Yuma County

Yuma County is larger than the state of Connecticut. Much of Yuma County's 5,522 square miles is desert land accented by rugged mountains. Yuma was one of the four original counties formed with the creation of the Arizona Territory in 1864.

Yuma is nestled in the Yuma and Gila valleys of southern Arizona, offering a climate that blends pleasant desert sunshine with the cool waters of the Colorado River. Several river valley regions, however, contain an abundance of arable land which is irrigated with water from the Colorado River. These valley areas have some of the most fertile soils in the world.

Farming, cattle raising, tourism, and two military bases are Yuma County's principal industries. Yuma County has a year-round population of approximately 135,000 residents.

During the winter, the population increases by about 80,000 due to the sun-seeking Winter Visitors affectionately known as "Snowbirds".

Did you know that more people are moving to Yuma than almost anywhere in the country. In fact, Yuma is the third fastest growing area in the United States! Yuma has some of the cleanest skies and best weather in the United States.

Yuma County, Arizona Official Website
Yuma Proving Ground
Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center
US Marine Corp Air Station
Yuma Territorial Prison
Yuma Crossing Historic Park
Kofa Mountain Range and Wildlife Refuge
Yuma Valley Railway
Martinez Lake
Mittry Lake Wildlife Area
Picacho State Recreation Area
Roxaboxen Park
Cocopah Casino and Bingo
Paradise Casino
Chamber of Commerce: Yuma County, Az
Yuma County Library
Yuma County Fair
Yuma County Arizona ghost towns
Yuma International Airport
Center of the World
Cocopah Museum
The Peanut Patch
QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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