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Overview

Introduction to Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup, New Mexico, in McKinley county, is 116 miles W of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 122 miles W of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gallup History

Gallup was founded in 1891. It was established as the Pacific and Atlantic Railroad’s railhead. The city was named "Gallup" in honor of David Gallup, a paymaster for the Pacific and Atlantic Railroad. The area is often known as the "Indian Capital of the World."

Gallup and nearby Attractions

  • Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Rex Museum
  • Bluewater Lake State Park
  • Canyon De Chelly National Monument
  • Red Rock Museum
  • El Morro National Monument

Things To Do In Gallup

The Seventh Day Adventist Church, Twin Buttes Church of the Nazarene, Good News Parish and the Emanuel Baptist Temple and Christian Academy are the local houses of worship. The Mentmore Meadows Historic Site, the C N Cotton Warehouse Historic Site and El Rancho Hotel Historic Site are great places to learn more about the area’s history.

Gallup Transportation

Albuquerque International is the nearest major airport.

Gallup Higher Education

The University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus, Northland Pioneer College, San Juan College and Fort Lewis College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 22,467
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,137
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,681
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,197
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,172

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,275
% Above Poverty Level 74.5%
% Below Poverty Level 25.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $653
Median House Value $126,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 3.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gallup Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 116 miles W of Rio Rancho, New Mexico (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles W of Albuquerque, New Mexico
County McKinley
Standard Zip Codes 87301
P.O. Box Zip Codes 87305, 87310, 87317, 87319, 87320, 87326, 87375
Company Zip Codes 87302
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.528
Longitude -108.741

Gallup Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GALLUP MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 45 F
Apr Temp 24 to 65 F
Jul Temp 51 to 89 F
Oct Temp 29 to 69 F
Annual Precip 11.4 inches
Station MCGAFFEY 5 SE
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 39 F
Apr Temp 24 to 56 F
Jul Temp 46 to 80 F
Oct Temp 28 to 62 F
Annual Precip 20.3 inches
Station ZUNI
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 47 F
Apr Temp 30 to 67 F
Jul Temp 53 to 90 F
Oct Temp 34 to 71 F
Annual Precip 12.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gallup, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brimhall (87310)

Defiance (87319)

Gamerco (87317)

Manuelito (87301)

Mentmore (87319)

Pinedale (87301)

Senator Clarke Field (87301)

Tohlakai (87301)

Vanderwagen (87326)

Williams Acres (87301)

Yatahey (87375)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Gallup Public Libraries

Library
Octavia Fellin Public Library
115 WEST HILL
Gallup, New Mexico
(505) 863-1291
Library Web Site

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Gallup Hospitals

REHOBOTH MCKINLEY CHRISTIAN HEALTH SER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1901 RED ROCK DRIVE
(505) 863-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

GALLUP INDIAN MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Federal)
P O BOX 1377
(505) 722-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Gallup High Schools

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GALLUP HIGH
1055 RICO
505-863-3821
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,532 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

GALLUP CENTRAL HIGH
325 MARGUERITE STREET
505-863-1936
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 365 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

EDUCATION DEV CNT
1100 EAST AZTEC
505-722-4101
A Special Education School
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.2

MIDDLE COLLEGE HS CH
200 COLLEGE ROAD #9
505-563-7742
A Charter School.
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.4

JUVENILE DET. CENTER
325 MARGUERITE ST.
505-722-7711
A Non-traditional School
Serves 4 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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