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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Gallup is a town in New Mexico with a population of 22,105. Gallup is in McKinley County. Living in Gallup offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gallup there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Gallup and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$716
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Gallup Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,155.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    81.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    295.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,596.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,549.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    746.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Gallup

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,768
National
$55,322
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Gallup Reviews

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Originally moving from Farmington, my experiences with Gallup, New Mexico have been rather poor. With the name's Gallup has received, its unfortunate that really being here just doesn't connect. Overall experiences with workers all around the city is terrible. They are almost always rude and provide no real customer service satisfaction. For what should be a tourist built town, it really doesn't add up. From poor sanitary to the thousands of potholes and constant broken traffic lights, it would seem Gallup looks for no change. In order to improve I highly suggest the influential people of Gallup ie. the mayor, new leadership is highly needed.
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Gallup is always a great place to visit that is both cultural and historical. There are many Native American artists, mostly Navajo, that commute from their home towns to Gallup to show off their silversmithing skills and other craft making skills. I myself personally enjoy going to the Gallup Fleamarket where I will get different foods or go gift searching. Gallup also has annual dances, such as powwows, and of course the Inter-Tribal Gallup Ceremonial Parade. Another thing that I can tell you about Gallup is that they have some of the best foods and restaurants.
Gallup is a small town I am born from. This town is well connected with other people because you know everyone in this town. I like the tourists that pass through town because they admire the jewelry we have in stores and our culture. One thing I would like to change about Gallup is adding more stores that are popular in other cities because they are building so many hotels when we need more stores to shop at. Another thing I would like to change is building homeless houses for the homeless is out town. In the winter time, homeless people are cold and starving when they are out on the streets on there own.