Elephant Butte is a very small city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 1,356 people and just one neighborhood, Elephant Butte is the 74th largest community in New Mexico.
Occupations and Workforce
Elephant Butte is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elephant Butte is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elephant Butte who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (34.55%), office and administrative support (12.67%) and healthcare suport services (11.81%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Elephant Butte is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Elephant Butte’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Elephant Butte has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Elephant Butte a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Elephant Butte is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Elephant Butte, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 96.67% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Elephant Butte is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.