Yuma, AZ
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Yuma is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 97,908 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 (15.08%), sales jobs (9.21%), and management occupations (7.97%).

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.

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 17.54 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Yuma who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.46% of the adults in Yuma have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yuma in 2010 was $22,831, 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 $91,324 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 59.11% 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: 21.54%.

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