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10 Interesting Facts About Yuma

Facts About Yuma

  • Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States.
  • Yuma first appeared on the 1860 U.S. Census as the village of “Arizonia” in what was then Arizona County, New Mexico Territory. It returned as Arizona City in 1870 and then became Yuma in 1873.
  • Yuma is the principal city of the Yuma, Arizona, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of Yuma County.
  • Yuma is in the state’s southwest corner, in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma Desert sub-region.
  • The area’s first settlers for thousands of years were Native American cultures and historic tribes. Their descendants now occupy the Cocopah and Quechan reservations.
  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 106.7 square miles, of which 106.6 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water.
  • Snow in Yuma has only been recorded on December 12, 1932, when a light coating of snow covered the city for the first and only time in its history. A few flakes fell in January 1937 and December 1967, mixed with rain.
  • Yuma is the 11th largest city in Arizona, with an estimated population of 93,064.
  • In 1995, Yuma reached its all-time high of 124 °F. The lowest recorded temperature was −6 °C in the Yuma-Mesa area in January 2007.
  • On April 12, 1902, the village of Yuma was incorporated as a town. It was formally incorporated as a city on April 7, 1914.
Facts About Yuma
Facts About Yuma

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