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Elephant Butte

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Elephant Butte is a city in Sierra County, New Mexico, United States, near Elephant Butte Reservoir and State Park. The population was 1,390 at the 2000 census.HistoryElephant Butte was named from a butte nearby thought to resemble an elephant.GeographyElephant Butte is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,390 people, 689 households, and 471 families residing in the city. The population density was 470.4 people per square mile (181.3/km²). There were 1,247 housing units at an average density of 422.0 per square mile (162.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.94% White, 0.07% African American, 1.58% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 5.04% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.31% of the population.
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