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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
Employees   4,030 3,511 3,288
Establishments   386 374 395


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Source: SBDC Net National Information Clearing House

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