Elephant Butte, NM 87935 ZIP Code Profile

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Elephant Butte, NM | Engle, NM | Rock Canyon, NM

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ZIP Code 87935: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elephant Butte, NM 87935

Acceptable Alternative
Elephant Btte, NM 87935

Not Acceptable, USPS
Engle, NM 87935
Rock Canyon, NM 87935

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 93
  • Single Family Addresses: 1
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Sierra County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.195, Longitude -107.218
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Elephant Butte, NM 87935 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,421
Population in Households 1,421
Population in Familes 1,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 260
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 771
Average Household Size 1.84
Family Households 455
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 657 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 ( 8.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 558 (42.0%)
Median Home Value $147,135
Average Home Value $158,524


Median Household Income $35,506
Average Household Income $45,660
Per Capita Income $24,774
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.47%
Households -0.59% -0.55%
Families -0.92% -0.76%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Elephant Butte, NM 87935 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 87935 to the other 329 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 140 58th
Population Density1 # 47 86th
Diversity Index2 # 290 12th
Median Household Income # 215 35th
Per Capita Income # 111 67th

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