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People

Total Population 1,393
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 40.1%
Employed Population 16+ 465
Age of the Population 60

Families

% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,198
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $725
Median House Value $136,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 17.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ELEPHANT BUTTE DAM
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
Station TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
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
Station BEAVERHEAD R S
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Truth or Consequences 6,266 $41,040
Williamsburg 512 $22,143

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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