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The population of Pyote is approximately 145 (2006), 114 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 85 (2000), 50 (2010).

The amount of land area in Pyote is 3.345 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Pyote is 1.29 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pyote to Washington DC is 1605 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 333 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pyote is positioned 31.53 degrees north of the equator and 103.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Pyote per capita income is $11,505 (2000).
Pyote median income is $27,900 (2005).

The Pyote median home price is $12,500 (2005).

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Pyote location: in western Texas about 57 miles from Odessa and about 227 miles from El Paso. Other nearby communities include: Wickett, Thorntonville, wink, Monahans, Barstow, Coyanosa, Kermit and Grandfalls.

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Pyote history:

A Texas and Pacific Railway opened a telegraph office here in 1881. The area was called Pyote Tank at the time. Some say the Chinese workers here could not pronounce coyote property, leading to the name but others say it was named for the Peyote Cacti that is seen all around here.

A post office was opened in 1907 as well as a store. When the store opened, a barbeque was held and town lots were successfully sold. A school was also soon built. The community remained small for many years until oil was discovered in 1928. The population swelled rapidly to over 3,500 persons for a time until the railroad built a spur to Monahans which took Pyote out of the loop as far as oilfield shipping was concerned. The city had incorporated during the early 1930s. But by 1939, there were only 36 businesses left and, by 1941, there were only about 200 persons left in town with just 15 businesses remaining.

In 1942, World War II brought the Pyote Air Force Station and bomber training to the area. After the war many of the bombers were sent here for scrap metal processing. Two of the most famous planes housed here were the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb and General MacArthur's plane, Swoose. Both these planes were rescued by the Smithsonian.

A history page for Pyote with some historical pictures.

This page lists Pyote as a Ghost Town. Read the history there.
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