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Gallup, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Gallup had a population of 22,213 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Gallup, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,213
Daytime Population: Workers 14,499
Daytime Population: Residents 13,891
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,390
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 21,718
Population in Familes 17,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 495
Population Density2 1,175
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $43,602
Average Household Income $60,041
Per Capita Income $21,386


Total Housing Units 8,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,132 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,614 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 485 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $138,267
Average Home Value $169,979


Total Households 7,747
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 5,225
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.21%
Households 0.28% 0.17%
Families -0.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 2017 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 # 14 97th
Median Household Income # 157 65th
Per Capita Income # 217 51st

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