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.
Pecos is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.32%), food service (9.74%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (7.40%).
One of the benefits of Pecos is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.86 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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.
The percentage of people in Pecos with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.43% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pecos in 2010 was $20,568, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,272 for a family of four. However, Pecos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pecos is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pecos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pecos residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pecos also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 75.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pecos include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Pecos is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.