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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

  2016 2015 2013 2010
Employees 4,030 3,511 3,288 3166
Establishments 386 374 395 372


Total Population 13,376 13,160 13,315 8,780
Total Households 3,571 3,546 3,601 3,462
Female Population 5,240 5,146 5,275 3,445
--% Female  39.2% 39.1% 39.6% 39.2%
Male Population 8,136 8,014 8,040 5,335
--% Male  60.8% 60.9% 60.4% 60.8%
Population Density (per Sq. Mi.) 7.25 7.14 6.08 6.01


Age 0 - 4 5.8% 5.8% 6.5% 6.5%
Age 5 - 14 12.8% 12.5% 11.7% 11.9%
Age 15 - 19 6.1% 6.1% 6.6% 6.8%
Age 20 - 24 10.3% 10.3% 9.4% 9.1%
Age 25 - 34 16.5% 16.1% 15.5% 15.8%
Age 35 - 44 15.3% 15.2% 14.8% 15.0%
Age 45 - 54 12.5% 12.8% 13.7% 14.3%
Age 55 - 64 9.4% 9.6% 10.0% 9.4%
Age 65 - 74 6.2% 6.2% 6.3% 6.0%
Age 75 - 84 3.7% 3.9% 4.0% 3.9%
Age 85 + 1.4% 1.4% 1.5% 1.4%
Median Age 34.1 34.5 35.2 35.0


Hispanic Ethnicity 74.4% 74.5% 73.6% 74.1%
Not of Hispanic Ethnicity 25.6% 25.5% 26.4% 25.9%


Income $ 0 - $9,999 10.9% 10.9% 12.2% 12.5%
Income $ 10,000 - $14,999 9.4% 9.6% 10.6% 10.1%
Income $ 15,000 - $24,999 12.7% 11.9% 13.7% 13.9%
Income $ 25,000 - $34,999 12.4% 12.1% 14.2% 14.5%
Income $ 35,000 - $49,999 16.6% 17.4% 17.0% 17.2%
Income $ 50,000 - $74,999 17.0% 18.6% 17.0% 17.1%
Income $ 75,000 - $99,999 11.4% 10.3% 7.9% 7.6%
Income $100,000 - $124,999 6.6% 6.3% 5.0% 4.9%
Income $125,000 - $149,999 1.4% 1.3% 1.3% 1.2%
Income $150,000 + 1.7% 1.6% 1.1% 1.1%
         
Average Household Income $49,881 $49,568 $44,874 $43,793
Median Household Income $40,753 $39,621 $34,432 $34,350
Per Capita Income $16,572 $16,229 $14,513 $13,039


Total Housing Units 4,099 4,061 4,014 3,972
Occupied Housing Units 87.9% 87.3% 85.4% 85.0%
Vacant Housing Units 12.1% 12.7% 14.6% 15.0%


Owner Occupied free and clear 72.9% 71.7% 53.9% 70.1%
Owner Occupied with a mortgage or loan 27.1% 28.3% 21.8% 29.9%
Renter Occupied Housing Units 926 906 817 770


Age 15 + Population 10,886 10,747 10,135 10,443
Divorced 10.9% 11.1% 9.9% 9.8%
Never Married 35.2% 35.3% 31.1% 28.7%
Now Married 48.8% 48.4% 52.4% 54.8%
Now Married - Separated 5.0% 5.3% 5.1% 6.7%
Widowed 5.1% 5.3% 6.6% 6.8%


Total Population Age 25+ 8,691 8,581 8,361 8,417
Grade K - 8 18.1% 17.9% 18.5% 18.9%
Grade 9 - 12 17.9% 18.1% 18.3% 17.9%
High School Graduate 29.3% 28.7% 28.5% 28.3%
Associates Degree 3.1% 2.8% 2.4% 2.1%
Bachelor's Degree 4.7% 5.0% 5.4% 5.1%
Graduate Degree 1.6% 1.6% 1.7% 1.6%
Some College, No Degree 17.1% 16.8% 15.8% 15.7%


Source: SBDC Net National Information Clearing House

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