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Yuma, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The City of Yuma had a population of 96,518 as of July 1, 2016. Yuma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Yuma is located at latitude 32.5163 and longitude -114.5218 in Yuma County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yuma (see map below) encompass a land area of 120.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Yuma County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 141 feet.

The City of Yuma (GNIS ID: 2412328) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Yuma is located within Wellton Division of Yuma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Yuma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Yuma: Arizona, Arizona City, Colorado City, Doonysio, La Purisima Concepcion, Pueblo de la Concepcion, Puutsiyumah, San Dionisio, San Dionysio, Yuma City, Yumas.

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Yuma, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 96,518
Population in Households 92,461
Population in Familes 78,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,057
Population Density1 800
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 32,011
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 23,162
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,747 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,264 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,667 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $145,665
Average Home Value $177,336


Median Household Income $44,004
Average Household Income $59,252
Per Capita Income $20,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.57%
Households 0.65% 0.49%
Families 0.48% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Yuma, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yuma to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 98th
Population Density1 # 83 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 34 93rd
Median Household Income # 135 70th
Per Capita Income # 203 55th

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