Elephant Butte, New Mexico Population 2024

1,414

Elephant Butte is a city located in Sierra County New Mexico. Elephant Butte has a 2024 population of 1,414. Elephant Butte is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -2.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,446 in 2020.

The average household income in Elephant Butte is $63,164 with a poverty rate of 11.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elephant Butte is 67.2 years, 70 years for males, and 66.3 years for females.

Elephant Butte Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elephant Butte was:

  • White: 88.68%
  • Two or more races: 11.32%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
338.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.21% (-32)
The current population of Elephant Butte, New Mexico is 1,414 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,446.

Elephant Butte, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,39588.68%
Two or more races17811.32%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Elephant Butte Population by Race

Elephant Butte Population Pyramid 2024

Elephant Butte Median Age

67.2

Total

70

Male

66.3

Female

Elephant Butte Adults

There are 1,514 adults, (962 of whom are seniors) in Elephant Butte.

Elephant Butte Age Dependency

185

Age Dependency Ratio

174.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

10.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Elephant Butte Sex Ratio

Female76348.51%
Male81051.49%

Elephant Butte Population by Age

Elephant Butte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9421.6787.612.4
Non Family5191.2780.719.3
Married3841.7495.64.4
Female248.51000
Male152.81000

2.16

Average Family Size

1.67

Average Household Size

87.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elephant Butte Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade90.59%
9th to 12th Grade382.51%
High School Graduate61440.55%
Some College35623.51%
Associates Degree19913.14%
Bachelors Degree23315.39%
Graduate Degree654.29%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elephant Butte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elephant Butte Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2411,194213
Hispanic26526577
2+ Races13813874

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 53.62%.

Elephant Butte Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,133$27,470$35,370
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$26,607$26,548$0
Some College$17,969$0$0
Bachelors Degree$39,107$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$35,133

Average Earnings

$27,470

Average Male

$35,370

Average Female

Elephant Butte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elephant Butte Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elephant Butte Language

84.94% of Elephant Butte residents speak only English, while 15.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.77% of the population.

Elephant Butte Language

Elephant Butte Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,26018314.52%

11.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.69%

Male Poverty Rate

19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elephant Butte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elephant Butte is White, with 14.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elephant Butte is White, with 14.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.34%.

Elephant Butte Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College25.05%
Bachelors or Greater6.38%
High School0.98%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Elephant Butte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Elephant Butte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elephant Butte Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$52,641$63,164
Families$74,450$93,411
Married Families$73,700$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,449$38,512

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elephant Butte Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Elephant Butte Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elephant Butte Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elephant Butte Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elephant Butte Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

463

Number of Veterans

454

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam296
Second Gulf War42
First Gulf War16
Korea0
World War II0

Elephant Butte Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74259
75+106
18 to 3442
55 to 6440
35 to 5416

Elephant Butte Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White45032.7%
Hispanic10539.62%
2+ Races139.42%

Elephant Butte Veterans by Race

Elephant Butte Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elephant Butte Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

29.4%

Labor Force Participation

28.6%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Elephant Butte Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elephant Butte Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elephant Butte Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

36.36%

Born in Elephant Butte

98.92%

Native Born

1.08%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.92% of Elephant Butte residents were born in the United States, with 36.36% having been born in New Mexico. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Elephant Butte Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,374-8-0.58%
20281,382-8-0.58%
20271,390-8-0.57%
20261,398-8-0.57%
20251,406-8-0.57%
20241,414-8-0.56%
20231,422-8-0.56%
20221,430-5-0.35%
20211,435-11-0.76%
20201,4461269.55%
20191,320-7-0.53%
20181,327-14-1.04%
20171,341-2-0.15%
20161,343-13-0.96%
20151,35600%
20141,356-29-2.09%
20131,385-38-2.67%
20121,423-16-1.11%
20111,43910.07%
20101,43800%

Elephant Butte Population by Year