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Elephant Butte is a city in Sierra County.
The community was named for a hill shaped like an elephant
The latitude of Elephant Butte is 33.148N. The longitude is -107.184W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,465 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,369.
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18% of Elephant Butte residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elephant Butte ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elephant Butte was $21,345, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Elephant Butte residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elephant Butte, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $785.
Sierra County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elephant Butte political report.
The average commute time for Elephant Butte workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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