Yuma resides near the borders of California and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California, and near the convergence of the Colorado and Gila rivers. Known as one of the sunniest places on Earth, Yuma offers residents a year-round vista of surrounding mountains and valleys with lush agricultural fields.
The incorporated area of Yuma is approximately 121 square miles within Yuma County, which occupies the southwestern corner of Arizona. Approximately 96,000 residents call the City of Yuma their full-time home, according to the 2020 Census, with 204,000 or so living in Yuma County. An additional 90,000 or so stay in the Yuma area during the winter. Agriculture is the largest segment of Yuma’s economy, along with military and tourism.
The City of Yuma is a full-service, council-manager government governed by a charter, Arizona state statutes, and an adopted strategic plan. Public services include police, fire, water and wastewater utilities, public works, solid waste services, parks and recreation, and arts and culture services.