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McKinley County Environmental Health Profile

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McKinley County New Mexico
County seat Gallup -
Population (July 1, 2015) 75,397 2,099,856
% New Mexico population 3.6% 100%
Land area (sq. miles) 5,450 121,298
Persons per sq. mile (2015) 13.8 17.3
Resident live births (2015) 1,042 25,730
Deaths of NM residents (2015) 593 17,687
No. households (2011-2015) 25,780 909,565


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McKinley
County
New Mexico United States McKinley/NM
comparison *
McKinley/US
comparison *
10-year trend
% under age 5 8.4% 6.6% 6.3% higher higher -0.3%
% under age 18 30.9% 24.3% 23.3% higher higher -1.2%
% Age 65 or older 10.6% 14.7% 14.1% lower lower +3.0%
% Age 75 or older 4.4% 6.2% 6.2% lower lower +2.9%
% Hispanic 13.8% 47.4% 17.1% lower lower +0.9%
% White 9.8% 39.2% 62.3% lower lower -1.5%
% American Indian 74.3% 8.5% 0.7% higher higher no trend
% Black 1.3% 1.8% 12.3% lower lower +9.9%
% Asian 0.9% 1.3% 5.2% lower lower +3.1%
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

McKinley
County
New Mexico United States McKinley/NM
comparison *
McKinley/US
comparison *
10-year trend
Median income $28,772 $44,963 $53,889 lower lower -
% in poverty 37.5% 21.0% 15.5% higher higher -
% Children under 5 in poverty 46.0% 34.0% 23.0% higher higher -
% Children under 18 in poverty 44.2% 29.4% 21.7% higher higher -
% Adults over 65 in poverty 30.9% 12.0% 9.4% higher higher -
% Unemployment 15.5% 5.4% 8.3% higher higher -
% High school diploma or higher 73.6% 84.2% 86.7% lower lower -
% Bachelors or higher 11.1% 26.3% 29.8% lower lower -
% Speaking English less than well 11.8% 26.1% 8.6% lower higher -
% Disabled 14.9% 14.6% 12.4% similar higher -
% with no health insurance 31.6% 16.4% 13.0% higher higher -
% Homes built before 1950 6.7% 9.2% 18.4% lower lower -
% Homes built before 1980 46.8% 47.5% 55.8% lower lower -
Data Sources: US Census American Community Survey (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

McKinley
County
New Mexico United States McKinley/NM comparison * McKinley/US comparison * 10-year trend
Life expectancy at birth 74.0 78.6 78.8 lower lower no trend
Life expectancy at age 65 19.5 20.4 19.3 lower higher no trend
Years of potential life lost (per 100,000 residents) 1 12,212 7,716 6,601 higher higher no trend
Overall mortality rate (per 100,000) 926 736 824 higher higher no trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 6.0 5.6 6.0 similar similar -4.1%
% Infants with low birthweight (<2500 g) 8.0% 9.0% 8.0% similar similar +2.2%
% Pre-term births (<37 weeks) 9.0% 9.0% 9.5% similar similar no trend
Data Sources: New Mexico Vital Records (2013-2015).
1 Years of potential life lost (YPLL) is a measure of premature mortality. It refers to the average number of years a person would have lived if he or she had not died before the age of 75. YPLL per 100,000 residents is shown.
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


Age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 residents, except as noted

McKinley
County
New Mexico United States McKinley/NM comparison * McKinley/US comparison * 10-year trend
Bladder cancer 7.3 15.1 20.1 lower lower no trend
Brain & other nervous system cancer 2.2 5.1 6.4 lower lower no trend
Breast cancer 82.8 133.8 125.0 lower lower no trend
Esophageal cancer 3.0 3.6 4.3 similar similar no trend
Kidney cancer 23.3 14.1 15.6 higher higher no trend
Laryngeal cancer 0.6 2.5 3.2 lower lower no trend
Leukemia 5.3 5.9 13.5 similar lower no trend
Liver cancer 10.0 9.6 8.4 similar similar no trend
Lung cancer 9.9 39.8 57.3 lower lower no trend
Melanoma 10.1 14.6 21.8 similar lower no trend
Mesothelioma 0.0 0.8 0.9 similar similar -11.0%
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 11.0 16.0 19.5 lower lower no trend
Oral & pharyngeal cancer 7.5 9.0 11.1 similar similar no trend
Pancreatic cancer 11.0 10.8 12.4 similar similar no trend
Thyroid cancer 8.8 15.7 13.9 lower lower no trend
% Population ever diagnosed with cancer (excluding melanoma) 1 4.1% 5.9% 6.7% lower lower no trend
Data Sources for incidence rates: New Mexico Tumor Registry (2012-2014)
1 Prevalence of cancer (excluding melanoma) for people surveyed by BRFSS from 2011-2015. BRFSS
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

McKinley
County
New Mexico United States McKinley/NM comparison * McKinley/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Children under age 6 tested for elevated blood lead 19.8% 8.7% - higher - no trend
% Children under age 6 tested with blood levels >10 ug/dl 0.2% 0.2% - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 8.2 10.2 - similar - no trend
Carbon monoxide poisoning emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 4.1 10.2 - lower - no trend
Carbon monoxide exposure calls (rate per 10,000 residents) 6.7 8.5 - similar - -6.2%
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2013-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.

