Elephant Butte, NM 87935 ZIP Code Profile

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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, 2017)


Total Population 1,340
Daytime Population: Workers 461
Daytime Population: Residents 770
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,231
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,340
Population in Familes 992
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 278
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $35,261
Average Household Income $46,306
Per Capita Income $25,054


Total Housing Units 1,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 628 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 575 (44.2%)
Median Home Value $156,468
Average Home Value $168,949


Total Households 725
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 426
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.69% -0.82%
Households -0.67% -0.87%
Families -0.99% -1.05%
Median Household Income   -0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

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

The table below compares 87935 to the other 330 ZIP Codes in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 147 56th
Population Density # 44 87th
Diversity Index # 288 13th
Median Household Income # 204 38th
Per Capita Income # 116 65th

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