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Welcome to Pecos ...

The village of Pecos is located in San Miguel County<1>.

The location of Pecos has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Pecos refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pecosite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pecos has a population of 1,319 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pecos.

Pecos is 6,970 feet [2,124 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Pecos is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Pecos lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pecos had an population of 1,319 people. This is a decrease of 5.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pecos had a population of 1,392 people. This makes Pecos the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Pecos represents 0.07% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,392 people, the population of Pecos decreased 3.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,441 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pecos.

Communities Also Named Pecos ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Pecos - it's located in Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pecos.

Communities near Pecos ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pecos.

  • Santa Fe [Santa Fe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Fe
    • Santa Fe [Santa Fe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Pecos
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84,996 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Fe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Fe<7>
  • Glorieta [Santa Fe County]
  • Rowe [San Miguel County]
  • Canada de los Alamos [Santa Fe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada de los Alamos
    • Canada de los Alamos [Santa Fe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Pecos
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canada de los Alamos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canada de los Alamos
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holy Ghost [San Miguel County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holy Ghost
      • Holy Ghost [San Miguel County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Pecos
    • Ilfeld [San Miguel County]
    • Lamy [Santa Fe County]
    • Eldorado at Santa Fe [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado at Santa Fe
      • Eldorado at Santa Fe [Santa Fe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Pecos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado at Santa Fe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldorado at Santa Fe
    • Seton Village [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seton Village
      • Seton Village [Santa Fe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Pecos
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seton Village
    • Cowles [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowles
      • Cowles [San Miguel County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Pecos
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowles

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pecos. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pecos.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pecos. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pecos.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pecos. See our Newspapers Page for Pecos.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pecos ...

Looking for more information about Pecos? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pecos, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pecos.

Adding Pecos to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pecos in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Pecos was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pecos on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pecos. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including San Miguel, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pecos refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pecos may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pecos.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pecos - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pecos) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pecos. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PecosOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pecos. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5755, Longitude: -105.6787       In this case, the coordinates for Pecos have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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