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Gallup is a city in McKinley County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for David L. Gallup, railroad paymaster

The latitude of Gallup is 35.528N. The longitude is -108.741W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,512 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,868.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,868
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gallup demographic reports
Gallup is on the Puerco River, near Navajo, Hopi (Arizona), and Zuni reservations
Former and merged names include:
· Blue Goose
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 380. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 18.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "Natural Born Killers"
Local festivals include:
  • Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial - Aug. 8-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gallup web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Red Rock State Park
Historic routes: Route 66
Historic sites and museums: Red Rock Museum, Rex Museum
Colleges and universities: University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gallup demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McKinley County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87305 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Gallup residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gallup ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gallup was $15,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Gallup residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gallup, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $933.


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Libraries in Gallup include Octavia Fellin Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Gallup include Gallup Independent

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KGLP.

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Politics

McKinley County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gallup political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Gallup workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gallup between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Gallup include Americas Best Value Inn-Gallup, Best Western Inn & Suites, Best Western Royal Holiday Motel, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Gallup, Economy Inn, Gallup-Days Inn West, Holiday Inn Gallup, Howard Johnson Inn Gallup ... More hotels.

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