Gallup, NM

Gallup profile

Living in Gallup

Gallup is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 21,493 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gallup is the 11th largest community in New Mexico.

Gallup is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gallup is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gallup who work in office and administrative support (14.17%), management occupations (13.05%), and teaching (11.04%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Gallup spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.23 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Gallup overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Gallup, 22.39% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gallup in 2018 was $23,146, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,584 for a family of four. However, Gallup contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gallup is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gallup home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gallup residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Gallup also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gallup include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Gallup is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Navajo.