Elephant Butte, New Mexico

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Population in 2019: 1,310 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 623  (47.6%)
Females: 687  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

71.8 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 87901, 87935.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,777 (it was $31,705 in 2000)
Elephant Butte:

$45,777
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,650 (it was $21,345 in 2000)

Elephant Butte city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $142,905 (it was $91,600 in 2000)
Elephant Butte:

$142,905
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $166,302; detached houses: $199,175; mobile homes: $142,104

Median gross rent in 2019: $931.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elephant Butte: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.4%
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According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Elephant Butte, New Mexico as of October 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elephant Butte is 168 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (13.5%), Scotch-Irish (8.4%), Irish (6.4%), English (5.5%), Swedish (3.6%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4565 feet

Land area: 2.96 square miles.

Population density: 443 people per square mile   (low).

Elephant Butte, New Mexico map

37 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This city:

2.7%
New Mexico:

9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $798 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $995 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Las Cruces, NM (65.8 miles , pop. 74,267).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (107.5 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (281.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Hot Springs Landing, NM (1.2 miles),
Truth or Consequences, NM (2.1 miles ),
Williamsburg, NM (2.5 miles ),
Las Palomas, NM (3.1 miles),
Caballo, NM (4.0 miles),
Oasis, NM (4.4 miles),
Arrey, NM (4.9 miles ),
Winston, NM (5.2 miles)

Latitude: 33.19 N, Longitude: 107.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 505

Distribution of median household income in Elephant Butte, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Elephant Butte, NM in 2019
Elephant Butte satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.5%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,196 (+616.5%).
Most common industries in Elephant Butte, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.1%)
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Elephant Butte, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (11.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)

Average climate in Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Elephant Butte, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Elephant Butte-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 644% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 540.0 miles away from Elephant Butte center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 6/29/2014 at 04:59:35, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 120.6 miles away from Elephant Butte center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 490.3 miles away from Elephant Butte center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 536.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 496.7 miles away from Elephant Butte center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 488.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sierra County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elephant Butte topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elephant Butte:

  • SIERRA HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; T OR C, NM)
  • SIERRA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; T OR C, NM)
  • NEW MEXICO STATE VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM)

Amtrak station near Elephant Butte:

  • 5 miles: TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES (TRUTH OR CONSEQNCES, 800 N. HWY. 51) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elephant Butte:

  • Western New Mexico University (about 68 miles; Silver City, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 69 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 69 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 107 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • Vista College (about 108 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • El Paso Community College (about 110 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Central New Mexico Community College (about 135 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 19,398)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Elephant Butte Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Rio Grande Guide Service (Recreational Trips & Guides; P.O. Box 1611).

Hotels: Marina Suites Motel (Country Club Road), Quality Inn (401 Highway 195), Lakeview Restaurant & Lounge at Quality Inn (401 Highway 195), Elephant Butte Inn (401 Highway 195).

Sierra County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elephant Butte and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF ELEPHANT BUTTE (Population served: 984, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.1%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Elephant Butte (2011 data):

  • Bank of the Southwest: Elephant Butte Branch at Highway 195 & Warm Springs, branch established on 1972/07/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $156.7 mil, Deposits: $138.0 mil, headquarters in Roswell, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: New Mexico National Financial Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Elephant Butte:

Marital status in Elephant Butte, NM
  • Never married: 6.2%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 29.1%

For population 25 years and over in Elephant Butte:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elephant Butte, NM (based on Sierra County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,59816
Catholic1,02111
Other4514
Mainline Protestant1993
None8,719-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Sierra County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Sierra County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Sierra County:

10.61 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sierra County:

8.0%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.2%
State:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.9%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elephant Butte:

53.6%
New Mexico:

48.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.2%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
New Mexico:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elephant Butte:

38.7%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
Elephant Butte:

58.7%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Elephant Butte:

75.0%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elephant Butte, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 1$4,132$49,5840$0
Totals for Government 1$4,132$49,5840$0

Elephant Butte government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,436,000 ($1096.18)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($26.72)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($16.03)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($6.87)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $415,000 ($316.79)
    Central Staff Services: $359,000 ($274.05)
    Financial Administration: $245,000 ($187.02)
    Regular Highways: $182,000 ($138.93)
    Water Utilities: $164,000 ($125.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($79.39)
    Hospitals: $26,000 ($19.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($14.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($9.16)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($4.58)
    Transit Utilities: $3,000 ($2.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $75,000 ($57.25)

Elephant Butte government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $415,000 ($316.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $185,000 ($141.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $193,000 ($147.33)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $332,000 ($253.44)
    Property: $259,000 ($197.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $19,000 ($14.50)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $14,000 ($10.69)

Elephant Butte government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,867,000 ($1425.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,867,000 ($1425.19)

Elephant Butte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,300,000 ($992.37)

7.69% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dona Ana County, NM  1.05% ($36,952 average AGI)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.82% ($32,273)


6.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dona Ana County, NM  1.29% ($21,196 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elephant Butte:

  • KCHS (1400 AM; 1 kW; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: GPK MEDIA LLC)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNFT (950 AM; 5 kW; BAYARD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Elephant Butte:

  • K216CK (91.1 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KKVS (98.7 FM; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: RICHARDSON COMMERCIAL CORPORATION)
  • KROL (99.5 FM; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: RIO GRANDE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO)
  • KVLC (101.1 FM; HATCH, NM; Owner: RADIO PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elephant Butte:

  • K59CN (Channel 59; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV.)
  • K51BQ (Channel 51; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: CITY OF TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES)
  • K64CG (Channel 64; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: CITY OF TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES)
  • K17BH (Channel 17; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: CITY OF TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES)
  • K27BN (Channel 27; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K54CC (Channel 54; TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE, NM; Owner: CITY OF TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES)

