Yuma is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 100,198, it is the 11th largest city in Arizona and the 318th largest city in the United States. Yuma is currently growing at a rate of 1.16% annually and its population has increased by 7.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 93,064 in 2010. Spanning over 121 miles, Yuma has a population density of 827 people per square mile.
The average household income in Yuma is $62,852 with a poverty rate of 18.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $891 per month, and the median house value is $134,100. The median age in Yuma is 31.9 years, 30.2 years for males, and 33.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.3 males.
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.