Yuma, AZ
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Yuma is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 94,139 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yuma who work in office and administrative support (14.69%), sales jobs (9.29%), and management occupations (8.38%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.60 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Yuma are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.96% of adults in Yuma have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Yuma in 2010 was $21,103, 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 $84,412 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 58.07% 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Yuma has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.15%).

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