Pecos Texas Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Pecos, Texas Facts, Information, Relocation, Real Estate, Advertising
      		        KEY TO THE CITY - USA City Directory Top USA City Resource Guide 

Home

US Facts

Footsteps of
History

It Happened Here

Mottos, Slogans
and Nicknames

Noted Notables

Search


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For

Pecos

Reeves County,

Texas

Zip Code

Home of the Worlds First Rodeo


The Texas state capital is Austin.


What would you like to know about Pecos

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Pecos Government

Pecos Business Directory.

Pecos Chamber of Commerce.

Pecos Community news

Pecos Schools.



Zip Codes

79772

Return to Index

Statistics & Facts

The population of Pecos is approximately 8,118 (2006), 8780 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,681 (2000), 3094 (2010).

The amount of land area in Pecos is 18.863 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Pecos is 7.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pecos to Washington DC is 1629 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 353 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pecos is positioned 31.40 degrees north of the equator and 103.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Pecos elevation is 2,586 feet above sea level.
Pecos median income is $27,100 (2005).

Pecos miscellany.

Return to Index

Location

Pecos location: on the western bank of the Pecos River, in the east central part of Reeves County in western Texas about 84 miles from Odessa and about 203 miles from El Paso. Other nearby communities include Lindsay, Barstow, Toyah, Pyote, Mentone, Coyanosa, Wink and Balmorhea.

Return to Index

Climate & Weather

Pecos average annual rainfall is 11 inches per year
Pecos average temperature is 65 degrees F.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Pecos history:

Pecos was first knowen as Pecos Station, then Pecos City, and finally Pecos. The city began, as many of the west Texas communities, as a railroad town when a depot was built for the Texas and Pacific Railway. Eventually, Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 80 were built linking all the small towns. Pecos became a center for the area for production of many crops including cotton and cataloupes. Underground irrigation was a big factor in the early growth. When Reeves County was created, Pecos was named the new county seat. Sulfur mining in nearby areas during the 1960s helped to increase both the population and the economy. During the 1990s, the mining was stopped and with the shut-down, growth began to cease and even reverse. The area still remains an agricultural center for the area.

Handbook of Texas Online history for Pecos. Also try this good history page for the city.

Mr Cantaloupe and the origins of the Pecos Cantaloupe Industry.

IT HAPPENED HERE
The world's first rodeo was in Pecos on July 4, 1883
Return to Index

Attractions

Pecos attractions:

Pecos Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Annual West of the Pecos Rodeo
Since 1883!
Four exciting evenings filled with calf roping, bronc riding, barrel racing, and much more. A variety of vendors will have booths for the event. For more information call the chamber at 432-445-2406.

The West of the Pecos Museum
P.O. Box 1784
Pecos, Texas 79772
Phone: 432 445-5076

Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 27
Pecos, TX 79772
Phone: 432-445-2406

Return to Index

Economy & Industry

Pecos economy: mainly based on agriculture and related industries.

4B Pecos Eocnomic Development Corporation
Return to Index


Contribute information free for this community or any other community in the USA

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Learn how to advertise on Key to the City

Choose a new community in the state of Texas

To go to a new state, choose the States page
To choose another state, go to the State page.
Return to the Top USA City Directory and US City Resource Guide - Key to the City

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! We'll leave the light on for you!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search