Gallup, NM

Census Place

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2022 Population
21,672
1.05% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.1
1.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
25.3%
10.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,358
7.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$143,500
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,410
3.65% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gallup, NM had a population of 21.7k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $58,358. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gallup, NM declined from 21,901 to 21,672, a −1.05% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,537 to $58,358, a 7.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gallup, NM are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (44.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (18.1%), Other (Hispanic) (12.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.95%), and White (Hispanic) (6.14%).

None of the households in Gallup, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.1% of the residents in Gallup, NM are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gallup, NM are University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (282 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Gallup, NM was $143,500, and the homeownership rate was 54.6%.

Most people in Gallup, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Gallup, NM was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gallup, NM is home to a population of 21.7k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.06% of Gallup, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.53k people).

In 2022, there were 2.43 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.55k people) in Gallup, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.93k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.79k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.1%
2022 Citizenship
94.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.1% of Gallup, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gallup, NM was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gallup, NM
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    9.55k ± 745
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.93k ± 294
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.79k ± 733
31.4%
Hispanic Population
6.81k people

In 2022, there were 2.43 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.55k people) in Gallup, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.93k White (Non-Hispanic) and 2.79k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.4% of the people in Gallup, NM are hispanic (6.81k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    128,832 ± 8,539 people
  2. Philippines
    5,882 ± 1,880 people
  3. Germany
    4,070 ± 1,565 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 128,832 New Mexico residents, followed by Philippines with 5,882 and Germany with 4,070.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.06%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.53k people
6.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.46k people

As of 2022, 7.06% of Gallup, NM residents (1.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gallup, NM was 6.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    299 ± 113
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    281 ± 135
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    159 ± 138

Gallup, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gallup, NM employs 8.41k people. The largest industries in Gallup, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,592 people), Retail Trade (1,390 people), and Educational Services (1,072 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,684), Manufacturing ($95,110), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,619).

Males in New Mexico have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,740. The income inequality in New Mexico (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.41k
2022 Value
± 796
3.65%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gallup, NM grew at a rate of 3.65%, from 8.11k employees to 8.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gallup, NM, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,456 people), Management Occupations (996 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (785 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gallup, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.41k
2022 Value
± 796
3.65%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gallup, NM grew at a rate of 3.65%, from 8.11k employees to 8.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gallup, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,592 people), Retail Trade (1,390 people), and Educational Services (1,072 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gallup, NM, though some of these residents may live in Gallup, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,622
Median earning men ± $5,858
$36,292
Median earning women ± $6,174

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($96,066), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($78,690), and Public Administration ($62,859).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,905), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,665), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,352).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Mexico have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Gallup, NM awarded 282 degrees. The student population of Gallup, NM in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 795 male students and 1,318 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gallup, NM are American Indian or Alaska Native (182 and 65.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (54 and 19.4%), White (21 and 7.55%), and Asian (16 and 5.76%).

The largest universities in Gallup, NM by number of degrees awarded are University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (282 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gallup, NM are General Studies (42 and 14.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (30 and 10.6%), and Registered Nursing (29 and 10.3%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,113 students enrolled in Gallup, NM, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 1,167 records, of which 65% were women and 35% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 42 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gallup, NM was General Studies with 42 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Gallup, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
282 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus with 282 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 93 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gallup, NM, which is 0.492 times less than the 189 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 182 degrees mean that there were 3.37 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,932) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($714) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,194) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gallup, NM was $143,500 in 2022, which is 0.509 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $124,800 to $143,500, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Gallup, NM is 54.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gallup, NM have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gallup, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$143,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,323
$3,869
Median Property Taxes
±$465

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gallup, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Gallup, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

54.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.6% of the housing units in Gallup, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9454
  2. Census Tract 9453

The following map shows all of the places in Gallup, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,358
Median Household Income
± $5,253
7.09k
Number of Households
± 683

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.09k households in Gallup, NM grew to $58,358 from the previous year's value of $54,537.

The following chart displays the households in Gallup, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gallup, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.09%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.44%)

In 2022, 78.9% of workers in Gallup, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.09%) and those who worked at home (6.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gallup, NM have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Gallup, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gallup, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gallup, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gallup, NM (5.36k out of 21.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gallup, NM is Native American, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.9% of the population of Gallup, NM has health coverage, with 26% on employee plans, 42.3% on Medicaid, 9.85% on Medicare, 6.25% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in McKinley County, NM see 1322 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.609% increase from the previous year (1314 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1389 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 576 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,322 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in McKinley County, NM

Primary care physicians in McKinley County, NM see an average of 1,322 patients per year. This represents a 0.609% increase from the previous year (1,314 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McKinley County, NM in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 32% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.1%
Uninsured
26%
Employer Coverage
42.3%
Medicaid
9.85%
Medicare
6.25%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gallup, NM declined by 18.1% from 17.2% to 14.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gallup, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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