Yuma, Arizona Population 2021

99,559
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Yuma is a city located in Yuma County Arizona. It is also the county seat of Yuma County. With a 2020 population of 99,559, it is the 11th largest city in Arizona and the 328th largest city in the United States . Yuma is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 6.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 93,064 in 2010. Yuma reached it's highest population of 99,559 in 2021. Spanning over 121 miles, Yuma has a population density of 821 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yuma is $62,704 with a poverty rate of 18.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $891 per month, and the median house value is $143,400. The median age in Yuma is 31.8 years, 30.1 years for males, and 33.9 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: 75.39%
  • Other race: 13.78%
  • Two or more races: 4.04%
  • Black or African American: 3.18%
  • Asian: 2.12%
  • Native American: 1.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Yuma, Arizona is 99,559 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 97,648.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 93,064.

Yuma, Arizona Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021218,1372,1751.00%
2020215,9622,1751.01%
2019213,7872,1751.02%
2018211,6122,1050.99%
2017209,5072,2601.08%
2016207,2472,0610.99%
2015205,1861,1320.55%
2014204,0541,6340.80%
2013202,420-55-0.03%
2012202,475-366-0.18%
2011202,8415,7142.82%
2010197,1270.00%

Yuma Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White72,63575.39%
Some Other Race13,28113.78%
Two or More Races3,8884.04%
Black or African American3,0683.18%
Asian2,0392.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3361.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1020.11%
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Yuma Population by Race

Yuma Population Pyramid $2021

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Yuma Median Age

31.8


Total

30.1


Male

33.9


Female

Yuma Adults

There are 70,910 adults, (14,663 of whom are seniors) in Yuma.

Yuma Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Yuma Sex Ratio

Female

47,452

49.25%

Male

48,897

50.75%

Yuma Population by Age

Yuma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yuma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.6%26.4%
All61.2%38.8%
Non Family51.7%48.3%
Male50.2%49.8%
Female43.8%56.2%

61.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yuma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,3602.7161.2
Married17,0263.2673.6
Non Family9,5641.2351.7
Female5,4513.4843.8
Male2,3192.9750.2

3.19

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Yuma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7909.86%
9th to 12th Grade6,51411.09%
High School Graduate14,65524.96%
Some College15,31226.07%
Associates Degree5,6009.54%
Bachelors Degree6,85511.67%
Graduate Degree3,9986.81%
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Yuma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yuma Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic31,34721,5803,940
White23,05521,2025,801
Other Race7,0524,631840
Black1,9851,815296
2+ Races1,5831,448343
Asian1,4201,124592
Native American781421142
Islander87707

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.69%.

Yuma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,049$40,108$26,530
Less Than 9th Grade$20,558$24,661$15,313
High School Graduate$30,317$34,598$21,244
Some College$36,421$46,356$28,275
Bachelors Degree$45,000$60,538$35,513
Graduate Degree$57,450$75,761$50,423

$34,049

Average Earnings

$40,108

Average Male

$26,530

Average Female

Yuma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yuma Language by Age

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Yuma Language

52.88% of Yuma residents speak only English, while 47.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.88% of the population.

Yuma Language

Yuma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic56,37212,07021.41%
White30,2093,90012.91%
Other12,5031,96115.68%
Multiple3,73691524.49%
Black2,71358921.71%
Native1,10943038.77%
Asian1,9921587.93%
Islander751722.67%

18.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.66%

Male Poverty Rate

20.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yuma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yuma is Native, with 38.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yuma is Asian, with 7.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.15%.

Yuma Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.49%
High School16.38%
Some College12.73%
Bachelors or Greater6.10%

Yuma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.14%
Male Unemployed25.47%
Female Employed11.20%
Male Employed7.59%

Yuma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yuma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,998$62,704
Families$53,601$67,720
Married Families$67,013$79,500
Non Families$29,261$45,264
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Income by Household Type

Yuma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

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

Yuma Marital Status by Race

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Yuma Marital Status

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7,073

Number of Veterans

6,425

Male Veterans

648

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,329
First Gulf War1,786
Vietnam1,763
Korea784
World War II196

Yuma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,848
75+1,764
65 to 741,178
18 to 341,175
55 to 641,108

Yuma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,70510.94%
Hispanic1,5174.01%
Black56324.66%
Other Race3694.31%
2+ Races18710.04%
Asian1428.26%
Native American707.32%
Islander3752.86%

Yuma Veterans by Race

Yuma Veterans by Education

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7.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yuma Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Yuma Employment by Age

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Yuma Employment by Race

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Yuma Employment by Education

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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40.58%

Born in Yuma

80.27%

Native Born

19.73%

Foreign Born

9.37%

Non Citizen

10.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.27% of Yuma residents were born in the United States, with 40.58% having been born in Arizona. 9.37% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202199,5596370.64%
202098,9226370.65%
201998,2856370.65%
201897,6481,2491.30%
201796,3991,1401.20%
201695,2591,1041.17%
201594,1555310.57%
201493,6246260.67%
201392,998-703-0.75%
201293,701-540-0.57%
201194,2412,9133.19%
201091,32813,8131.65%
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%

Yuma Population by Year