Yuma, AZ

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Living in Yuma

Yuma is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 98,285 people and 43 constituent neighborhoods, Yuma is the 11th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Yuma is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yuma is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yuma who work in office and administrative support (13.70%), sales jobs (9.31%), and management occupations (8.73%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Yuma, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

One of the benefits of Yuma is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.72 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Yuma citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.48% of adults 25 and older in Yuma have a college degree.

The per capita income in Yuma in 2018 was $23,613, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,452 for a family of four. However, Yuma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Yuma is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yuma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Yuma, accounting for 60.00% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Yuma residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yuma include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

Yuma also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.73%.

The most common language spoken in Yuma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.