Gallup, NM

Gallup profile

Living in Gallup

Gallup is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 21,899 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Gallup is the 11th largest community in New Mexico.

Gallup is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.65% 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 sales jobs (13.47%), management occupations (12.57%), and teaching (11.03%).

Also of interest is that Gallup has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Gallup is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.70 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Gallup citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.93% of adults 25 and older in Gallup have a college degree.

The per capita income in Gallup in 2018 was $21,231, which is middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,924 for a family of four. However, Gallup contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Gallup also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.69% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 30.64% 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.