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Fortuna Foothills, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Fortuna Foothills Census Designated Place had a population of 27,698 as of July 1, 2020. Fortuna Foothills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fortuna Foothills is located at latitude 32.6578 and longitude -114.4119 in Yuma County. The formal boundaries for the Fortuna Foothills Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 40.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yuma County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 335 feet.

The Fortuna Foothills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408247) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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


Fortuna Foothills, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 27,698 (100%)
Population in Households 27,676 (99.9%)
Population in Families 22,302 (80.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 22 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 691
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $52,312
Average Household Income $65,212
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $29,673
Wealth Index5 76


Total HU (Housing Units) 22,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,704 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,902 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,300 (45.0%)
Median Home Value $164,797
Average Home Value $193,203
Housing Affordability Index3 179


Total Households 12,606
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 8,625
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.52% 0.66%
Households 0.48% 0.63%
Families 0.38% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   0.67%


Fortuna Foothills, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fortuna Foothills to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 37 92nd
Population Density # 94 79th
Median Household Income # 128 72nd
Housing Affordability Index # 266 59th
Per Capita Income # 100 78th
Diversity Index # 155 66th

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