Gallup, NM

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Population

22,063

2.04% decline

Poverty Rate

29.9%


Median Age

29.5


Median Household Income

$43,598

12.8% growth

Number of Employees

8,308

0.491% decline

Median Property Value

$123,700

6.29% decline

About

In 2017, Gallup, NM had a population of 22.1k people with a median age of 29.5 and a median household income of $43,598. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gallup, NM declined from 22,523 to 22,063, a -2.04% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,646 to $43,598, a 12.8% increase.

The population of Gallup, NM is 37.4% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 34.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 21.4% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Gallup, NM speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gallup, NM are University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus (282 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Gallup, NM is $123,700, and the homeownership rate is 60%. Most people in Gallup, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Gallup, NM is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Gallup, NM employs 8.31k people. The largest industries in Gallup, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,638 people), Educational Services (1,090 people), and Public Administration (952 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($64,199), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,878), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,162).

Median household income in Gallup, NM is $43,598. Males in Gallup, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Gallup, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,598

2017 value

± $12,449

12.8%

1 Year Growth

± 37.9%

Households in Gallup, NM have a median annual income of $43,598, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,646 in 2016, which represents a 12.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gallup, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9455

  2. Census Tract 9454

  3. Census Tract 9452

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gallup, NM was Census Tract 9455 with a value of $60,983, followed by Census Tract 9454 and Census Tract 9452, with respective values of $43,580 and $28,605.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gallup, NM (6.51k out of 21.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Native American

    3,955 ± 553

  2. Hispanic

    1,889 ± 370

  3. White

    1,760 ± 363

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.31k

2017 Value

± 751

-0.491%

1 Year decline

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gallup, NM declined at a rate of -0.491%, from 8.35k employees to 8.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gallup, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,232 people), Management Occupations (970 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (951 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gallup, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gallup, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,232 people), Management Occupations (970 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (951 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gallup, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.95 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.89 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gallup, NM, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($78,242), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,900), and Management Occupations ($61,786).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.31k

2017 Value

± 751

-0.491%

1 Year decline

± 12.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gallup, NM declined at a rate of -0.491%, from 8.35k employees to 8.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gallup, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,638 people), Educational Services (1,090 people), and Public Administration (952 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Gallup, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,638 people), Educational Services (1,090 people), and Public Administration (952 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gallup, NM has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.01 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.45 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gallup, NM, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($64,199), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,878), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,162).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $14.9B

  2. $13.1B

  3. $8.75B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $14.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($13.1B) and Electronics ($8.75B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$74.8B

2020 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

47.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Mexico trade was $74.8B. This is expected to increase 47.6% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.6B

  2. $9.8B

  3. $6.35B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $10.6B, followed by Arizona with $9.8B and Oregon and $6.35B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.8% of the population of Gallup, NM has health coverage, with 28.7% on employee plans, 33.4% on Medicaid, 6.5% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Gallup, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Gallup, NM see 1447 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.37% increase from the previous year (1323 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1362 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 652 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,447 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McKinley County, NM see an average of 1,447 patients per year. This represents a 9.37% increase from the previous year (1,323 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.2%

Uninsured

28.7%

Employer Coverage

33.4%

Medicaid

6.5%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gallup, NM declined by 7.93% from 18.6% to 17.2%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

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Diversity

Gallup, NM is home to a population of 22.1k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.82% of Gallup, NM residents were born outside of the country (1.06k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gallup, NM is composed of 8.24k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (37.4%), 7.65k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.7%), 4.73k White Alone residents (21.4%), 722 Two or More Races residents (3.27%), 433 Asian Alone residents (1.96%), 274 Black or African American Alone residents (1.24%), 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.068%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gallup, NM was 29.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Gallup, NM are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gallup, NM residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.06k people

4.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.11k people

As of 2017, 4.82% of Gallup, NM residents (1.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gallup, NM was 4.91%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Gallup, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gallup, NM was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    8.24k ± 620

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.65k ± 961

  3. White Alone

    4.73k ± 283

In 2017, there were 1.08 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (8.24k people) in Gallup, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.65k Hispanic or Latino and 4.73k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gallup, NM as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    573 ± 192

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    203 ± 103

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    183 ± 107

Gallup, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Gallup, NM awarded 282 degrees. The student population of Gallup, NM is skewed towards women, with 818 male students and 1,376 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gallup, NM are American Indian or Alaska Native (210 and 75.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (38 and 13.7%), White (13 and 4.68%), and Two or More Races (12 and 4.32%).

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 Health Information & Medical Records Technology (35 and 12.4%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (31 and 11%), and Registered Nursing (29 and 10.3%).

The median tuition costs in Gallup, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 29 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gallup, NM was Registered Nursing with 29 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

282 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Gallup, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus with 282 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

94

Degrees Awarded to Men

188

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 94 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gallup, NM, which is 0.5 times less than the 188 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native

    210 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    38 degrees awarded

  3. White

    13 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gallup, NM were to American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 210 degrees mean that there were 5.53 times more American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 38 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gallup, NM was $123,700 in 2017, which is 0.539 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,000 to $123,700, a 6.29% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gallup, NM is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gallup, NM have an average commute time of 11.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gallup, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$123,700

2017 Median

± $16,956

$132,000

2016 Median

± $16,056

In 2017, the median property value in Gallup, NM declined from to $123,700 from the previous year's value of $132,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gallup, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gallup, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$43,598

Median Household Income

± $12,449

6.89k

Number of Households

± 594

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.89k households in Gallup, NM grew to $43,598 from the previous year's value of $38,646.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gallup, NM 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.

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Rent vs Own

60%

2017 Homeownership

58.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60% of the housing units in Gallup, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gallup, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

11.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gallup, NM have a shorter commute time (11.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.644% of the workforce in Gallup, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.24%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gallup, NM was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.9%) and those who Worked At Home (4.24%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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