Pecos County, TX

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2022 Population
15,114
0.579% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.7
1.66% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23%
4.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,325
6.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$144,300
27.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pecos County, TX had a population of 15.1k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $59,325. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pecos County, TX declined from 15,202 to 15,114, a −0.579% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,652 to $59,325, a 6.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pecos County, TX are White (Hispanic) (43.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (15.9%), Other (Hispanic) (10.4%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.84%).

None of the households in Pecos County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.1% of the residents in Pecos County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pecos County, TX was $144,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.6%.

Most people in Pecos County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Pecos County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pecos County, TX is home to a population of 15.1k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.1% of Pecos County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.83k people).

In 2022, there were 1.82 times more White (Hispanic) residents (6.52k people) in Pecos County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.59k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.1%
2022 Citizenship
92.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.1% of Pecos County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pecos County, TX was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pecos County, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    6.52k ± 844
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.59k ± 23
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.4k ± 673
70.1%
Hispanic Population
10.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.82 times more White (Hispanic) residents (6.52k people) in Pecos County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.59k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.4k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

70.1% of the people in Pecos County, TX are hispanic (10.6k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

12.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.83k people
13.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.08k people

As of 2022, 12.1% of Pecos County, TX residents (1.83k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pecos County, TX was 13.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    215 ± 130
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    164 ± 122
  3. Vietnam
    87 ± 66

Pecos County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pecos County, TX employs 6.03k people. The largest industries in Pecos County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (804 people), Retail Trade (757 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (626 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($85,261), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,339), and Wholesale Trade ($64,474).

Occupations

6.03k
2022 Value
± 662
0.617%
1 Year growth
± 15.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pecos County, TX grew at a rate of 0.617%, from 5.99k employees to 6.03k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pecos County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (907 people), Sales & Related Occupations (721 people), and Management Occupations (516 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pecos County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.03k
2022 Value
± 662
0.617%
1 Year growth
± 15.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pecos County, TX grew at a rate of 0.617%, from 5.99k employees to 6.03k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pecos County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (804 people), Retail Trade (757 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (626 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pecos County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Pecos County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$60,026
Median earning men ± $10,071
$32,721
Median earning women ± $3,981

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($156,063), and Construction ($85,345).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,688), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,664), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,783).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 73
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 70
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 65
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pecos County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 68.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pecos County, TX was $144,300 in 2022, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $113,100 to $144,300, a 27.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Pecos County, TX is 70.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pecos County, TX have an average commute time of 14.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pecos County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pecos County, TX is $59,325. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pecos County, TX was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $85,116, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $61,131 and $46,558.

Property

$144,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,075
$3,580
Median Property Taxes
±$474

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pecos County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.6% of the housing units in Pecos County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pecos County, TX was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $85,116, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $61,131 and $46,558.

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

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Household Income

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$59,325
Median Household Income
± $10,173
5.07k
Number of Households
± 585

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.07k households in Pecos County, TX grew to $59,325 from the previous year's value of $55,652.

The following chart displays the households in Pecos County, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pecos County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (89.2%)
  2. Carpooled (6.33%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.96%)

In 2022, 89.2% of workers in Pecos County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.33%) and those who worked at home (1.96%).

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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Commute Time

14.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pecos County, TX have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Pecos County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pecos County, TX (2.93k out of 12.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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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Health

82.8% of the population of Pecos County, TX has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 9.51% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 0.451% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pecos County, TX see 1758 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.5% decrease from the previous year (2239 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3930 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,758 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pecos County, TX

Primary care physicians in Pecos County, TX see an average of 1,758 patients per year. This represents a 21.5% decrease from the previous year (2,239 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.9% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.2%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
9.51%
Medicare
17.2%
Non-Group
0.451%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pecos County, TX declined by 7.26% from 18.5% to 17.2%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Pecos County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40% in Pecos County, TX.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 24.8% in Pecos County, TX.

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