Pecos, Texas Population 2021

11,235
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Pecos is a city located in Reeves County Texas. It is also the county seat of Reeves County. With a 2020 population of 11,235, it is the 224th largest city in Texas and the 2865th largest city in the United States . Pecos is currently growing at a rate of 3.57% annually and its population has increased by 27.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,780 in 2010. Pecos reached it's highest population of 12,855 in 1980. Spanning over 7 miles, Pecos has a population density of 1,538 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pecos is $69,359 with a poverty rate of 13.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $854 per month, and the median house value is $68,200. The median age in Pecos is 35.6 years, 29.6 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Pecos Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pecos was:

  • White: 74.33%
  • Other race: 19.68%
  • Black or African American: 3.30%
  • Asian: 1.69%
  • Two or more races: 0.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0.08%
The current population of Pecos, Texas is 11,235 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,074.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,780.

Pecos, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202117,1134842.83%
202016,6294842.91%
201916,1454843.00%
201815,6613622.31%
201715,299-47-0.31%
201615,346-347-2.26%
201515,6934803.06%
201415,2136134.03%
201314,6002491.71%
201214,3511581.10%
201114,1932751.94%
201013,9180.00%

Pecos Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,51374.33%
Some Other Race1,98919.68%
Black or African American3343.30%
Asian1711.69%
Two or More Races840.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.08%
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Pecos Population by Race

Pecos Population Pyramid $2021

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Pecos Median Age

35.6


Total

29.6


Male

38.3


Female

Pecos Adults

There are 7,549 adults, (1,584 of whom are seniors) in Pecos.

Pecos Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pecos Sex Ratio

Female

5,185

51.30%

Male

4,923

48.70%

Pecos Population by Age

Pecos Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pecos Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All71.4%28.6%
Male65.9%34.1%
Female63.6%36.4%
Non Family56.5%43.5%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pecos Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5433.9471.4
Married1,2034.7184.5
Non Family7911.4956.5
Female4205.4763.6
Male1296.8165.9

4.88

Average Family Size

3.94

Average Household Size

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Pecos Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade94114.22%
9th to 12th Grade68410.34%
High School Graduate2,30834.88%
Some College1,40821.28%
Associates Degree5468.25%
Bachelors Degree4376.60%
Graduate Degree2934.43%
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Pecos Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pecos Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic4,5743,083226
White1,7981,675400
Other Race1,3831,00511
Black179167
Asian118118104
2+ Races7327
Islander99
Native American8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.14%.

Pecos Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,887$41,319$32,050
Less Than 9th Grade$22,788$30,179$16,554
High School Graduate$31,233$33,542$27,432
Some College$41,895$57,019$29,615
Bachelors Degree$55,365$$55,469
Graduate Degree$51,716$$50,858

$36,887

Average Earnings

$41,319

Average Male

$32,050

Average Female

Pecos Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pecos Language by Age

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Pecos Language

49.21% of Pecos residents speak only English, while 50.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 49.39% of the population.

Pecos Language

Pecos Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,2641,17716.20%
Other1,9851326.65%
White2,307954.12%
Asian1714123.98%
Multiple843845.24%
Black334102.99%

13.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.85%

Male Poverty Rate

13.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pecos

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pecos is Multiple, with 45.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pecos is Black, with 2.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.41%.

Pecos Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.07%
High School9.26%
Some College7.83%
Bachelors or Greater5.79%

Pecos Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.98%
Female Employed3.27%
Male Unemployed0.85%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Pecos Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pecos Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,582$69,359
Families$72,683$78,447
Married Families$80,179-
Non Families$36,146$45,409
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Income by Household Type

Pecos Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Pecos Married by Age and Sex

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Pecos Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pecos Marital Status by Race

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Pecos Marital Status

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587

Number of Veterans

556

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War328
First Gulf War232
Vietnam125
Korea33
World War II17

Pecos Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34260
35 to 54138
65 to 74102
75+62
55 to 6425

Pecos Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4057.39%
Hispanic3296.33%
Other Race1378.77%
Black4515.20%

Pecos Veterans by Race

Pecos Veterans by Education

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1.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pecos Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pecos Employment by Age

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Pecos Employment by Race

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Pecos Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.64%

Born in Pecos

92.37%

Native Born

7.63%

Foreign Born

3.74%

Non Citizen

3.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.37% of Pecos residents were born in the United States, with 80.64% having been born in Texas. 3.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pecos Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,2353873.57%
202010,8483873.70%
201910,4613873.84%
201810,0742662.71%
20179,808-105-1.06%
20169,913-399-3.87%
201510,3123723.74%
20149,9405656.03%
20139,3751721.87%
20129,2031231.35%
20119,0802733.10%
20108,807-694-0.76%
20009,501-2,568-2.36%
199012,069-786-0.63%
198012,8551730.14%
197012,682-46-0.04%
196012,7284,6744.68%
19508,0543,1995.19%
19404,8551,5513.92%
19303,3040.00%

Pecos Population by Year