Gallup, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Gallup, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Gallup had a population of 22,170 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Gallup, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,170
Population in Households 21,675
Population in Familes 17,699
Population in Group Qrtrs 495
Population Density2 1,173
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $42,713
Average Household Income $60,429
Per Capita Income $21,617


Total Housing Units 8,277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,675 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,088 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 514 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $133,026
Average Home Value $188,639


Total Households 7,763
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 5,230
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.27% 0.18%
Households 0.28% 0.19%
Families -0.03% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

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, 2018 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 Density # 39 91st
Diversity Index # 27 94th
Median Household Income # 169 62nd
Per Capita Income # 229 49th

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