Gallup, NM


Highest Appreciating Gallup Neighborhoods Since 2000

Gallup, NM Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Gallup Housing Market Information

With 23,240 people, 6,264 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $91,408, house prices in Gallup are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Gallup, accounting for 58.77% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Gallup include mobile homes or trailers ( 19.26%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.39%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.02%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Gallup are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.58% owning and 41.42% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Gallup built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Gallup built between 1940-1969 ( 27.47%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 10.05%). There's also some housing in Gallup built before 1939 ( 8.16%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Gallup. Fully 20.21% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Gallup homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Gallup real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Gallup Home Appreciation Rates

Gallup's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Gallup during the period has been just -0.85%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Gallup that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Gallup real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Gallup appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.32%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 76.61% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Gallup. Gallup appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.52%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.23%.

Relative to New Mexico, our data show that Gallup's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in New Mexico.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Gallup differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Gallup - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Gallup real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,059,000 3.5
$794,001 - $1,059,000 0.1
$529,001 - $794,000 0.4
$424,001 - $529,000 1.1
$317,001 - $424,000 2.2
$212,001 - $317,000 9.1
$106,001 - $212,000 37.0
$53,001 - $106,000 20.9
$0 - $53,000 25.7

Low for NM
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
82.9837103011836 77.5862068965517

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Gallup Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
30.97% 1.58% 1 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$864 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.58
Renters 41.42
Vacant 20.21

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.0
1970 - 1999 54.3
1940 - 1969 27.5
1939 or Older 8.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 58.8
Townhomes 1.6
Small Apt. Buildings 10.4
Apt. Complexes 10.0
Mobile Homes 19.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 6.28
1 Bedroom 9.02
2 Bedrooms 21.62
3 Bedrooms 47.88
4 Bedrooms 12.92
5 or more bedrooms 2.29