McKinley County is located in northwestern New Mexico. The County Seat is Gallup and the largest city is Gallup. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 74,098 and the 2010 census population was 71,491. The land area is 5,449.81 square miles and there are 13.1 persons per square mile.
18.9% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 13.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 76.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 73% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,900, there are 17,427 households, an average of 4.10 persons per household. The per capita income is $12,679, the median household income is $30,458, and 35% of the persons in McKinley County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,543. Retail sales (in $1000) were $926,423, and sales per capita were $13,254. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 43.2%.
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