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Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Elephant Butte is a city located in Sierra County, New Mexico. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,390.

Geography Elephant Butte is located at 33°11'23" North, 107°13'22" West (33.189809, -107.222873)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.7 km² (3.0 mi²). 7.7 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,390 people, 689 households, and 471 families residing in the city. The population density is 181.3/km² (470.4/mi²). There are 1,247 housing units at an average density of 162.7/km² (422.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.94% White, 0.07% African American, 1.58% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 5.04% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 13.31% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 689 households out of which 11.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% are married couples living together, 5.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% are non-families. 25.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.02 and the average family size is 2.38.

In the city the population is spread out with 12.0% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 13.7% from 25 to 44, 38.5% from 45 to 64, and 32.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 58 years. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,705, and the median income for a family is $37,344. Males have a median income of $30,809 versus $22,125 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,345. 10.6% of the population and 7.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.4% are under the age of 18 and 5.2% are 65 or older.

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