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Somerton, Arizona

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Welcome to Somerton ...

The city of Somerton is located in Yuma County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Somerton has a population of 16,554 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Somerton.

Somerton is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Somerton lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Somerton (for example, toward Calexico (CA)), you will leave Mountain Standard Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT). In addition, you will be moving from an area that does not observe daylight saving time to one that does.

The area code for Somerton: (928)

The ZIP code for Somerton: 85350<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Somerton had an population of 16,554 people. This is an increase of 15.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 127.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Somerton had a population of 14,287 people (or 7.3% of the total population of Yuma County). This makes Somerton the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Somerton represents 0.22% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,287 people, the population of Somerton increased 96.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,266 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Somerton.

Communities Also Named Somerton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Somerton - they are located in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Somerton.

Communities near Somerton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Somerton.

  • Yuma [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yuma
    • Yuma [Yuma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Somerton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 98,285 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yuma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yuma<6>
  • San Luis [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Luis
    • San Luis [Yuma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Somerton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,778 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Luis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Luis<6>
  • Gadsden [Yuma County]
  • Steam [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steam
    • Steam [Yuma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Somerton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steam
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Winterhaven [Imperial County]
    • Felicity [Imperial County]
    • Bard [Imperial County]
    • Fortuna Foothills [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortuna Foothills
      • Fortuna Foothills [Yuma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Somerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fortuna Foothills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortuna Foothills
    • Tumco [Imperial County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumco
      • Tumco [Imperial County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the north of Somerton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Tumco. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
      • Former name for Tumco:
      • Hedges
    • Dome [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dome
      • Dome [Yuma County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the northeast of Somerton
      • Former name for Dome:
      • Swiveler's Station

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Somerton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Somerton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Somerton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Somerton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Somerton. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Somerton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Somerton ...

Looking for more information about Somerton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Somerton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Somerton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Somerton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Yuma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Somerton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Somerton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Somerton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Somerton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Somerton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Somerton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Somerton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5966, Longitude: -114.7098    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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