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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Housing
    C
  3. Nightlife
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    C
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    C
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    C
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    B+
McKinley County is located in New Mexico with a population of 72,849. In McKinley County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in McKinley County and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$64,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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McKinley County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,069.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    381.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,122.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,584.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    837.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in McKinley County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,674
National
$55,322

McKinley County Reviews

2 reviews
Gallup NM HAS AN ALCOHOL PROBLEM ALONG WITH A HOMELESS RATE ABOVE AVERAGE. Some aspects of this town are okay but overall i dont feel safe as a resident here
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It's a small town, a lot of homeless on the streets. Its a beautiful little town but I'd never move back.