Yuma 63 Below average
Yuma Livability #236 ranked city in Arizona#20,085 ranked city in the USARanks better than 31% of areas
A+ Yuma Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Yuma Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than Arizona
955% less expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Yuma cost of living
D- Yuma Crime Total crime is 10% lower than Arizona
Total crime
2,4474% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 414% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Yuma crime
F Yuma Employment Household income is 14% lower than Arizona
Median household income
$44,21620% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,46828% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%44% higher than the US average
Yuma employment
F Yuma Housing Home value is 32% lower than Arizona
Median home value
$120,20035% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8659% lower than the US average
Home ownership
59%7% lower than the US average
Yuma real estate or Yuma rentals
F Yuma Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Arizona
High school grad. rates
73%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Yuma K-12 schools
D Yuma User Ratings There are a total of 23 ratings in Yuma
Overall user rating
56% 23 total ratings
User reviews rating
40% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
61% 20 total surveys
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      Living in Yuma, AZ

      Yuma is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 93,704 people. At 70%, the majority of the Yuma population is White; this is followed by 3% Black and 2% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Yuma are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 43% of the population also speak Spanish. Yuma tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 31 is far below the national average. Yuma has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 73% of the population is classified as married and 53% have kids.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Yuma, Arizona. With useful information like crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Yuma and in the areas around Yuma is a much easier task.

      Yuma, AZ receives 64/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #237 in Arizona and #18,756 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Yuma ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and weather (A-). Yuma does not do well for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Yuma, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Lutes Casino, and Castle Dome.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Yuma. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Yuma are affordable. The median home price for Yuma homes is $120,200, which is 32.1% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Yuma, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 22.9% lower than the Arizona average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Yuma were 5.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.4%.

      Yuma transportation information

      Average one way commute16min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.5%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.8%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.5%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Yuma, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).