McKinley
County
New Mexico United States McKinley/NM comparison * McKinley/US comparison * 10-year trend
Asthma hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 4.5 8.7 - lower - -7.7%
Asthma emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 35.0 44.1 - lower - -
Asthma prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 9.5% 9.5% 9.0% similar similar no trend
COPD hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 5.8 9.2 - lower - -7.9%
COPD prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 1 3.2% 5.7% 6.3% lower lower no trend
Diabetes prevalence (% residents with current diagnosis) 2 14.7% 10.1% 9.8% higher higher -
Heart attack hospital admissions (rate per 10,000 residents) 16.2 12.2 - higher - -7.3%
Heat stress related emergency dept visits (rate per 10,000 residents) 2.8 12.8 - lower - no trend
Data Sources: 1 NM EPHT (2012-2014); 2 BRFSS (2011-2015).
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.
McKinley
County
*PM2.5 average annual concentration (mcg/m 3 ) -- LURBME model 6.6
PM2.5 average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
Ozone average annual days over NAAQS No monitor
Data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. Annual PM 2.5 Level (Monitor + Modeled). Accessed From Environmental Public Health Tracking Network: www.cdc.gov/ephtracking.
* EPA NAAQS for annual average PM2.5 concentration is 12 mcg/m 3 .

Type Site Name EPA Webpage for Site
Superfund North Railroad Avenue Plume Site URL
Superfund Prewitt Abandoned Refinery Site URL
Brownfield Coal And Puerco Vacant Lot Site URL
Brownfield Former Municipal Landfill Site URL
Brownfield Gallup Business Park Site URL
Brownfield Gallup Old Police Station Site URL
Brownfield Gallup Vacant Lot / Regional Judicial Complex Site URL
Brownfield Kachina Packaging Plant Site URL
Brownfield Lexington Hotel Site URL
Brownfield Liberty Hotel Carl'S TV Site URL
Brownfield Navajo Forest Products Industries (NFPI) Site URL
Brownfield Pinon Plaza Site URL
Brownfield Rico Ranch Site URL
Brownfield Swa Vacant Lot Site URL
Brownfield Zuni Former Automobile Maintenance And Body Shop/Airport Site Site URL
Brownfield Zuni Hawikuh Trading Company Site URL
Brownfield Zuni Historic Open Landfill #5 Site URL
Brownfield Zuni Historic Open Landfills 1, 2, 3 And 4 Site URL
Brownfield Zuni Malco Station Site URL
Data Sources: US EPA (2017). Some of these pages may be restricted and not available to the public. We have utilized the URLs provided by the EPA.


% of Private Wells Tested that Exceeded MCLs1 for:

