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Gallup, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Gallup had a population of 21,957 as of July 1, 2016. Gallup ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gallup is located at latitude 35.5138 and longitude -108.7437 in McKinley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gallup (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McKinley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,512 feet.

The City of Gallup (GNIS ID: 2410562) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gallup is located within Gallup Division of McKinley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gallup population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gallup: Nanizhoozhi, Na'nizhoozhi.

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Gallup, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,957
Population in Households 21,470
Population in Familes 17,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 487
Population Density1 1,161
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 7,659
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 5,191
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,959 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,700 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 566 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $143,274
Average Home Value $172,037


Median Household Income $45,432
Average Household Income $60,279
Per Capita Income $21,479
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.49%
Households 0.15% 0.42%
Families -0.16% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gallup, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gallup to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 40 91st
Diversity Index2 # 13 97th
Median Household Income # 138 69th
Per Capita Income # 207 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.