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Yuma, Arizona

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Welcome to Yuma ...

The city of Yuma is located in Yuma County<1> and is the County Seat for Yuma County.

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:

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.

  • San Luis [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Luis
    • San Luis [Yuma County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Yuma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,778 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Luis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Luis<7>
  • Somerton [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerton
    • Somerton [Yuma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Yuma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,554 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerton<7>
  • Steam [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steam
    • Steam [Yuma County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Yuma
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steam
  • Bard [Imperial County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Felicity [Imperial County]
    • Fortuna Foothills [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortuna Foothills
      • Fortuna Foothills [Yuma County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Yuma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fortuna Foothills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortuna Foothills
    • Gadsden [Yuma County]
    • Dome [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dome
      • Dome [Yuma County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Yuma
      • Former name for Dome:
      • Swiveler's Station
    • Fort Laguna [Yuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Laguna
      • Fort Laguna [Yuma County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Yuma
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Laguna. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
    • Tumco [Imperial County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumco
      • Tumco [Imperial County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Yuma
      • 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.<9>
      • Former name for Tumco:
      • Hedges

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 ...

Communities in Arizona

About Yuma County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Yuma:

The official website for Yuma County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Yuma refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Yuma may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Yuma.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yuma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Yuma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Yuma or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Yuma includes: 85364, 85365, 85366 & 85367.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Yuma) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yuma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6987, Longitude: -114.6247    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.
<9>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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