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 95,548 people and 52 constituent neighborhoods, Yuma is the 12th 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 (14.52%), sales jobs (11.11%), and management occupations (7.54%).

Yuma is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Yuma, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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 18.27 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Yuma who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.90% of the adults in Yuma have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yuma in 2018 was $26,679, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,716 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 59.20% 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 20.92% of the city’s population.

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