8%
Median Earnings25+$38,263
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,208
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,964
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$784
Median House Value$44,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)80.6%
German3.8%
Irish1.9%
English1.1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Italian0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Pecos Almanac

CategoryValue
County Reeves County
Standard Zip Codes79772
Phone Area Codes432
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.4
Approximate Longitude-103.5

Pecos Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPECOS
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 60 F
Apr Temp46 to 83 F
Jul Temp69 to 99 F
Oct Temp48 to 82 F
Annual Precip11.6 inches
StationWINK WINKLER CO AP
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 81 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 80 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationKENT 8 SE
Distance47.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp46 to 76 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barstow596$41,250
Pyote126$69,167

Pecos Public Libraries

Reeves County Library
505 S PARK ST
Pecos, Texas
(432) 445-5340

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Pecos Hospitals

Reeves County Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
2323 Texas Street

Pecos Public Schools

Austin El
1501 Normandy
ZIP: 79772
(432) 447-7541
Primary
Total Enrollment 639
Crockett Middle
1801 Missouri St
ZIP: 79772
(432) 447-7461
Middle
Total Enrollment 548
Haynes El
800 E 11th St
ZIP: 79772
(432) 447-7497
Middle
Total Enrollment 337
Pecos H S
1201 S Park St
ZIP: 79772
(432) 447-7400
High
Total Enrollment 606
Pecos Kind
300 W 10th St
ZIP: 79772
(432) 447-7596
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
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