Yuma, Arizona Population 2024

100,656

Yuma is a city located in Yuma County Arizona. Yuma has a 2024 population of 100,656. It is also the county seat of Yuma County. Yuma is currently growing at a rate of 1.07% annually and its population has increased by 4.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 96,398 in 2020.

The average household income in Yuma is $80,348 with a poverty rate of 16.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Yuma is 32 years, 30.2 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Yuma is located in Yuma County in the southwestern region of Arizona, where it serves as the county seat.

Yuma has a total area of over 121 square miles that is primarily land, with just 0.07% water. Yuma was not incorporated as a city until 1914.

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: 57.9%
  • Two or more races: 21.95%
  • Other race: 14.84%
  • Black or African American: 2.24%
  • Asian: 1.96%
  • Native American: 1.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
121.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
831.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.42% (4,258)
The current population of Yuma, Arizona is 100,656 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 96,398.

Yuma, Arizona Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White55,77057.9%
Two or more races21,13721.95%
Other race14,29314.84%
Black or African American2,1532.24%
Asian1,8911.96%
Native American1,0281.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander420.04%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Yuma Population by Race

Yuma Population Pyramid 2024

Yuma Median Age

32

Total

30.2

Male

34.2

Female

Yuma Adults

There are 71,487 adults, (15,577 of whom are seniors) in Yuma.

Yuma Age Dependency

72.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Yuma Sex Ratio

Female46,41748.19%
Male49,89751.81%

Yuma Population by Age

Yuma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All36,2902.5864.335.7
Married17,7093.1475.224.8
Non Family10,5671.2154.245.8
Female5,4923.350.349.7
Male2,5222.7260.839.2

3.04

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Yuma Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7087.9%
9th to 12th Grade5,2768.85%
High School Graduate16,13027.07%
Some College14,42224.2%
Associates Degree6,94511.65%
Bachelors Degree7,66912.87%
Graduate Degree4,4477.46%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Yuma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yuma Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic33,67325,3994,409
White21,77320,5116,481
2+ Races11,4928,9462,112
Other Race8,2726,296563
Asian1,4031,247573
Black1,3491,265338
Native American76758598
Islander42426

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.84%.

Yuma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,468$46,659$32,291
Less Than 9th Grade$30,435$32,984$19,258
High School Graduate$34,017$39,056$25,764
Some College$40,950$51,341$30,291
Bachelors Degree$54,498$69,899$44,688
Graduate Degree$72,488$92,639$54,741

$40,468

Average Earnings

$46,659

Average Male

$32,291

Average Female

Yuma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yuma Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Yuma Language

53.13% of Yuma residents speak only English, while 46.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.75% of the population.

Yuma Language

Yuma Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic58,70410,13217.26%
White28,0693,91213.94%
Multiple20,8142,99014.37%
Other13,6602,04915%
Black1,88534818.46%
Native93324225.94%
Asian1,7751357.61%

16.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.19%

Male Poverty Rate

18.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yuma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yuma is Native, with 25.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yuma is Asian, with 7.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.39%.

Yuma Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.5%
High School17.33%
Some College12.56%
Bachelors or Greater5.66%

Yuma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.96%
Male Unemployed20.84%
Female Employed9.54%
Male Employed7.27%

Yuma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yuma Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$59,312$80,348
Families$66,788$87,208
Married Families$81,222$102,842
Non Families$37,826$57,787

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Yuma Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Yuma Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Yuma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Yuma Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Yuma Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,932

Number of Veterans

6,046

Male Veterans

886

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War2,189
First Gulf War1,907
Vietnam1,796
Korea812
World War II30

Yuma Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+2,024
35 to 541,787
18 to 341,112
65 to 741,006
55 to 641,003

Yuma Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5,03512.51%
Hispanic1,9334.8%
2+ Races7075.14%
Other Race6106.1%
Black35623.06%
Native American13114.87%
Asian644.19%
Islander29100%

Yuma Veterans by Race

Yuma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yuma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Yuma Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Yuma Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Yuma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

39.47%

Born in Yuma

80.9%

Native Born

19.1%

Foreign Born

8.94%

Non Citizen

10.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.9% of Yuma residents were born in the United States, with 39.47% having been born in Arizona. 8.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Yuma Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029105,9781,0641.01%
2028104,9141,0651.03%
2027103,8491,0641.04%
2026102,7851,0651.05%
2025101,7201,0641.06%
2024100,6561,0651.07%
202399,5911,0641.08%
202298,5271,3731.41%
202197,1547560.78%
202096,398-2,038-2.07%
201998,4369961.02%
201897,4401,1921.24%
201796,2481,0661.12%
201695,1821,0631.13%
201594,1195290.57%
201493,5906120.66%
201392,978-711-0.76%
201293,689-544-0.58%
201194,2332,9303.21%
201091,30313,78817.79%
200077,51522,59241.13%
199054,92312,44229.29%
198042,48113,47446.45%
197029,0075,03320.99%
196023,97414,829162.15%
19509,1453,82071.74%
19405,3254338.85%
19304,89265515.46%
19204,2371,32345.4%
19102,9141,11461.89%
19001,80000%
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Yuma Population by Year