Yuma, Arizona Population 2020

100,198
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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.

Yuma Demographics

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

  • White: 73.38%
  • Other race: 16.40%
  • Two or more races: 4.05%
  • Black or African American: 3.21%
  • Asian: 1.83%
  • Native American: 1.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Yuma, Arizona is 100,198, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 97,908.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 93,064.

Yuma, Arizona Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020216,8722,3721.09%
2019214,5002,3721.11%
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 Percentage
White70,13673.38%
Some Other Race15,67416.40%
Two or More Races3,8744.05%
Black or African American3,0703.21%
Asian1,7531.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0171.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander490.05%
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Yuma Population Pyramid 2020

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Yuma Median Age

31.9


Total

30.2


Male

33.7


Female

Yuma Adults

There are 70,431 adults, (14,039 of whom are seniors) in Yuma.

Yuma Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Yuma Sex Ratio

Female

47,245

49.43%

Male

48,328

50.57%

Yuma Households and Families

Yuma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yuma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.5%27.5%
All60.7%39.3%
Non Family51.7%48.3%
Male45.4%54.6%
Female42.6%57.4%

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,9602.7260.7
Married17,5903.372.5
Non Family9,3531.2551.7
Female4,9403.3742.6
Male2,0773.0145.4

3.21

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Yuma Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,05810.40%
9th to 12th Grade6,69311.49%
High School Graduate14,86825.52%
Some College14,98225.71%
Associates Degree5,0498.67%
Bachelors Degree6,63811.39%
Graduate Degree3,9746.82%
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Yuma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic30,84820,4743,806
White23,14621,3395,686
Other Race8,5155,587864
Black2,0861,879349
Multiple Races1,6971,570354
Asian1,2351,054608
Native American58128137
Islander3620

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 92.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.23%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,447$39,998$26,108
Less Than High School$20,050$25,520$13,031
High School Grad$27,081$33,856$19,435
Some College$36,787$43,393$29,607
Bachelors Degree$42,520$58,889$35,033
Graduate Degree$54,634$75,370$47,761

$33,447

Average Earnings

$39,998

Average Male

$26,108

Average Female

Yuma Language

Yuma Language by Age

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Yuma Language

52.39% of Yuma residents speak only English, while 47.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 45.39% of the population.

Yuma Poverty

Yuma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic55,59812,32122.16%
White30,5493,35310.98%
Other15,0512,10113.96%
Multiple3,77598025.96%
Black2,72964923.78%
Native90037241.33%
Asian1,72427115.72%
Islander401640.00%

18.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.01%

Male Poverty Rate

21.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yuma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yuma is Native, with 41.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yuma is White, with 10.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.27%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.60%
High School18.10%
Some College11.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.05%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.57%
Male Unemployed25.96%
Female Employed12.27%
Male Employed8.41%

Yuma Income

Yuma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,702$62,852
Families$52,967$68,299
Married Families$64,642$79,212
Non Families$28,699$44,354
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Yuma Marital Status

Yuma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Yuma Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Yuma Veterans

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7,033

Number of Veterans

6,342

Male Veterans

691

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,379
First Gulf War1,885
Vietnam1,816
Korea593
World War II219
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,747
75+1,483
18 to 341,476
65 to 741,186
55 to 641,141
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,62111.06%
Hispanic1,5794.20%
Black57724.89%
Other4514.50%
2 or More22511.51%
Asian1419.82%
Indian182.51%

Yuma Veterans by Education

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7.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yuma Employment Status

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.40%

Born in Arizona

79.19%

Native Born

20.81%

Foreign Born

10.17%

Non Citizen

10.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.19% of Yuma residents were born in the United States, with 40.40% having been born in Arizona. 10.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020100,1981,1451.16%
201999,0531,1451.17%
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%