Elephant Butte, New Mexico

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Elephant Butte, New Mexico

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High Points

Elephant Butte strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Mexico):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Elephant Butte Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 12% Elephant Butte Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 13% Elephant Butte People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 19% Elephant Butte Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Comparing Elephant Butte to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Mexico (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 1
Well-Paid Single Men 6 9
Well-Paid Single Women 5 9
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 6 9
Median Family Income 4 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 2
People Living Alone 5 7
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Elephant Butte Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles NW of Las Cruces, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles NW of El Paso, Texas
County Sierra
P.O. Box Zip Codes 87935
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.148
Longitude -107.184

Elephant Butte Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 53 F
Apr Temp 44 to 74 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 10.6 inches
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 76 F
Jul Temp 66 to 95 F
Oct Temp 46 to 77 F
Annual Precip 10.6 inches
Distance 57 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 49 F
Apr Temp 23 to 67 F
Jul Temp 48 to 85 F
Oct Temp 28 to 69 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches
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Elephant Butte Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,390 100%
Male 689 49.6%
Female 701 50.4%
Under 18 167 12%
18+ 1,223 88%
65+ 453 32.6%
Median Age 57.6
Average Family Size 2.38
White 1,278 91.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 1.6%
Other 70 5%
Mixed Race 15 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 185 13.3%

Estimated Elephant Butte Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,317
Growth -73
Growth % -5.3%

Elephant Butte Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 18.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
English 14.6%
US/American 13.7%
Irish 9.4%
Dutch 3.7%
Polish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Italian 2.8%
Scottish 2.3%
Swedish 2%
Norwegian 1.1%
Hungarian 1%
European 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Finnish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Dutch West Indian 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Elephant Butte, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Elephant Btte (87935)
Engle (87935)
Rock Canyon (87935)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elephant Butte 1,390 $37,344
Truth or Consequences 7,289 $28,750
Williamsburg 527 $27,679
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