About Yuma

Yuma, Arizona was first incorporated as Arizona City in 1871, and was then renamed in 1873. Nestled between Phoenix, Arizona, and San Diego, California, Yuma features extraordinary outdoor activities from tubing on the Colorado River to off-roading at the Buttercup Sand Dunes. Yuma hosts local events like the Medjool Date Festival, Rio de Cerveza, and Midnight at the Oasis, which takes place in the historic downtown. Yuma is the winter vegetable capital of the world, producing 91% of the leafy greens eaten in North America during the winter, and Yuma celebrates the Iceberg Lettuce Drop on New Year’s Eve annually.

Yuma is the 11th largest city in Arizona, with an estimated population (2010 Census) of 93,064. Yuma is home to the Marine Corps Air Station that houses thousands of Marines and their families. The Yuma population also nearly doubles from January to March with the sun-seeking snowbirds that visit Yuma, Arizona.

Our proximity to the border reflects the authenticity of our heritage with nearly 60 percent of county residents saying they are of Hispanic origin.

From the heart of Yuma, Winterhaven, and Bard Valley, California, are just a short drive away. We welcome those communities as part of the greater Yuma area, and include information about our California neighbors.

Check out Yuma as a Destination Fact Sheet here.

Arizona's Best Historic Main Street Community

Downtown Yuma has been named Arizona's Best Historic Main Street Community in 2017 by Official... Read More

Climate

If gray skies get you down, Yuma should be at the top of your list of potential travel destinations.... Read More

History

Unique geography created the Yuma Crossing - and shaped the history of our community and nation.... Read More

Agritourism

Because most people think of Arizona as a big, dusty desert, they are surprised to learn that... Read More

Military

Yuma County is home to two premier military installations, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and U.S.... Read More

Education & Training

Arizona has a high regard for local control in public education, which has resulted in separate... Read More

Resources

Yuma is a continually growing city with so much to offer to local citizens and out-of-town visitors.... Read More

Yuma Souvenir Shop

Visit Yuma’s souvenir shop has local flavor to savor! Pick up something authentic to remember... Read More