A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Yuma ...
When the people of Yuma refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Yuman<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Yuma has a population of 98,285 people<3> (see below for details).
Yuma was established in 1864.
The community of Yuma is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Yuma lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Yuma (for example, toward Holtville (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 Yuma: (928)
The ZIP codes for Yuma: 85364-85367, 85369<5>
Websites for Yuma ...
Official Website: www.ci.yuma.az.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Yuma had an population of 98,285 people. This is an increase of 5.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.79% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Yuma had a population of 93,064 people (which is 47.54% of the total population of Yuma County). This makes Yuma the county's most populous community.
The population of Yuma represents 1.46% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 93,064 people, the population of Yuma increased 20.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 77,515 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Yuma.
Adding Yuma to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Yuma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Yuma elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Yuma on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Yuma ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Yuma - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Yuma.
Communities near Yuma ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Yuma.
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 Yuma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Yuma.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Yuma. 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 Yuma.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Yuma. Our list includes 34 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Yuma.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yuma ...
Looking for more information about Yuma? 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 Yuma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Yuma.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Yuma: www.ci.yuma.az.us/
The official website for Yuma County: www.co.yuma.az.us/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2021