McKinley County

McKinley County, New Mexico

207 W Hill Ave
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: (505) 863-6866
Fax: (505) 863-1419

On the northwestern border of NM, west of Santa Fe; organized Feb 23, 1899 from Bernalillo, Valencia, and San Juan counties. Name Origin: For William McKinley (1843-1901), twenty-fifth U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 5455.22 (land 5448.72; water 6.49) Population per square mile: 13.20
Population 2005: 71,918 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.90%; 1990-2000 23.30% Population 2000: 74,798 (White 11.90%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 12.40%; Asian 0.50%; Other 82.70%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 26.90
Income 2000: per capita $9,872; median household $25,005; Population below poverty level: 36.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,549-$16,437
Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 24.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Gallup County seat (19,715)

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    An emergency number has been established by McKinley County Emergency Management for people looking for information about family and friends.
    The police asked family members seeking information about their kin aboard the bus to call (505) 722-4246. The reunification center for the passengers and their family was located at McKinley County Fire Administration Campus at 413 Bataan Veterans St. 
    A sampling of places that keep the fire burning: In Apache County, Arizona, 60.6 percent of dwellings are heated by wood; New Mexico's McKinley County, 38.8 percent; California's Mendocino County, 24.8 percent; New York's St.
    The grant will also support work at the United Nuclear Corporation site in McKinley County, the South Valley site in Albuquerque, and the Prewitt Abandoned Refinery site in Prewitt.
    Energy Future would pay far less than the $23 million the justice department originally sought on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency for cleaning up the toxic legacy of four uranium mines in New Mexico's McKinley County. The sites, active during the 1970s and 1980s, left local land and water highly radioactive, according to court filings.
    Mesocestoides variabilis was recovered from two males (25%) from McKinley County (CGS6179, MSB 232356, NK35524; CGS6203, MSB 232362, NK 35548) and a female red fox from McKinley County (CGS6240, MSB 232378, NK 35584).
    Oil and gas company Lucas Energy Inc (NYSE Amex:LEI) said on Thursday that it has agreed to sell all its oil and gas properties located in McKinley County, New Mexico for USD4m in cash under a previous letter of intent.
    Teacher turnover and member recruitment were two main issues among members of the McKinley County Federation of United School Employees in Gallup, New Mexico.
    These fields, which range in depth from 300 to 2,200 feet, have produced over one million barrels of oil in McKinley County alone.
    Still, Navajo representatives realize that county funding of reservation projects is a problem.(32) Although contact with the reservation has increased, Navajo County ranks behind Apache (and McKinley County) in regard to reservation services and Indian employment.