Gallup, NM
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Gallup is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 23,240 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gallup is the 11th largest community in New Mexico.

Gallup is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gallup is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gallup who work in office and administrative support (13.68%), teaching (12.19%), and sales jobs (7.98%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Gallup spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.29 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Gallup overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Gallup, 21.08% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gallup in 2010 was $17,502, which is middle income relative to New Mexico, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,008 for a family of four. However, Gallup contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gallup is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gallup home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Gallup, accounting for 35.83% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Gallup residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Gallup include German, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Gallup is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Navajo.