Yuma County, AZ

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2022 Population
204,374
0.705% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.3
1.44% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.5%
4.33% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,439
7.37% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$173,500
16.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
74,868
0.522% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Yuma County, AZ had a population of 204k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $56,439. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Yuma County, AZ grew from 202,944 to 204,374, a 0.705% increase and its median household income grew from $52,563 to $56,439, a 7.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Yuma County, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (29.2%), White (Hispanic) (28.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (23.9%), Other (Hispanic) (11.5%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%).

None of the households in Yuma County, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.3% of the residents in Yuma County, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yuma County, AZ are Arizona Western College (1,601 degrees awarded in 2022) and Regional Center for Border Health (215 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Yuma County, AZ was $173,500, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%.

Most people in Yuma County, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Yuma County, AZ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Yuma County, AZ is home to a population of 204k people, from which 87.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 24.7% of Yuma County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (50.5k people).

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.6k people) in Yuma County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59.1k White (Hispanic) and 48.8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.3%
2022 Citizenship
86.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.3% of Yuma County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Yuma County, AZ was 86.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Yuma County, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.6k ± 296
  2. White (Hispanic)
    59.1k ± 2.65k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    48.8k ± 2.75k
65.3%
Hispanic Population
133k people

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.6k people) in Yuma County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59.1k White (Hispanic) and 48.8k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

65.3% of the people in Yuma County, AZ are hispanic (133k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    500,763 ± 16,756 people
  2. India
    40,959 ± 4,955 people
  3. Canada
    39,634 ± 4,874 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 500,763 Arizona residents, followed by India with 40,959 and Canada with 39,634.

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Foreign-Born Population

24.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
50.5k people
25.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
51.7k people

As of 2022, 24.7% of Yuma County, AZ residents (50.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yuma County, AZ was 25.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,511 ± 441
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,456 ± 483
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,994 ± 318

Yuma County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Yuma County, AZ employs 74.9k people. The largest industries in Yuma County, AZ are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,121 people), Retail Trade (8,073 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7,452 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,500), Utilities ($56,020), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,625).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,270. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

74.9k
2022 Value
± 2,474
−0.522%
1 Year decline
± 4.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Yuma County, AZ declined at a rate of −0.522%, from 75.3k employees to 74.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yuma County, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,916 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,131 people), and Management Occupations (5,354 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yuma County, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

74.9k
2022 Value
± 2,474
−0.522%
1 Year decline
± 4.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Yuma County, AZ declined at a rate of −0.522%, from 75.3k employees to 74.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yuma County, AZ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,121 people), Retail Trade (8,073 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7,452 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yuma County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Yuma County, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,243
Median earning men ± $1,879
$28,900
Median earning women ± $1,121

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,583), Information ($63,571), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,867).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($44,241), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,618), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,077).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,416
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 653
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 560
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Yuma County, AZ went to Donald J. Trump with 52.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.63%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Yuma County, AZ awarded 1,816 degrees. The student population of Yuma County, AZ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,274 male students and 4,909 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yuma County, AZ are Hispanic or Latino (1,367 and 75.3%), followed by White (284 and 15.6%), Unknown (72 and 3.96%), and Black or African American (37 and 2.04%).

The largest universities in Yuma County, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Arizona Western College (1,601 and 88.2%) and Regional Center for Border Health (215 and 11.8%).

The most popular majors in Yuma County, AZ are General Studies (914 and 50.3%), Medical Office Assistant (88 and 4.85%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (72 and 3.96%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,183 students enrolled in Yuma County, AZ, 40% men and 60% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 5,180 records, of which 62.1% were women and 37.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 348 degrees awarded
  2. 65 degrees awarded
  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Yuma County, AZ was General Studies with 348 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,601 degrees awarded
  2. 215 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arizona Western College with 1,601 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 640 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Yuma County, AZ, which is 0.544 times less than the 1,176 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,367 degrees mean that there were 4.81 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 284 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,760) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yuma County, AZ was $173,500 in 2022, which is 0.615 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $148,900 to $173,500, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Yuma County, AZ is 69.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Yuma County, AZ have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Yuma County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Yuma County, AZ is $56,439. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Yuma County, AZ was Census Tract 9.08 with a value of $165,055, followed by Census Tract 111.07 and Census Tract 9.03, with respective values of $117,625 and $100,625.

In 2022, 18.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Yuma County, AZ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.89%.

Property

$173,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,860
$51,575
Median Property Taxes
±$1,733

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Yuma County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
Homeownership
2022
70.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.1% of the housing units in Yuma County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9.08
  2. Census Tract 111.07
  3. Census Tract 9.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yuma County, AZ was Census Tract 9.08 with a value of $165,055, followed by Census Tract 111.07 and Census Tract 9.03, with respective values of $117,625 and $100,625.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Yuma County, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,439
Median Household Income
± $1,344
74.7k
Number of Households
± 2,222

In 2022, the median household income of the 74.7k households in Yuma County, AZ grew to $56,439 from the previous year's value of $52,563.

The following chart displays the households in Yuma County, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Yuma County, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.87%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Yuma County, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (5.87%).

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yuma County, AZ have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Yuma County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Yuma County, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Yuma County, AZ have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Yuma County, AZ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.89%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yuma County, AZ (34.7k out of 198k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yuma County, AZ is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.5% of the children was living in poverty in Yuma County, AZ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 330 in Yuma County, AZ. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 41.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.5% of the population of Yuma County, AZ has health coverage, with 30.3% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 3.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Yuma County, AZ see 2117 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.21% decrease from the previous year (2210 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3458 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1638 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,117 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Yuma County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Yuma County, AZ see an average of 2,117 patients per year. This represents a 4.21% decrease from the previous year (2,210 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Yuma County, AZ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.7% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 30.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
30.3%
Employer Coverage
27.9%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
3.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yuma County, AZ grew by 3.08% from 13.1% to 13.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.9 in Yuma County, AZ.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.4% in Yuma County, AZ.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.7% in Yuma County, AZ.

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