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Yuma County, Arizona

85364, 85365, 85366, 85367, 85369

Page Contents for Yuma, Arizona

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts


in extreme southwestern Arizona on the border with California not far from the Mexico border.
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History & History Related Items

Father Eusebio Francisco Kino first saw the Yuma Crossing as a way to enter California. It was a century later when another priest, Father Francisco Garces, rediscovered the crossing in his own search for a route by land to California. Two missions were established here in 1779 by Father Garces. During the last major uprising by the Yuma Indians, Father Garces and all the settlers were killed in a raid. Again the crossing faded away. It wasn't until Kit Carson, the famous cowboy, discovered it once again 50 years later that the crossing became a permanent settlement during the time of the California Gold Rush in the late 1840's.

You may find a brief History of Yuma on this page, along with other basic Yuma facts. More history information about early Yuma.
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The settling of Yuma


The founding of Yuma


The incorporation of Yuma

Village of Yuma - July 11, 1876 - A.F. Finlay, Mayor
Town of Yuma April 6, 1902 - R.S. Patterson, Mayor
City of Yuma Incorporated - April 7, 1914 - John H. Shanssey, Mayor


Yuma is the third fastest growing area in the United States!

Attractions in the Yuma area.

This page is on the military in Yuma and the area.

The Marine Corps Air Station - Yuma
Public Affairs: 928-269-2275

The Yuma Proving Grounds
Post Telephone Locator: (928) 328-2151

Yuma Territorial Prison State Park
Giss Parkway & Prison Hill Road
Phone: (928) 783-4771
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Economy & Industry

The economy is based mostly in agriculture and tourism, but the economic base appears to be spreading out into other sectors in recent years.
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Yuma City Government

Yuma's official home page
Main Switchboard: (928) 783-1271

The form of government in Yuma is a Council/Manager type. The six council members are elected to four year terms and the City administrator is appointed by the council

Yuma City Clerk
180 West 1st Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928)783-1274


Yuma County Board-Supervisors
198 South Main Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 329-2104
fax: (928) 329-2001

Yuma County Sheriff
141 S 3rd Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364-2255
Phone: 928-783-4427

Yuma County Sheriff
3005 S Pacific Ave
Yuma, AZ 85365-3539
Phone: 928-317-1604

Yuma County Constable
180 S 3rd Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364-2223
Phone: 928-329-2178


Cocopah Indian Tribe
Phone: 928-627-2102

Quechan Indian NationPhone: 760-572-0213

Yuma Chamber

Yuma County Chamber of Commerce
This page has much information as well as a page to request more information about Yuma

180 W. 1st Street, Suite A
Yuma Arizona 85364
Phone (928) 782-2567
Fax (928) 343-0038

Caballeros de Yuma
377 South Main Street # 204
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone (928) 343-1715

Yuma Organizations

Yuma County Chamber of Commerce
This page has much information as well as a page to request more information about Yuma

180 W. 1st Street, Suite A
Yuma Arizona 85364
Phone (928) 782-2567
Fax (928) 343-0038

Caballeros de Yuma
377 South Main Street # 204
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone (928) 343-1715

Yuma Libraries

Yuma County Library District
350 South 3rd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 782-1871
fax: (928) 782-9420
A center for information, community enrichment, recreational reading, and lifelong learning

Yuma County Law Library
219 West 2nd Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: (928) 329-2255

Yuma Schools

Crane Elementary School District

Yuma School District #1

Yuma Union High School District
3150 South Avenue A
Yuma, AZ 85364-7998
Telephone: (928) 726-1731
FAX: (928) 726-4628


Arizona Western College
9500 South Avenue 8E
Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834
Mailing address:
PO BOX 929
Yuma, Arizona 85366-0929
Toll-free: 888-293-0392
Phone: 928-317-6000

A local Community College teaching Agriculture, Business, Computer Information Systems, Health, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Nursing, Physical Education, Recreation, Science, and Social Studies

Northern Arizona University, Yuma Campus
P.O. Box 6236
Yuma, Arizona 85366-6236
Phone: 888-NAU-Yuma
Email: Yuma


The median family income is slightly above $ 34,000. The median housing costs range from around $ 70,000 to the low $ 100,000's

Interstate - 8 runs roughly East-West through the city

Sister Cities
San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Frankfurt Oder, Germany

Yuma has grown in size in recent years. In 2001, the area in Square Miles was 107.86. The area in Square Miles as of November 15, 1997 was just 30.8.

the population of Yuma was:
1990 - 56,966
1998 - 67,143
2000 - 77,515
2004 - 86,070

The Metropolitan Area of Yuma has a total of approximately 160,026 people. (This includes more than just incorporated areas of the city)

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