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Pecos is a village in San Miguel County, in the Las Vegas metro area.
The community was named for the Pecos River, which was named for the Pecos Pueblo, which was named for a Towa Indian word translated as "place where there is water"
The latitude of Pecos is 35.574N. The longitude is -105.674W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,923 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,424.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pecos demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Miguel County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87552 ZIP code.
5% of Pecos residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pecos ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pecos was $13,306, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Pecos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pecos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,038.
San Miguel County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pecos political report.
The average commute time for Pecos workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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