Quality of Life


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Welcome to the Sunniest City in the World! 

Yuma County is the crown jewel of the desert southwest.  In addition to our abundance of sunny days, we enjoy countless amenities that not only make Yuma County a highly livable community but a gloriously unique one, too!  We have access to a variety of water recreation, outdoor activities, community events, public programs, a solid education system, unique shopping, and our cultural diversity makes these things even better.  Not to mention, the people in our community have the biggest hearts and are committed to helping those in need when called upon. 

Our high quality of life accounts for the steady population growth over the past few decades.  According to the Census Bureau estimates, Yuma County’s year-round population was 213,787 in 2019.  The City of Yuma accounts for just less than half the population with 98,205 in 2019.  South Yuma County has also seen steady growth in the past 15 years. Click here to be redirected to the US Census Bureau QuickFacts site. It provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

Yuma County is located in the Sonoran Desert and our summers reach triple digits every year, especially between June and September.  But those high temps begin to decline in October and lead into a beautifully mild climate the rest of the year.  Our winter temps usually peak in the 60s, so our community is a popular winter retreat for our neighbors to the north.  But for the locals, the summer temperatures are a small price to pay. Click here for climate and weather averages for our area.



Greater Yuma

City of Yuma: 928-373-5000 - www.yumaaz.gov

City of San Luis: 928-341-8520 - www.cityofsanluis.org

City of Somerton: 928-722-7330 - www.cityofsomerton.com

Town of Wellton: 928-785-3348 - www.town.wellton.az.us

Cocopah Indian Tribe: 928-627-2102 - www.cocopah.com

Yuma County: 928-373-1010 - www.yumacountyaz.gov

Greater Yuma is centrally located between Phoenix, San Diego, and the San Luis Border to Mexico


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