Gallup, New Mexico Population 2021

21,115
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Gallup is a city located in McKinley County New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 21,115, it is the 11th largest city in New Mexico and the 1776th largest city in the United States . Gallup is currently declining at a rate of -0.89% annually and its population has decreased by -2.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,678 in 2010. Gallup reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 20 miles, Gallup has a population density of 1,056 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gallup is $66,865 with a poverty rate of 28.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $735 per month, and the median house value is $132,000. The median age in Gallup is 32.7 years, 30.8 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Gallup Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gallupwas:

  • Native American: 44.15%
  • White: 36.53%
  • Other race: 8.56%
  • Two or more races: 5.87%
  • Asian: 3.13%
  • Black or African American: 1.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Gallup, New Mexico is 21,115 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,493.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,678.

Gallup, New Mexico Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202170,279-544-0.77%
202070,823-544-0.77%
201971,367-544-0.76%
201871,911-512-0.71%
201772,423-605-0.84%
201673,028-434-0.59%
201573,4626660.91%
201472,7961310.18%
201372,6653000.41%
201272,365330.05%
201172,3326590.91%
201071,6730.00%

Gallup Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native9,64844.15%
White7,98436.53%
Some Other Race1,8718.56%
Two or More Races1,2825.87%
Asian6833.13%
Black or African American3631.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander230.11%
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Gallup Population by Race

Gallup Population Pyramid $2021

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Gallup Median Age

32.7


Total

30.8


Male

34.2


Female

Gallup Adults

There are 14,981 adults, (2,742 of whom are seniors) in Gallup.

Gallup Age Dependency

78.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gallup Sex Ratio

Female

11,252

51.49%

Male

10,602

48.51%

Gallup Population by Age

Gallup Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gallup Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female42.9%57.1%
Male45.8%54.2%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
All57.1%42.9%
Married72%28%

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gallup Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2942.9357.1
Married2,7933.6472
Non Family2,4181.2351.6
Female1,6703.9942.9
Male4133.8145.8

3.69

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

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Gallup Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6915.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,43010.77%
High School Graduate3,91029.46%
Some College3,13723.64%
Associates Degree1,1328.53%
Bachelors Degree1,39210.49%
Graduate Degree1,58011.90%
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Gallup Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gallup Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American5,3134,145528
Hispanic3,9953,290491
White3,3743,1091,433
Other Race1,327984126
Asian422412340
2+ Races38334697
Black266266155
Islander23237

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80.57%.

Gallup Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,398$36,842$30,217
Less Than 9th Grade$13,312$11,486$16,698
High School Graduate$24,286$27,083$18,969
Some College$35,508$42,813$25,684
Bachelors Degree$49,736$48,873$51,607
Graduate Degree$55,057$53,571$58,984

$33,398

Average Earnings

$36,842

Average Male

$30,217

Average Female

Gallup Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gallup Language by Age

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Gallup Language

72.20% of Gallup residents speak only English, while 27.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 14.88% of the population.

Gallup Language

Gallup Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native9,4873,70639.06%
Hispanic7,0951,80425.43%
Multiple1,28261648.05%
White4,34244510.25%
Other1,83541822.78%
Asian6839714.20%
Black3333410.21%
Islander231356.52%

28.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.00%

Male Poverty Rate

30.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gallup

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gallup is Islander, with 56.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gallup is Black, with 10.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.54%.

Gallup Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.44%
High School25.34%
Some College20.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.35%

Gallup Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed69.46%
Female Unemployed45.74%
Female Employed14.91%
Male Employed11.20%

Gallup Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gallup Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,065$66,865
Families$57,051$70,757
Married Families$73,519-
Non Families$31,934$56,762
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Income by Household Type

Gallup Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Gallup Married by Age and Sex

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Gallup Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gallup Marital Status by Race

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Gallup Marital Status

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1,270

Number of Veterans

961

Male Veterans

309

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam512
First Gulf War276
Second Gulf War268
Korea45
World War II7

Gallup Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74376
35 to 54338
75+289
55 to 64174
18 to 3493

Gallup Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White68411.45%
Hispanic4549.83%
Native American3485.55%
Other Race956.69%
Black6523.38%
2+ Races6011.81%
Islander1043.48%
Asian81.59%

Gallup Veterans by Race

Gallup Veterans by Education

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14.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gallup Veterans by Education

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58.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Gallup Employment by Age

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Gallup Employment by Race

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Gallup Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.93%

Born in Gallup

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

3.01%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.20% of Gallup residents were born in the United States, with 65.93% having been born in New Mexico. 3.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gallup Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,115-189-0.89%
202021,304-189-0.88%
201921,493-189-0.87%
201821,682-164-0.75%
201721,846-190-0.86%
201622,036-151-0.68%
201522,1871780.81%
201422,009150.07%
201321,994680.31%
201221,926-42-0.19%
201121,9681700.78%
201021,7981,5890.76%
200020,2091,0550.54%
199019,1549870.53%
198018,1673,5712.21%
197014,5965070.35%
196014,0894,9564.43%
19509,1332,0922.64%
19407,0411,0491.63%
19305,9922,0724.33%
19203,9209741.44%
19002,9460.00%

Gallup Population by Year