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The City of Yuma is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Yuma County, Colorado, United States. The population was 3,524 at the 2010 census.[7]

City of Yuma, Colorado
Entering Yuma from the East.
Entering Yuma from the East.
Location of Yuma in Yuma County, Colorado.
Location of Yuma in Yuma County, Colorado.
Coordinates: 40°7′22″N 102°43′30″W / 40.12278°N 102.72500°W / 40.12278; -102.72500Coordinates: 40°7′22″N 102°43′30″W / 40.12278°N 102.72500°W / 40.12278; -102.72500
Country United States
State Colorado
County[1]Yuma
IncorporatedMarch 24, 1887[2]
Government
 • TypeHome Rule Municipality[1]
Area
 • Total3.16 sq mi (8.18 km2)
 • Land3.12 sq mi (8.08 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation4,144 ft (1,263 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,524
 • Estimate 
(2016)[5]
3,582
 • Density1,148.81/sq mi (443.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[6]
80759
Area code(s)970
FIPS code08-86750
GNIS feature ID0202920
Websitewww.colorado.gov/pacific/cityofyuma

A post office called Yuma has been in operation since 1885.[8] The community was named after the Yuma Indians.[9]

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GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) of it is land and 0.41% is water. Yuma is 21 miles away from its closest city Wray, Colorado.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1890241
1900139−42.3%
1910333139.6%
19201,177253.5%
19301,36015.5%
19401,60618.1%
19501,90818.8%
19601,9190.6%
19702,25917.7%
19802,82425.0%
19902,719−3.7%
20003,28520.8%
20103,5247.3%
Est. 20163,582[5]1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 3,285 people, 1,275 households, and 847 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,350.6 people per square mile (522.0/km²). There were 1,393 housing units at an average density of 572.7 per square mile (221.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.39% White, 0.09% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.06% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.47% of the population.

There were 1,275 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,371, and the median income for a family was $36,657. Males had a median income of $25,962 versus $16,968 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,424. About 7.8% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Yuma is the home of the Yuma Indians. Teams consist of Football, Volleyball, Golf, Wrestling, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Basketball, and Boys and Girls Track & Field.

 
Postcard: Laying the cornerstone of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1910

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on December 12, 2009. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
  2. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on December 14, 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  8. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  9. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 52.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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