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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,523
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+8,139
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married38.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$28,628
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,235
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,983

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,996
% Above Poverty Level70.9%
% Below Poverty Level29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$690
Median House Value$132,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.3%
English5.2%
German4.2%
Irish3.7%
Italian1.9%
Croatian1%
Swedish0.8%
French Except Basque0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Arab0.5%
Palestinian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Russian0.4%
Ethiopian0.3%
African0.3%
Czech0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Gallup Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mckinley County, McKinley County
Standard Zip Codes87301, 87317
P.O. Box Zip Codes87305, 87310, 87319, 87326, 87375
Company Zip Codes87302
Phone Area Codes505
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude35.52
Approximate Longitude-108.73

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)

StationGALLUP MUNICIPAL AP
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 45 F
Apr Temp24 to 65 F
Jul Temp51 to 89 F
Oct Temp29 to 69 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches
StationMCGAFFEY 5 SE
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp8 to 39 F
Apr Temp24 to 56 F
Jul Temp46 to 80 F
Oct Temp28 to 62 F
Annual Precip20.3 inches
StationZUNI
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 47 F
Apr Temp30 to 67 F
Jul Temp53 to 90 F
Oct Temp34 to 71 F
Annual Precip12.7 inches

Gallup Public Libraries

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

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Gallup Hospitals

Rehoboth Mckinley Christian Health Care Services
(Non-profit)
1901 Redrock Drive
(505) 863-7000
Gallup Indian Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
516 Nizhoni Boulevard
(505) 722-1000

Gallup Public Schools

Chief Manuelito Middle
1325 South Rico St
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Middle
Total Enrollment 600
Education Dev Centert
1000 East Aztec
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Other
Gallup Central Alternative
325 Marguerite St
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Other
Total Enrollment 281
Gallup High
1055 Rico St
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
High
Total Enrollment 935
Gallup Middle
1001 South Grandview
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Middle
Total Enrollment 421
Indian Hills Elementary
3604 Ciniza Dr
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Jefferson Elementary
300 Mollica Dr
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
John F. Kennedy Middle
600 South Boardman Dr
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
Juan De Onate Elementary
505 East Vega Dr
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Lincoln Elementary
801 West Hill
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Middle College High
200 College Rd 9
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
High
Total Enrollment 70
Miyamura High School
680 South Boardman
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
High
Total Enrollment 1152
Red Rock Elementary
1305 Red Rock Dr
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Rocky View Elementary
345 Basilio St
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Roosevelt Elementary
400 East Logan
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
Stagecoach Elementary
725 Freedom Rd
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Tobe Turpen Elementary
3310 Manuelito
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Twin Lakes Elementary
N Hwy 491
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
Uplift Community School
406 Hwy 564
ZIP: 87301
(555) 555-5555
Primary
Total Enrollment 153
Washington Elementary
700 West Wilson
ZIP: 87301
(505) 721-1051
Primary
Total Enrollment 227
Bread Springs Day School
Po Box 1117
ZIP: 87305
(505) 778-5665
Primary
Crownpoint Middle
7 Chaco Dr
ZIP: 87305
(505) 721-1051
Middle
Total Enrollment 137

Gallup Private Schools

Gallup Catholic School
515 Park Ave
ZIP: 87301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
Gallup Christian School
12 Theta St
ZIP: 87301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
Hilltop Christian School
02c Deerfield Rd
ZIP: 87301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
St Francis Assisi School
215 W Wilson Ave
ZIP: 87301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
Wildcat Christian Academy
Hwy 264 Mile #9
ZIP: 87305
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
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