Pecos, New Mexico

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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 miles to the west.

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Geography

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 (4.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

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/sq mi (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.

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