Yuma, Arizona Population 2019

Yuma is a city located in the state of Arizona. It is located in Yuma County in the southwestern region of Arizona, where it serves as the county seat. The city of Yuma at the last U.S. Census taken in 2010 had a population recorded at 93,064.

Recent estimates from the Census Bureau show that this number has risen to 95,000. Yuma has a total area of over 121 square miles that is primarily land, with just 0.07% water. The overall population density of the city is over 784 people per square mile. Yuma was not incorporated as a city until 1914.

Yuma Age and Gender Statistics

People that are under 18 years old make up the city’s largest age group, comprising over 29% of the population. Nearly 14% of the residents are at least 65 years old. There are slightly more female residents than males, with 99.1 men for every 100 women. Approximately 16.9% of Yuma’s population lives below the federal poverty line.

Population Growth in Yuma

The city of Yuma in recent years has held one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Yuma has seen steady population growth since it was settled in the late 19th century. However, recent estimates show that the population is only up 2% since the last census in 2010, indicating that growth is slowing significantly, with the high unemployment rates being a likely cause.

Yuma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Yuma was:

  • White: 70.69%
  • Other race: 19.22%
  • Two or more races: 3.83%
  • Black or African American: 3.39%
  • Asian: 1.86%
  • Native American: 0.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%

Yuma, Arizona's estimated population is 97,908 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Yuma, Arizona is the 11th largest city in Arizona based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 809.03 people/mi² (312.37 people/km²), with a household density of 129.87 people/km² (336.37 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 31.5 years, 29.8 years for males, and 33.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 40,707 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%, with a median rent of $862/month. The median house has 4.9 rooms, and has a value of $126,400.

The median income for households in Yuma, Arizona is $46,151, while the mean household income is $61,930.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201897,9081,3771.43%
201796,5311,1451.20%
201695,3861,0991.17%
201594,2875590.60%
201493,7286530.70%
201393,075-676-0.72%
201293,751-512-0.54%
201194,2632,9293.21%
201091,33413,8191.65%
200077,51522,5923.51%
199054,92312,4422.60%
198042,48113,4743.89%
197029,0075,0331.92%
196023,97414,82910.12%
19509,1453,8205.56%
19405,3254330.85%
19304,8926551.45%
19204,2371,3233.81%
19102,9141,1144.94%
19001,8000.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018212,1282,3721.12%
2017209,7562,2361.07%
2016207,5202,0640.99%
2015205,4561,1730.57%
2014204,2831,6940.83%
2013202,5890.00%
2012202,589-294-0.15%
2011202,8835,7452.83%
2010197,1380.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White66,339
Some Other Race18,034
Two or More Races3,597
Black or African American3,186
Asian1,750
American Indian and Alaska Native900
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander45

Yuma Population Pyramid 2019

Yuma Median Age

31.5


Total

29.8


Male

33.6


Female

Yuma Adults

There are 68,896 adults, (13,531 of whom are seniors) in Yuma.

Yuma Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Yuma Sex Ratio

Female

46,000

49.01%

Male

47,851

50.99%

Yuma Households and Families

Yuma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Yuma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.1%29.9%
All59.9%40.1%
Non Family52.5%47.5%
Female45.6%54.4%
Male40.1%59.9%

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,6352.759.9
Married17,3953.3270.1
Non Family9,3971.2252.5
Female4,7173.2245.6
Male2,1262.9840.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Yuma Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,96710.54%
9th to 12th Grade6,71611.86%
High School Graduate14,72326.00%
Some College14,62225.82%
Associates Degree4,7138.32%
Bachelors Degree6,02910.65%
Graduate Degree3,8586.81%

Yuma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic29,50019,2473,360
White23,01320,9915,542
Other Race9,6816,504944
Black2,1181,963322
Multiple Races1,5351,341274
Asian1,1631,030536
Native American48827340
Islander3420

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,886$39,568$25,097
Less Than High School$18,318$23,836$12,901
High School Grad$26,655$32,144$20,463
Some College$36,504$44,246$28,707
Bachelors Degree$41,555$53,819$33,596
Graduate Degree$54,164$69,743$46,962

$31,886

Average Earnings

$39,568

Average Male

$25,097

Average Female

Yuma Language

Yuma Language by Age

Yuma Language

53.06% of Yuma residents speak only English, while 46.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.38% of the population.

Yuma Poverty

Yuma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic54,15311,01820.35%
White30,4493,20810.54%
Other17,5332,78015.86%
Multiple3,45590226.11%
Black2,88849417.11%
Native79831739.72%
Asian1,70718510.84%
Islander381436.84%

16.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.20%

Male Poverty Rate

19.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yuma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yuma is Native, with 39.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yuma is White, with 10.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.67%
High School15.79%
Some College10.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.26%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.32%
Male Unemployed24.25%
Female Employed11.15%
Male Employed8.33%

Yuma Income

Yuma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,151$61,930
Families$51,510$67,448
Married Families$63,344$77,780
Non Families$26,325$43,431

Yuma Marital Status

Yuma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Yuma Married by Age and Sex

Yuma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Yuma Marital Status by Race

Yuma Veterans

7,252

Number of Veterans

6,530

Male Veterans

722

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,447
First Gulf War1,919
Vietnam1,901
Korea583
World War II342
Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,796
18 to 341,678
75+1,435
65 to 741,256
55 to 641,087

Yuma Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,65411.75%
Hispanic1,6884.62%
Black66729.57%
Other5494.74%
2 or More23512.32%
Asian1017.42%
Indian467.57%

Yuma Veterans by Education

6.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yuma Employment Status

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Yuma Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

39.40%

Born in Arizona

78.46%

Native Born

21.54%

Foreign Born

10.89%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.46% of Yuma residents were born in the United States, with 39.40% having been born in Arizona. 10.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.