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Encyclopedia > Yuma County, Arizona
Yuma County, Arizona
Map of Arizona highlighting Yuma County
Location in the state of Arizona
Formed 1864
Seat Yuma
Area
 - Total
 - Water

14,294 km² (5,519 mi²)
13 km² (5 mi²) 0.09% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

160,026
11/km² 
Official Website
www.co.yuma.az.us

Yuma County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of 2000 its population was 160,026. The county seat is Yuma. Image File history File links Map_of_Arizona_highlighting_Yuma_County. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Yuma is a city located in Yuma county, Arizona, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Official languages English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 6th 295,254 km² 0. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Yuma is a city located in Yuma county, Arizona, United States. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 14,294 km² (5,519 mi²). 14,281 km² (5,514 mi²) of it is land and 13 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.09% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Because of its location along the U.S.-Mexico border, large numbers of migrants entering the United States illegally pass through Yuma county. From October to July of 2005, some 124,400 foreign nationals were apprehended in the area, a 46% increase on the previous year (Economist, August 27th, 2005). The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 160,026 people, 53,848 households, and 41,678 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km² (29/mi²). There are 74,140 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 68.28% White, 2.22% Black or African American, 1.64% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 23.59% from other races, and 3.22% from two or more races. 50.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 53,848 households out of which 36.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% are married couples living together, 11.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% are non-families. 18.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.86 and the average family size is 3.27. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 18.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $32,182, and the median income for a family is $34,659. Males have a median income of $27,390 versus $22,276 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,802. 19.20% of the population and 15.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 27.90% of those under the age of 18 and 8.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Fortuna Foothills is a census-designated place located in Yuma County, Arizona. ... Gadsden is a census-designated place located in Yuma County, Arizona. ... San Luis is a city located in Yuma County, Arizona. ... Somerton is a city located in Yuma County, Arizona. ... Tacna is a census-designated place located in Yuma County, Arizona. ... Wellton is a town located in Yuma County, Arizona. ... Yuma is a city located in Yuma county, Arizona, United States. ...

References

  • "Cross-Border, Cross-Purposes". The Economist. August 27th-September 2nd, 2005.

External link

  • Yuma County official web site
Flag of Arizona State of Arizona
Regions North Central Arizona | Northern Arizona | Phoenix metropolitan area | Southern Arizona | Arizona Strip
Counties Apache | Cochise | Coconino | Gila | Graham | Greenlee | La Paz | Maricopa | Mohave | Navajo | Pima | Pinal | Santa Cruz | Yavapai | Yuma
Largest cities Gilbert | Glendale | Mesa | Peoria | Phoenix | Scottsdale | Tempe | Tucson

  Results from FactBites:
 
Yuma County, Arizona - definition of Yuma County, Arizona in Encyclopedia (370 words)
Yuma County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona.
In the county the population is spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 18.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $32,182, and the median income for a family is $34,659.
Yuma, Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (920 words)
Yuma, AZ is close to the border with California in the West and Mexico in the South.
Yuma served as the gateway to the new western territory of California, as it was one of the few natural spots to cross the (at that point in time) very wide Colorado River.
Yuma is the hottest city of its size in the United States, with average July high temperatures of 107 degrees Fahrenheit.
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