Pecos, New Mexico

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Pecos, New Mexico
Village
Our Lady of Guadalupe Benedictine Abbey near Pecos
Our Lady of Guadalupe Benedictine Abbey near Pecos
Location of Pecos, New Mexico
Location of Pecos, New Mexico
Coordinates: 35°34′51″N 105°40′43″W / 35.58083°N 105.67861°W / 35.58083; -105.67861Coordinates: 35°34′51″N 105°40′43″W / 35.58083°N 105.67861°W / 35.58083; -105.67861
Country United States
State New Mexico
County San Miguel
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,923 ft (2,110 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,441
 • Density 830.3/sq mi (320.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87552
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-55620
GNIS feature ID 0915876

Pecos is a village in San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,441 at the 2000 census, growing much faster than in other parts of San Miguel County, partly because Pecos is within commuting distance of Santa Fe.[1] The village is built along the Pecos River which flows from the north out of the Santa Fe National Forest. Notable locations nearby include Pecos National Historical Park, Glorieta Pass, Pecos Benedictine Monastery, and Lisboa Springs Trout Hatchery. It is also an entry point for hunting, fishing, hiking and camping in the Pecos Wilderness. The closest metropolitan area is the Santa Fe metropolitan area, approximately twenty six miles to the west.

Geography[edit]

Pecos is located at 35°34′51″N 105°40′43″W / 35.58083°N 105.67861°W / 35.58083; -105.67861 (35.580954, -105.678660)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,441 people, 542 households, and 383 families residing in the village. The population density was 830.3 people per square mile (319.8/km²). There were 628 housing units at an average density of 361.9 per square mile (139.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 68.91% White, 0.21% African American, 1.39% Native American, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 26.51% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 80.08% of the population.

There were 542 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,549, and the median income for a family was $33,828. Males had a median income of $28,625 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,306. About 13.0% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Pecos Independent Schools serves the Village of Pecos as well as rural areas in western San Miguel County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ San Miguel County Comprehensive Plan 2004-2014:54
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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