Uranium Nitrate Arsenic
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Testing Years: Uranium (1981-2016); Arsenic (1976-2015); Nitrate (2004-2012).
Only a minority of private wells in each county have been tested for these constituents. Therefore, these percentages only refer to wells that have been sampled and may not be representative of the county as a whole.
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
Water System Contaminant Average level MCL 1 Number of
people served
Bluewater Lake MDWCA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.75 10 400
Bluewater Lake MDWCA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.11 10 400
Bluewater Lake MDWCA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 400
Bluewater Lake MDWCA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 400
Bluewater Lake MDWCA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 400
Bluewater Lake MDWCA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 31.00 80 400
Bluewater Lake MDWCA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 400
Bluewater Lake MDWCA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 6.50 30 400
Bluewater Lake MDWCA Uranium (ug/L) 1.54 5 400
Coal Basin Water Association Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 57
Coal Basin Water Association Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 57
Coal Basin Water Association Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.55 6 57
Coal Basin Water Association Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 57
Coal Basin Water Association Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 57
Coal Basin Water Association Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 6.80 80 57
Coal Basin Water Association Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 57
Coal Basin Water Association Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 57
Coal Basin Water Association Uranium (ug/L) 0.50 5 57
Gallup Water System Arsenic (ug/L) 0.83 10 23,469
Gallup Water System Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 23,469
Gallup Water System Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 23,469
Gallup Water System Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 23,469
Gallup Water System Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 23,469
Gallup Water System Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 21.45 80 23,469
Gallup Water System Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 23,469
Gallup Water System Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 23,469
Gallup Water System Uranium (ug/L) 0.75 5 23,469
Gamerco Water And Sanitation Arsenic (ug/L) 0.83 10 1,610
Gamerco Water And Sanitation Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 1,610
Gamerco Water And Sanitation Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 1,610
Gamerco Water And Sanitation Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 1,610
Gamerco Water And Sanitation Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 1,610
Gamerco Water And Sanitation Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 20.77 80 1,610
Gamerco Water And Sanitation Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.04 5 1,610
Gamerco Water And Sanitation Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 1,610
Gamerco Water And Sanitation Uranium (ug/L) 0.75 5 1,610
Ramah Water And Sanitation District Arsenic (ug/L) 2.33 10 500
Ramah Water And Sanitation District Atrazine (ug/L) 0.24 10 500
Ramah Water And Sanitation District Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 500
Ramah Water And Sanitation District Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 500
Ramah Water And Sanitation District Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 500
Ramah Water And Sanitation District Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 500
Ramah Water And Sanitation District Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 500
Ramah Water And Sanitation District Trihalomethane (ug/L) 5.67 30 500
Ramah Water And Sanitation District Uranium (ug/L) 0.78 5 500
St Williams Mobile Home Park Arsenic (ug/L) 6.00 10 84
St Williams Mobile Home Park Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 84
St Williams Mobile Home Park Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 84
St Williams Mobile Home Park Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 84
St Williams Mobile Home Park Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 84
St Williams Mobile Home Park Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.40 80 84
St Williams Mobile Home Park Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 84
St Williams Mobile Home Park Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 84
St Williams Mobile Home Park Uranium (ug/L) 0.10 5 84
Thoreau Water And Sanitation District Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 1,200
Thoreau Water And Sanitation District Atrazine (ug/L) 0.05 10 1,200
Thoreau Water And Sanitation District Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.02 6 1,200
Thoreau Water And Sanitation District Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 1,200
Thoreau Water And Sanitation District Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 1,200
Thoreau Water And Sanitation District Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 2.50 80 1,200
Thoreau Water And Sanitation District Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 1,200
Thoreau Water And Sanitation District Trihalomethane (ug/L) 3.00 30 1,200
Thoreau Water And Sanitation District Uranium (ug/L) 4.77 5 1,200
Whispering Cedars Water Association Arsenic (ug/L) 2.00 10 350
Whispering Cedars Water Association Atrazine (ug/L) 0.15 10 350
Whispering Cedars Water Association Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 350
Whispering Cedars Water Association Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.02 3 350
Whispering Cedars Water Association Radium (pCi/L) 0.05 5 350
Whispering Cedars Water Association Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.00 80 350
Whispering Cedars Water Association Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.05 5 350
Whispering Cedars Water Association Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.75 30 350
Whispering Cedars Water Association Uranium (ug/L) 0.21 5 350
White Cliffs MDWUA Arsenic (ug/L) 0.50 10 260
White Cliffs MDWUA Atrazine (ug/L) 0.32 10 260
White Cliffs MDWUA Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (ug/L) 0.50 6 260
White Cliffs MDWUA Haloacetic acid (ug/L) 0.01 3 260
White Cliffs MDWUA Radium (pCi/L) 0.04 5 260
White Cliffs MDWUA Tetrachloroethylene (ug/L) 0.25 80 260
White Cliffs MDWUA Trichloroethylene (ug/L) 0.06 5 260
White Cliffs MDWUA Trihalomethane (ug/L) 0.50 30 260
White Cliffs MDWUA Uranium (ug/L) 0.05 5 260
Data Sources: NM EPHT (2015).
1 MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level): standard set by EPA for drinking water quality.
McKinley
County
New Mexico United States McKinley/NM comparison * McKinley/US comparison * 10-year trend
% Population with BMI >30 36.0% 27.7% 28.9% higher higher no trend
% Population that currently smokes 13.6% 19.7% 17.5% lower lower no trend
Data Sources: BRFSS (2011-2015)
* County-level values represent the average of a range of likely values (defined here by 95% confidence intervals). State and national averages are compared to county-level values using these confidence intervals. 'Similar' indicates that the state or national averages fall within the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Higher' indicates that state or national averages fall below the county-level 95% confidence interval. 'Lower' indicates that state or national averages are above the county-level 95% confidence interval.


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  • 10-year trends are determined using linear regression. Percentages can be interpreted as the rate of change over the most recent decade. For example, +2.5% indicates a rate of increase of 2.5% per decade, and -2.5% indicates a 2.5% rate of decrease per decade. Trends that were not statistically significant (p>0.05) appear as 'no trend'.
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Content updated: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:26:33 MDT