Elephant Butte, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 1,341 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 638  (47.6%)
Females: 703  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

68.8 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 87901, 87935.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,749 (it was $31,705 in 2000)
Elephant Butte:

$35,749
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,072 (it was $21,345 in 2000)

Elephant Butte city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $137,855 (it was $91,600 in 2000)
Elephant Butte:

$137,855
NM:

$171,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $175,080; detached houses: $212,242; townhouses or other attached units: $258,736; mobile homes: $203,758

Median gross rent in 2017: $809.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elephant Butte: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.3%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Elephant Butte, NM (2010)
    • 1,18883.0%White alone
    • 19413.6%Hispanic
    • 292.0%Two or more races
    • 90.6%American Indian alone
    • 70.5%Asian alone
    • 40.3%Black alone

Races in Elephant Butte detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Elephant Butte, New Mexico as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elephant Butte is 151 to 1.


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Ancestries: Dutch (12.6%), Irish (10.0%), German (9.9%), English (5.2%), Italian (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4565 feet

Land area: 2.96 square miles.

Population density: 454 people per square mile   (low).

Elephant Butte, New Mexico map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $862 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $731 (0.5%)

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 2017
Distribution of house value in Elephant Butte, NM in 2017
Elephant Butte satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.9%
New Mexico:

4.6%
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 near New Mexico state average. It is 156% 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 the city 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 490.3 miles away from the city 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 Elephant Butte center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sierra County (11) is near the US average (13).
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 (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: 7.2%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 27.6%

For population 25 years and over in Elephant Butte:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
New Mexico average:

12.7

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
Here:

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.
New Mexico:

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:
This county:

8.0%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.2%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.1%
New Mexico:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elephant Butte:

43.4%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.5%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
New Mexico:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elephant Butte:

36.8%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
Elephant Butte:

50.2%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Elephant Butte:

70.9%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elephant Butte, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$12,939$51,7560$0
Sewerage 2$6,197$37,1820$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,269$27,2280$0
Water Supply 1$3,755$45,0600$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,708$32,4960$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,628
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$930
Totals for Government 8$27,868$41,8026$2,558

Elephant Butte government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $383,000 ($285.61)
    Water Utilities: $186,000 ($138.70)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $375,000 ($279.64)
    Regular Highways: $154,000 ($114.84)
    Central Staff Services: $137,000 ($102.16)
    Water Utilities: $120,000 ($89.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000 ($33.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($26.85)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($26.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($20.13)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($7.46)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($4.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($6.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $60,000 ($44.74)
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $30,000 ($22.37)
    Other - Hospitals: $25,000 ($18.64)
    Other - Police Protection: $17,000 ($12.68)
    Other - Libraries: $1,000 ($0.75)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $12,000 ($8.95)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($7.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $39,000 ($29.08)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($12.68)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($12.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($8.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($7.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $358,000 ($266.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($28.34)

Elephant Butte government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $324,000 ($241.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($58.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $184,000 ($137.21)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.75)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $204,000 ($152.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $210,000 ($156.60)
    Other: $99,000 ($73.83)
    Highways: $79,000 ($58.91)
    Health and Hospitals: $8,000 ($5.97)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $351,000 ($261.74)
    Property: $126,000 ($93.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $34,000 ($25.35)
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000 ($23.12)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000 ($4.47)
    Other License: $4,000 ($2.98)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.75)

Elephant Butte government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,935,000 ($1442.95)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,749,000 ($1304.25)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $186,000 ($138.70)

Elephant Butte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,663,000 ($1240.12)

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:

7
  • MARTY JIMMERSON, 3.65 Nm Se (Lat: 33.197694 Lon: -107.239361), Type: 115.5, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: American Tower L.P., Www.Americantower.Com, , Houst-on, Phone: (713) 693-0000
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 3.65 Nm Se (Lat: 33.197694 Lon: -107.239361), Type: 115.5, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: American Tower Through Unisite, Inc., Point- Richmond, Phone: (510) 236-3700
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 3.65 Nm Se (Lat: 33.197694 Lon: -107.239361), Type: 115.5, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: American Tower, L.P., Point- Richmond, Phone: (510) 236-3700
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 3.65 Nm Se (Lat: 33.197694 Lon: -107.239361), Type: 115.5, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: American Tower, L.P., Kent, Phone: (425) 251-8480
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 3.65 Nm Se (Lat: 33.197694 Lon: -107.239361), Type: 115.5, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Kent, Phone: (425) 251-8480
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 3.65 Nm Se (Lat: 33.197694 Lon: -107.239361), Type: 115.5, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Kent, Phone: (425) 251-8480
  • 3.65 Nm Se (Lat: 33.197778 Lon: -107.239444), Type: 115.5, Overall height: 109.7 m, Registrant: Atc Tower Corp, Www.Americantower.Com, , Houst-on, Phone: (713) 693-0000

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:

4
  • 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: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/20/2020, Certifier: Frank R Knutson, Registrant: Tri State Generation & Transmission Assoc., Inc., Denver, CO 80234, Phone: (303) 452-6111, Fax: (303) 254-6068, 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 Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, 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:

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, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, 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:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elephant Butte)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to 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 an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Elephant Butte, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents 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
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 21.6%Electricity
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elephant Butte, NM
  • 66.2%Electricity
  • 26.8%Utility gas
  • 7.0%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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age 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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