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 97,908 people and 43 constituent neighborhoods, Yuma is the 11th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities, Yuma isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Yuma are a mix 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 (12.82%), sales jobs (8.82%), and management occupations (8.36%).

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.

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 17.66 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Yuma is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.21% of adults 25 and older in Yuma have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yuma in 2010 was $23,228, which is upper middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,912 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 59.60% 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 Scottish.

Yuma also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.81%.

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