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.

Yuma is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 many members of the armed forces living in Yuma. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Yuma spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.72 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Yuma's cultural character, accounting for 19.73% of the city’s population.

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