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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Pecos is approximately 8,118 (2006), 8780 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,681 (2000), 3094 (2010).
The amount of land area in Pecos is 18.863 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Pecos is 7.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pecos to Washington DC is 1629 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 353 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pecos is positioned 31.40 degrees north of the equator and 103.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Pecos elevation is 2,586 feet above sea level.
Pecos median income is $ 27,100 (2005).
The Pecos median home price is $ 30,600 (2005).
Pecos average annual rainfall is 11 inches per year
Pecos average temperature is 65 degrees F.


on the western bank of the Pecos River, in the east central part of Reeves County in western Texas about 84 miles from Odessa and about 203 miles from El Paso. Other nearby communities include Lindsay, Barstow, Toyah, Pyote, Mentone, Coyanosa, Wink and Balmorhea.
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History & History Related Items

Pecos was first knowen as Pecos Station, then Pecos City, and finally Pecos. The city began, as many of the west Texas communities, as a railroad town when a depot was built for the Texas and Pacific Railway. Eventually, Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 80 were built linking all the small towns. Pecos became a center for the area for production of many crops including cotton and cataloupes. Underground irrigation was a big factor in the early growth. When Reeves County was created, Pecos was named the new county seat. Sulfur mining in nearby areas during the 1960s helped to increase both the population and the economy. During the 1990s, the mining was stopped and with the shut-down, growth began to cease and even reverse. The area still remains an agricultural center for the area.

Handbook of Texas Online history for Pecos. Also try this good history page for the city.

Mr Cantaloupe and the origins of the Pecos Cantaloupe Industry.

The world's first rodeo was in Pecos on July 4, 1883
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Pecos Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Annual West of the Pecos Rodeo
Since 1883!
Four exciting evenings filled with calf roping, bronc riding, barrel racing, and much more. A variety of vendors will have booths for the event. For more information call the chamber at 432-445-2406.

The West of the Pecos Museum
P.O. Box 1784
Pecos, Texas 79772
Phone: 432 445-5076

Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 27
Pecos, TX 79772
Phone: 432-445-2406
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Economy & Industry

mainly based on agriculture and related industries.

4B Pecos Eocnomic Development Corporation
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Pecos City Government

Pecos City Hall
110 E 6th St.
Pecos, TX 79772
Phone: 432 445-2421
Fax: 432 445-6670

City Government information may be found here.

Pecos is governed by five elected council members plus the mayor. One of the elected council members is then elected, by the council members as Mayor Pro-tem for a one year term in that position. The day to day affairs of the city are handled by the City Manager and his staff. The city manager is hired by the city council.

Pecos Chamber

The Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce 111 South Cedar (Highway 285) P.O. Box 27 Telephone: 432 445-2406 Fax: 432 445-2407

Pecos Community News

Pecos Enterprise
A daily newspaper for the area
324 S. Cedar St.
Pecos, TX 79772
Phone: 432-445-5475

Pecos Organizations

The Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce 111 South Cedar (Highway 285) P.O. Box 27 Telephone: 432 445-2406 Fax: 432 445-2407

Pecos Schools

Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District
1302 South Park Street
Pecos, Texas 79772
Phone: 432-447-7201 Pecos


The population of Pecos was:
1885 - 150
1904 - 639
1914 - 1,856
1925 - 1,445
1928 - 2,800
1929 - 4,000
1931 - 3,304
1939 - 4,800
1943 - 6,500
1952 - 8,054
1959 - 14,200
1970 - 14,960 1990 - 12,069
2000 - 9,501
2006 - 8,118

The number of housing units was:
1990- 4,432
2000- 3,681

Median age:
2000 - 33.1 years

Median householdincome:
2000 - $ 24,943
2005 - $ 27,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 25,900
2005 - $ 30,600

Pecos is located in the central time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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