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ZIP Code 87935

Primary City:Elephant Butte, NM (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Sierra County
Timezone: Mountain (1:08pm)
Area code: 505 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.19, -107.23
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 87935

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 87935. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 87935. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 87935, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Elephant Butte, NM
Elephant Btte
Engle, Rock Canyon

Stats and Demographics for the 87935 ZIP Code

ZIP code 87935 is located in southwest New Mexico and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 87935 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely small. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 87935 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,770
Population Density 49 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,758
Median Home Value $146,100
Land Area 36.26 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 960
Median Household Income $31,156

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 63Male Median Age: 64Female Median Age: 62

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus


 Male 905 51%
 Female 865 49%


 White 1,628 92.0%
 Black Or African American 3 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 20 1.1%
 Asian 10 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 53 3.0%
 Two Or More Races 55 3.1%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 514 54%
 Single Guardian 62 6%
 Singles 337 35%
 Singles With Roommate 47 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 876 91%
 Households with Kids 84 9%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 87935 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 87935 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 87935 real estate data, the median home value of $146,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 87935 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 87935 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,770 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 355 20%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 482 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 123 7%
 Households Vacant 798 45%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 25 3.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.1%
 For Sale Only 52 6.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 0.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 677 84.8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 40 5.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 66 53%
 3+ Bedroom 59 47%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $31,156 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 87935 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 87935 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 401 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 124 9%
 No Earnings 890 63%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 401 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 124 9%
 No Earnings 890 63%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 471 97.5%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 3 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6 1.2%
 Worked at Home 3 0.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 122 21.9%
 High School Graduate 294 52.8%
 Associate's degree 2 0.4%
 Bachelor's degree 108 19.4%
 Master's degree 21 3.8%
 Professional school degree 10 1.8%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 265 100.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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