Yuma, Arizona Population 2022

100,196
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Yuma is a city located in Yuma County Arizona. Yuma has a 2020 population of 100,196. It is also the county seat of Yuma County. Yuma is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 9.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 91,328 in 2010.

The average household income in Yuma is $62,704 with a poverty rate of 16.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $917 per month, and the median house value is $152,300. 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 Yumawas:

  • White: 70.21%
  • Other race: 12.74%
  • Two or more races: 10.40%
  • Black or African American: 2.89%
  • Asian: 2.24%
  • Native American: 1.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Yuma, Arizona is 100,196 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 100,196.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 91,328.

Yuma, Arizona Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Yuma Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White68,40970.21%
Black or African American2,8142.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3781.41%
Asian2,1862.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander960.10%
Some Other Race12,40812.74%
Two or More Races10,13710.40%
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Yuma Population by Race

Yuma Population Pyramid 2022

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Yuma Median Age

31.8


Total

29.8


Male

34.6


Female

Yuma Adults

There are 72,290 adults, (15,192 of whom are seniors) in Yuma.

Yuma Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Yuma Sex Ratio

Female

47,113

48.36%

Male

50,315

51.64%

Yuma Population by Age

Yuma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yuma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.3%24.7%
All64.4%35.6%
Male59.3%40.7%
Non Family55%45%
Female47.6%52.4%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yuma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,3442.6764.4
Married17,8373.1475.3
Male2,0823.0759.3
Female5,2593.6947.6
Non Family10,1661.2255

3.14

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Yuma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,2458.73%
9th to 12th Grade6,07210.11%
High School Graduate15,02125.00%
Some College15,66126.07%
Associates Degree6,12210.19%
Bachelors Degree7,54912.57%
Graduate Degree4,4057.33%
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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
Asian1,5601,289701
White23,74622,1706,559
2+ Races5,5984,6861,122
Black1,6861,570302
Native American825481143
Hispanic32,05922,9144,099
Other Race6,6004,653576
Islander81696

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.94%.

Yuma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,924$42,381$26,306
Less Than 9th Grade$23,966$28,880$15,338
High School Graduate$30,067$32,343$22,379
Some College$35,547$47,808$25,750
Bachelors Degree$50,439$67,195$36,979
Graduate Degree$63,229$83,813$47,438

$34,924

Average Earnings

$42,381

Average Male

$26,306

Average Female

Yuma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yuma Language by Age

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Yuma Language

52.73% of Yuma residents speak only English, while 47.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.89% of the population.

Yuma Language

Yuma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1,22647939.07%
Black2,45851220.83%
Hispanic55,95210,88019.45%
Islander671217.91%
Multiple9,9551,41014.16%
White31,0513,87112.47%
Asian2,1211667.83%
Other1,768NaN%

16.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.95%

Male Poverty Rate

19.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yuma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yuma is Native, with 39.07% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.36%.

Yuma Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.06%
High School16.51%
Some College13.02%
Bachelors or Greater5.31%

Yuma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.14%
Male Unemployed27.09%
Female Employed11.77%
Female Unemployed41.60%

Yuma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yuma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,183$69,738
Families$59,364$77,383
Married Families$74,624$91,221
Non Families$31,358$46,933
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Income by Household Type

Yuma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

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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7,103

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,266
First Gulf War1,716
Vietnam1,917
Korea1,015
World War II40

Yuma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,255
35 to 541,629
55 to 641,246
65 to 741,153
75+1,820

Yuma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,67611.46%
Black37919.43%
Native American928.85%
Asian1086.04%
Islander3352.38%
Other Race5827.28%
2+ Races2333.66%
Hispanic1,7514.55%

Yuma Veterans by Race

Yuma Veterans by Education

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7.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yuma Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

8.3%

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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39.16%

Born in Yuma

79.08%

Native Born

20.92%

Foreign Born

9.73%

Non Citizen

11.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.08% of Yuma residents were born in the United States, with 39.16% having been born in Arizona. 9.73% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19001,8000.00%
19102,9141,1144.94%
19204,2371,3233.81%
19304,8926551.45%
19405,3254330.85%
19509,1453,8205.56%
196023,97414,82910.12%
197029,0075,0331.92%
198042,48113,4743.89%
199054,92312,4422.60%
200077,51522,5923.51%
201091,32813,8131.65%
201194,2412,9133.19%
201293,701-540-0.57%
201392,998-703-0.75%
201493,6246260.67%
201594,1555310.57%
201695,2591,1041.17%
201796,3991,1401.20%
201897,6481,2491.30%
201998,2856370.65%
202098,9226370.65%
202199,5596370.64%
2022100,1966370.64%

Yuma Population by Year