Pecos is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,517 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pecos is the 241st largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pecos is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pecos is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pecos who work in office and administrative support (14.58%), food service (11.47%), and teaching (8.48%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Pecos spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.67 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Pecos is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Pecos rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.03% of adults 25 and older in Pecos have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Pecos in 2010 was $21,714, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,856 for a family of four. However, Pecos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pecos is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pecos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Pecos, accounting for 73.48% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Pecos residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pecos include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Pecos is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.