Pecos, TX

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Population

14,791

2.44% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$49,390

6.3% growth

Number of Employees

5,140

3.78% growth

Median Property Value

$52,900

19.1% growth

About

In 2017, Pecos, TX had a population of 14.8k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $49,390. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pecos, TX grew from 14,438 to 14,791, a 2.44% increase and its median household income grew from $46,464 to $49,390, a 6.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pecos, TX are White (Hispanic) (59.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (18.2%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (13.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.47%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%). N/A% of the people in Pecos, TX speak a non-English language, and 82.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pecos, TX is $52,900, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in Pecos, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Pecos, TX is 2 cars per household.

Pecos, TX borders Carlsbad-Artesia, NM.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Pecos, TX employs 5.14k people. The largest industries in Pecos, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), and Public Administration (597 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,861), Utilities ($61,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,250).

Median household income in Pecos, TX is $49,390. Males in Pecos, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Pecos, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,390

2017 value

± $6,945

6.3%

1 Year Growth

± 16.3%

Households in Pecos, TX have a median annual income of $49,390, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,464 in 2016, which represents a 6.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pecos, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pecos, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $100,595, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $96,051 and $91,931.

The following map shows all of the counties in Pecos, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pecos, TX (1.62k out of 12.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,327 ± 254

  2. Hispanic

    1,178 ± 215

  3. Black

    150 ± 159

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pecos, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.14k

2017 Value

± 501

3.78%

1 Year growth

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pecos, TX grew at a rate of 3.78%, from 4.95k employees to 5.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pecos, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (674 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (539 people), and Transportation Occupations (523 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pecos, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pecos, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (674 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (539 people), and Transportation Occupations (523 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Pecos, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.88 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.79 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pecos, TX, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($90,833), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,833), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.14k

2017 Value

± 501

3.78%

1 Year growth

± 13.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pecos, TX grew at a rate of 3.78%, from 4.95k employees to 5.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pecos, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), and Public Administration (597 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pecos, TX, though some of these residents may live in Pecos, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pecos, TX, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), and Public Administration (597 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Pecos, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (26.7 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.81 times), and Public Administration (2.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pecos, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,861), Utilities ($61,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.3% of the population of Pecos, TX has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 5.65% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Pecos, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Pecos, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.7%

Uninsured

47.5%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

5.65%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pecos, TX grew by 1.1% from 19.5% to 19.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pecos, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pecos, TX is home to a population of 14.8k people, from which 82.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.9% of Pecos, TX residents were born outside of the country (3.1k people).

In 2017, there were 3.28 times more White (Hispanic) residents (8.83k people) in Pecos, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.05k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pecos, TX was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Pecos, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pecos, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.1k people

24.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.55k people

As of 2017, 20.9% of Pecos, TX residents (3.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pecos, TX was 24.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

82.6%

2017 Citizenship

79%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.6% of Pecos, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pecos, TX was 79%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pecos, TX

  1. White (Hispanic)

    8.83k ± 560

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    2.69k ± 40

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    2.05k ± 551

In 2017, there were 3.28 times more White (Hispanic) residents (8.83k people) in Pecos, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.05k Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Pecos, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    255 ± 147

  2. Vietnam

    216 ± 75

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    61 ± 44

Pecos, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pecos, TX was $52,900 in 2017, which is 0.23 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $44,400 to $52,900, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Pecos, TX is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pecos, TX have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pecos, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$52,900

2017 Median

± $9,377

$44,400

2016 Median

± $9,575

In 2017, the median property value in Pecos, TX grew to to $52,900 from the previous year's value of $44,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pecos, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pecos, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $20k - $25k range.

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Household Income

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$49,390

Median Household Income

± $6,945

3.73k

Number of Households

± 380

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.73k households in Pecos, TX grew to $49,390 from the previous year's value of $46,464.

The following chart displays the households in Pecos, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pecos, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pecos, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.7% of the housing units in Pecos, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pecos, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pecos, TX have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Pecos, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pecos, TX was Drove Alone (84.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.92%) and those who Worked At Home (2.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pecos, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pecos, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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