Elephant Butte fatal accident list:

May 4, 2014 09:29 PM, Sr-195, Lat: 33.213725, Lon: -107.242225, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 7, 2011 08:03 PM, Sr-195, Lat: 33.146750, Lon: -107.187339, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 11, 1994 09:52 PM, 195, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 13, 1992 11:52 PM, Srockcanyn, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Apr 12, 1990 04:30 PM, Rockcanyon, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.4mTotal length
  • 3,474Total average daily traffic
  • 138Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,588Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Elephant Butte)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Rock Canyon Rd & Rio Grande North (Lat: 33.213972 Lon: -107.242250), Call Sign: WQJ359, Licensee ID: L00735235,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz, 154.310 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2005, Expiration Date: 07/31/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/03/2015, Registrant: County Of Sierra, 100 N Date St, Truth Or Conseq, NM 87901, Phone: (505) 894-6215
  • Sr 52 & Commercial Ave (Lat: 33.187861 Lon: -107.223083), Call Sign: KKX486,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.220 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/2014, Expiration Date: 12/20/2024, Registrant: Advanced Communications & Electronics, 2417 Baylor Drive, Se, Albuquerque, NM 87106, Phone: (505) 244-3321, Fax: (505) 244-3675, Email:
  • Lat: 33.176667 Lon: -107.220000, Call Sign: WQES659,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.412 MHz, 451.787 MHz, 451.837 MHz, 451.887 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2016, Expiration Date: 04/04/2026, Certifier: James Jacobs, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • WATER TANK HILL, Water Tank Hill 0.3 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 33.151444 Lon: -107.189472), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WNEO352,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10553.1 MHz, 957.150 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2020, Expiration Date: 06/20/2030, Certifier: Frank R Knutson, Registrant: Tri State Generation & Transmission Assoc., Inc., 1100 W. 116th Ave., Westminster, CO 80233, Phone: (505) 771-5788, Email:
  • Elephant Butte, 304 B Calle De Ranchero (Lat: 33.203333 Lon: -107.230611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 44.5 m, Overall height: 49.5 m, Call Sign: WQEM867,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2016, Expiration Date: 03/08/2026, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • NM02219B, Near Hwy 195 And Ocotillo St. (Lat: 33.203833 Lon: -107.231056), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQYW704,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 02/14/2017, Expiration Date: 02/14/2027, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • ELEPHANT BUTTE, Hwy 195 Yappie Canyono Road (Lat: 33.197917 Lon: -107.239556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 109.4 m, Overall height: 111.9 m, Call Sign: WQZG631,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19525.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/10/2017, Expiration Date: 05/10/2027, Certifier: Dave Cundiff, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • TCS-RCLR, 101 Rockhouse Rd. (Lat: 33.342222 Lon: -107.291722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WRFJ739, Licensee ID: L00163161,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2020, Expiration Date: 03/17/2030, Certifier: Michele T St Mary Esq, Registrant: L3harris Technologies, Inc, 1025 West Nasa Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32919, Phone: (703) 673-3344, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Elephant Butte Lake State Park Hdqtrs S Monticello Unit 359.4 (Lat: 33.296194 Lon: -107.193083), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KWS579,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.850 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2011, Expiration Date: 01/23/2022, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 725 6th Street Nw, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 699-7355, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elephant Butte)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BARTLETT NORMAN GLASAIR SUPER IIS FT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 1931B, N1931B, N-1931B, Serial Number: 2300, Certificate Issue Date: 08/02/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Albert G Ahlrich, Po Box 436, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/04/1970
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5349L, N5349L, N-5349L, Serial Number: 28-4652, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 01/26/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Brad S Hart, Po Box 288, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/13/2015
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC S-60A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 7036Y, N7036Y, N-7036Y, Serial Number: S60A-3199, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 11/20/2019
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Glenn M See, 503 Skyline Dr Unit 1349, Elephant Butte, NM 87935, Other Owners: Diana More, Jack Ingram, Cookie M See
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC RX-7 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 7080X, N7080X, N-7080X, Serial Number: RX7-3301, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 01/10/1995
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Cookie M See, Po Box 1349, Elephant Butte, NM 87935, Other Owners: Glenn M See
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 76MM, N76MM, N-76MM, Serial Number: 18-6031, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 06/14/2016
    Registrant (Individual): John H Richardson, 105 Springland, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210L (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 94035, N94035, N-94035, Serial Number: 21060487, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 09/30/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 05/09/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Lightening Bar A Properties LLC, Po Box 1152, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 9794E, N9794E, N-9794E, Serial Number: 76-30807, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 12/11/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 10/14/2011
    Registrant (Individual): David M Senn, Po Box 629, Elephant Butte, NM 87935

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of fires - 23 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Elephant Butte, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (38.0%), and Structure Fires (35.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elephant Butte, NM
    • 5438.0%Outside Fires
    • 5035.2%Structure Fires
    • 3323.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 53.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elephant Butte, NM
Most common first names in Elephant Butte, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1671.6 years
John1274.7 years
Richard1168.2 years
Mary1072.4 years
William1070.6 years
Charles973.1 years
James767.8 years
George773.1 years
Helen775.4 years
Donald772.1 years
Most common last names in Elephant Butte, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones774.0 years
Wilson777.6 years
Anderson478.3 years
Clark476.7 years
Lane376.9 years
Jackson377.0 years
Conner382.4 years
Card372.7 years
Lewis364.3 years
Loomis390.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elephant Butte, NM
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 24.1%Electricity
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elephant Butte, NM
  • 72.2%Electricity
  • 21.6%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Elephant Butte compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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