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Gallup, New Mexico
Cost of Living
The total cost of living is a major factor in deciding which facility is the best fit for your loved one's needs. Monthly, the median rent in Gallup is around $707 and the median price for a home for Gallup costs around $116,306. The rent burden for Gallup is around 14.9% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Gallup, 17.2% do not have health insurance, 59.9% participate in the labor force, 29.9% live in poverty, and 14.4% have some form of disability. Gallup has a population density of 424 people per square mile. In terms of education, 11.2% have a graduate degree, 27.9% have a high-school diploma, and 20.2% have a college degree. In Gallup, 9.7% of the population are veterans. Demographically, Gallup is 41.8% Native American, 41.3% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.4% black, 34.7% Hispanic, 2.1% Asian, 7.0% mixed race, and 6.3% other or not specified. Based on gender, 47.8% are male and 52.2% are female. The median age of Gallup is 30 years old.
An overview of New Mexico
Out of a national average of 100, New Mexico has a cost of living index rating of 93, a grocery index rating of 93, and a housing index rating of 101. Overall, New Mexico ranks 46th in quality of life and 34th in healthcare compared to other US states. Residents of New Mexico enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 23rd in the United States. There are 47 hospitals and 137 health centers that service a population of 2,097,463. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
The state of New Mexico ranks 6th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 40% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 38, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. Thirty-six percent of New Mexico residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 2,447 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-23%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In New Mexico there are 57 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in New Mexico is around 71°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 98°F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 36°F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 36°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 65°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 2°F in the month of January. The average air quality index rating in New Mexico is 45.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 61.7 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of New Mexico is around 1.22 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 5.98 inches. New Mexico experiences an average humidity rating of about 46%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 56% in the month of August. While residents of New Mexico mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New Mexico can include earthquakes (moderate) and floods.
Wildlife to be found in New Mexico
The state of New Mexico has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of aspen trees, krummholz, yucca, and evergreen conifers. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bobcats, the pronghorn antelope, the roadrunners, or the bighorn sheep. The state animal of New Mexico is the roadrunner.