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Yuma is a city in Yuma County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Indian tribe

The latitude of Yuma is 32.725N. The longitude is -114.623W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 141 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 81,605.


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Median household income
Local
$35,374
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Yuma demographic reports
Yuma is on the California border, near the convergence of the Colorado and Gila rivers
After the founding of Fort Yuma in 1849, steamboats began traveling the Colorado River from the Gulf of California, carrying goods for military posts across the state. Rich gold deposits were discovered nearby in 1850

The federal government built the Laguna Dam here in 1909 and the Imperial Dam 30 years later

Public transportation: Yuma County Area Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 517. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "The Shawshank Redemption"
· 1983 movie, "Return of the Jedi"
· 2002 movie, "The Scorpion King"
· 2007 movie, "Into the Wild"
Well-known residents have included:
· Cesar Chavez, labor leader
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Yuma County Fair - April 3-8, 2007
  • Lettuce Days - Jan. 19-21, 2007
  • Yuma Crossing Days - Feb. 16-18, 2007
  • Yuma Birding & Nature Festival - April 11-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Yuma web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Yuma Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Imperial Sand Dunes
Historic sites and museums: Yuma Crossing State Historic Park, Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Century House Museum
Colleges and universities: Arizona Western College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 76

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Yuma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Yuma County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Yuma area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85364 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Yuma residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Yuma ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Yuma was $16,730, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Yuma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Yuma include Brinley Avenue Historic District, Yuma Century Heights Conservancy Residential Historic District, Yuma Crossing ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Yuma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $890.


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Libraries in Yuma include Foothills Branch Library, Yuma Main Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Yuma include Yuma Bajo El Sol, Yuma Sun

TV stations in Yuma include KSWT, KYMA.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KAWC-AM., KAWC-FM.

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Yuma County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Yuma political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Yuma workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 24 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Yuma between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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