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.

Unlike some cities, Gallup isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gallup are a mix of both white- and blue-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 teaching (11.97%), office and administrative support (11.27%), and healthcare (10.51%).

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 18.48 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Gallup citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.59% of adults 25 and older in Gallup have a college degree.

The per capita income in Gallup in 2010 was $18,024, which is middle income relative to New Mexico, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,096 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. The greatest number of Gallup residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Gallup also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.03% of the city’s residents. 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.