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Demographics

Forbes.com recognized Pecos as the “No. 2 Fastest Growing Small Town Nationally” in December 2012. And we’ve kept on growing ever since. In fact, Pecos grew 52 percent between 2010 and 2016, and the median income went up an impressive 14 percent.

Pecos Texas Demographic Summary

  2019 2018 2017 2016
Total Workforce 10,958 8,026 5,838 5,468
         


Total Population 13,623 13,376 13,160 13,315
Total Households 3,693 3,571 3,546 3,601
Female Population 5,257 5,240 5,146 5,275
--% Female  38.6% 39.2% 39.1% 39.6%
Male Population 8,366 8,136 8,014 8,040
--% Male  61.4% 60.8% 60.9% 60.4%
Population Density (per Sq. Mi.) 7.39 7.25 7.14 6.08


Age 0 - 4 6.2% 5.8% 5.8% 6.5%
Age 5 - 14 12.5% 12.8% 12.5% 11.7%
Age 15 - 19 6.0% 6.1% 6.1% 6.6%
Age 20 - 24 10.3% 10.3% 10.3% 9.4%
Age 25 - 34 17.2% 16.5% 16.1% 15.5%
Age 35 - 44 15.5% 15.3% 15.2% 14.8%
Age 45 - 54 12.2% 12.5% 12.8% 13.7%
Age 55 - 64 8.9% 9.4% 9.6% 10.0%
Age 65 - 74 6.0% 6.2% 6.2% 6.3%
Age 75 - 84 3.6% 3.7% 3.9% 4.0%
Age 85 + 1.6% 1.4% 1.4% 1.5%
Median Age 33.8 34.1 34.5 35.2


Hispanic Ethnicity 75.0% 74.4% 74.5% 73.6%
Not of Hispanic Ethnicity 25.0% 25.6% 25.5% 26.4%


Income $ 0 - $9,999 9.8% 10.9% 10.9% 12.2%
Income $ 10,000 - $14,999 8.1% 9.4% 9.6% 10.6%
Income $ 15,000 - $24,999 9.5% 12.7% 11.9% 13.7%
Income $ 25,000 - $34,999 11.0% 12.4% 12.1% 14.2%
Income $ 35,000 - $49,999 14.4% 16.6% 17.4% 17.0%
Income $ 50,000 - $74,999 19.1% 17.0% 18.6% 17.0%
Income $ 75,000 - $99,999 15.4% 11.4% 10.3% 7.9%
Income $100,000 - $124,999 8.0% 6.6% 6.3% 5.0%
Income $125,000 - $149,999 2.1% 1.4% 1.3% 1.3%
Income $150,000 + 2.5% 1.7% 1.6% 1.1%
         
Average Household Income $57,268 $49,881 $49,568 $44,874
Median Household Income $46,313 $40,753 $39,621 $34,432
Per Capita Income $18,311 $16,572 $16,229 $14,513


Total Housing Units 4,064 4,099 4,061 4,014
Occupied Housing Units 90.9% 87.9% 87.3% 85.4%
Vacant Housing Units 9.1% 12.1% 12.7% 14.6%


Owner Occupied free and clear 74.3% 72.9% 71.7% 53.9%
Owner Occupied with a mortgage or loan 25.7% 27.1% 28.3% 21.8%
Renter Occupied Housing Units 979 926 906 817


Age 15 + Population 11,071 10,886 10,747 10,135
Divorced 10.1% 10.9% 11.1% 9.9%
Never Married 35.6% 35.2% 35.3% 31.1%
Now Married 49.6% 48.8% 48.4% 52.4%
Now Married - Separated 4.8% 5.0% 5.3% 5.1%
Widowed 4.8% 5.1% 5.3% 6.6%


Total Population Age 25+ 8,860 8,691 8,581 8,361
Grade K - 8 16.5% 18.1% 17.9% 18.5%
Grade 9 - 12 18.3% 17.9% 18.1% 18.3%
High School Graduate 30.5% 29.3% 28.7% 28.5%
Associates Degree 3.2% 3.1% 2.8% 2.4%
Bachelor's Degree 4.8% 4.7% 5.0% 5.4%
Graduate Degree 1.5% 1.6% 1.6% 1.7%
Some College, No Degree 17.1% 17.1% 16.8% 15.8%


Source: SBDC Net National Information Clearing House

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