Gallup, NM Demographics


Population (year 2000): 20,209. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,378 (-4.1% change)
Males: 9,628 (47.6%), Females: 10,581 (52.4%)

McKinley County

Zip codes: 87301, 87305.

Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $34,868 (year 2000)
Median house value: $97,000 (year 2000)

Races in Gallup:

  • American Indian (40.1%)
  • Hispanic (33.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (26.9%)
  • Other race (14.8%)
  • Two or more races (5.9%)
  • Black (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (6.9%), Irish (6.3%), English (4.5%), United States (2.7%), Italian (2.6%), Polish (1.2%).

Elevation: 6508 feet

Land area: 13.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gallup

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gallup city

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

4.5% Foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +690 (+3.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Gallup:

  • GALLUP INDIAN MEDICAL CENTER (P O BOX 1377)
  • REHOBOTH MCKINLEY CHRISTIAN HEALTH SER (1901 RED ROCK DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gallup:

  • ZUNI PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; ZUNI, NM)
  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 36 miles; FORT DEFIANCE, AZ)
  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 47 miles; CROWNPOINT, NM)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gallup:

  • FOUR CORNERS REGIONAL (about 91 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; ID: FMN)
  • CORTEZ MUNI (about 123 miles; CORTEZ, CO; ID: CEZ)
  • DURANGO-LA PLATA COUNTY (about 131 miles; DURANGO, CO; ID: DRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gallup:

  • GALLUP MUNICIPAL (about 4 miles; GALLUP, NM; ID: GUP)
  • WINDOW ROCK (about 25 miles; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; ID: RQE)
  • BLACK ROCK (about 32 miles; ZUNI PUEBLO, NM; ID: ZUN)
Amtrak station:
GALLUP (210 E HWY 66). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

College/University in Gallup:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-GALLUP CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 1,432; Location: 200 COLLEGE RD; Public; Website: www.gallup.unm.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gallup:

  • SAN JUAN COLLEGE (about 96 miles; FARMINGTON, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • NORTHLAND PIONEER COLLEGE (about 106 miles; HOLBROOK, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,177)
  • FORT LEWIS COLLEGE (about 137 miles; DURANGO, CO; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-MAIN CAMPUS (about 147 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 18,780)
  • ALBUQUERQUE TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE (about 150 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 9,188)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-ALBUQUERQUE NM CAMPUS (about 153 miles; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; FT enrollment: 3,261)
  • EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE (about 200 miles; THATCHER, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,085)

Schools

Public high schools in Gallup:

  • GALLUP HIGH (Students: 1,532; Location: 1055 RICO; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • MIDDLE COLLEGE HS CH (Students: 34; Location: 200 COLLEGE ROAD #9; Grades: 11 – 12)
  • JUVENILE DET. CENTER (Students: 4; Location: 325 MARGUERITE ST.; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high schools in Gallup:

  • GALLUP CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 515 PARK AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • WILDCAT CHRISTIAN (Students: 46; Location: PO BOX 2984; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Gallup:

  • GALLUP JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 1,577; Location: 680 SOUTH BOARDMAN; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • GALLUP MIDDLE (Students: 785; Location: 1001 SOUTH GRANDVIEW; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • KENNEDY MIDDLE (Students: 612; Location: 600 SOUTH BOARDMAN DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • STAGECOACH ELEM (Students: 411; Location: 725 FREEDOM ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RED ROCK ELEM (Students: 380; Location: 1305 RED ROCK DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • INDIAN HILLS ELEM (Students: 374; Location: 3604 CINIZA DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GALLUP CENTRAL HIGH (Students: 365; Location: 325 MARGUERITE STREET; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • ROCKY VIEW ELEM (Students: 319; Location: 345 BASILIO DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • TURBEN ELEMTARY (Students: 307; Location: 3310 MANUELITO; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JUAN DE ONATE (Students: 294; Location: 505 EAST VEGA DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Gallup:

  • ST FRANCIS SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 215 WEST WILSON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • HILLTOP CHRISTIAN (Students: 119; Location: RT 5 BOX 40; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GALLUP CHRISTIAN (Students: 43; Location: PO BOX 578; Grades: PK – 9)

Libraries

Library in Gallup:

  • OCTAVIA FELLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $705,329; Location: 115 WEST HILL; 126,781 books; 9,930 audio materials; 4,129 video materials; 170 serial subscriptions)