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Overview

Introduction to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, in Sierra county, is 63 miles NW of Las Cruces, New Mexico and 104 miles NW of El Paso, Texas. As of the year 2000 census, 7,289 people lived in Truth Or Consequences.

Truth or Consequences History

Truth or Consequences was originally incorporated as Hot Springs in 1916. It was named for its numerous hot springs. In 1950, the town renamed after a popular radio program called Truth or Consequences, which was hosted by Ralph Edwards. Major settlement began in the area in 1912, during the construction of the Elephant Butte Dam and Reservoir. It was completed in 1916. The city became the county seat of Sierra County in 1937.

Truth or Consequences and nearby Attractions

  • Geronimo Springs Museum
  • Caballo Lake State Park
  • Mims Lake
  • Percha Dam State Park
  • Truth or Consequences Historical Marker
  • Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Things To Do In Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences is home to Geronimo Springs Museum, which portrays the history of Sierra County. Native American artifacts are also displayed in the museum. The Mims Lake offers facilities for boating and fishing. One can visit the Elephant Butte Dam Historical Marker, Caballo Mountains Historical Marker, and Truth or Consequences Historical Marker. Local celebrations include Native Art Extravaganza and Sierra County Fair.

Truth or Consequences Transportation

Las Cruces International is the nearest major aiport.

Truth or Consequences Higher Education

The University of Texas At El Paso, New Mexico State University and El Paso Community College provide higher education facilities.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Truth 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
Standard Zip Codes 87901
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.128
Longitude -107.252

Truth 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 TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
Distance 2.5 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 BOSQUE DEL APACHE
Distance 48.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 55 F
Apr Temp 36 to 77 F
Jul Temp 60 to 96 F
Oct Temp 38 to 78 F
Annual Precip 9.8 inches
Station BEAVERHEAD R S
Distance 53.8 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, Truth, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cuchillo (87901)

Truth Consq (87901)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elephant Butte 1,393 $36,198
Williamsburg 512 $22,143

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

Truth Public Libraries

Library
Truth Or Consequences Public Library
325 LIBRARY LANE
Truth, New Mexico
(505) 894-3027

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Truth Hospitals

SIERRA VISTA HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
800 E NINTH AVENUE
(505) 894-2111
Emergency Service: Yes

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HOT SPRINGS HIGH
1200 N. PERSHING AVENUE
505-894-2839
Serves 439 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

GERONIMO TRAILS ALT.
102 S. PERSHING
505-894-4603
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A Title I School.
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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