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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Yuma is a town in Arizona with a population of 93,851. Yuma is in Yuma County. Living in Yuma offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Yuma there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Yuma and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Yuma Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    405.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    57.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    423.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,474.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    225.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Yuma

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,151
National
$55,322
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Yuma Reviews

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Overall as resident living in Yuma County I have always been a great fan of how things are done here. The community is small and everyone knows everyone. It's a town where you can have a family and have them grow up here. The officials who work for the Yuma County Office always have activites for people part of the community. An example of that would be the annual Light Parade. This is a parade where local businesses, school, and foundations make a float with bright lights and head down the main street of our town. This year I had the privilige to create the float for my high school, Kofa High School. These type of events bring the community toghether and create an enviornment where we come as a whole. When I was in a program called Yuma Youth Leadership, the city game me the oppurtunity to see the people who put in the great effort to un the city such as firefighters, doctors, lawyers, and agricultural life.
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Yuma is a pretty slow town. Coming from a big city like Las Vegas, Yuma doesn't seem to have much to do. It takes a lot of searching high and low but there are many gems along the way. I especially love the events at the art museum downtown! So many cultural and LGBT events. Anyone could grow to love Yuma.
My experience here in Yuma has been fine. Ther isn't much to do as a teenager. I believe that Yuma needs a lot more entertainment for high school-aged kids. The weather here is also pretty terrible but I guess that isn't really something anyone can change. The good thing about Yuma is that it almost seems like everyone knows each other. You could be walking outside or at a store and you would most likely see someone you know or recognize. Most of the people here are also pretty nice. Overall, my experience living in Yuma has been pretty good.