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Facts About Yuma

Agriculture plays a dominant role in the Yuma County economy. The value of crops, livestock, fruits and vegetables produced on Yuma County farms and ranches was over $633 million in 1996. Crops accounted for 84%, while livestock products was 16%.

Military bases contribute substantially to the local economy with the Marine Corps Air Station and Yuma Proving Grounds located in the county.

Tourism to Yuma County generates an estimated gross revenue of over $380 million per year. New and exciting light industry increases Yuma's diversification.

The Mexican freeport of San Luis Rio Colorado is located 23 miles southwest of Yuma. For an industry interested in off shore manufacturing, or twin-plant operation, San Luis offers all facilities necessary for a modern manufacturing operation.

Yuma is an Arizona Main Street community providing business assistance in organization, design, promotion, and economic restructuring in the historic downtown. For more information call Yuma Main Street, Inc., at 782-5712.

Local Climatological Data

Average precipitation (Inches per year) - 2.94
Hours of Sunshine Overall (Year) - 90%
Monthly Average Temperature (Based on last 50 years) - 75.2
Relative Humidity - 11 a.m., July - 32%
Elevation above Sea Level (In Feet) - 138
Area of City of Yuma (Sq. Miles) - 28.39

Weather

 

MONTH Avereage Daily Maximum Average Daily Minimum Precipitation Inches
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Year
68.4
73.5
78.0
86.0
93.9
100.8
106.8
105.4
101.5
91.4
78.2
69.3
87.7
36.8
39.6
44.1
50.5
56.9
63.1
73.6
74.6
66.4
54.4
44.4
38.0
53.5
0.45
0.21
0.20
0.10
0.03
0.00
0.37
0.31
0.30
0.30
0.28
0.39
2.94

Yuma is Arizona's warmest winter city, and the sunniest year round spot in the nation. With extremely low relative humidity, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity!" is no error.

Year round records show that Yuma receives an average of 93% of the possible 4,400 hours of sunshine yearly. This amounts to 4,133 hours of the sun's golden rays in an average year (not to mention the 11 extra hours on Leap Year). Yuma's climate is spectacular. The sun shines nearly every day. The air is clean and the vistas, sunrises and sunsets are majestic. Whether you're making plans for golf, a nature outing, fishing, hunting, site-seeing or a fun-filled day on the water, there's no need to worry about rain or snow ruining your day.

Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma Arizona is located in the Southeast corner of the Yuma City limits. The 13,300 foot runway, a concrete area equal to 37 miles of two-lane highway, makes Yuma the longest concrete runway in the Marine Corps. As the runways are used by private and commercial aircraft, they also make Yuma the longest civilian runways in the country.

Yuma's exceptional flying weather has made the Marine Corps Air Station a major facility in the Corps training program. Exchange, outpatient medical care for dependents and retired military, commissary and special services are available. Yuma Proving Grounds, located 26 miles North on Highway 95, comprises a million acres.

Capabilities of this United States Army proving ground include: prototype combat vehicle and field artillery testing, testing of major modifications of all types of military equipment and hardware, testing of new and improved types of conventional munitions, testing developmental types of Army aircraft and aircraft weapons systems, and joint research testing with the Air Force and Navy of position location via a satellite system.

City Maps are available at the Yuma Convention and Visitors Bureau for $2.50, plus tax. For mailing, please add $4.00 for postage and handling. Just mail a check or money order to the Yuma Convention and Visitors Bureau.

A newcomer to Arizona must obtain Arizona Auto and driver's licenses immediately upon establishment of residence in the state, accepting employment, or placing children in school.

In Yuma, drivers license, vehicle title and registration services are available at:

The Department of Motor Vehicles, 2344 E. Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, AZ 85364,(520) 317-2000

Voter Registration - City, County, State and National Elections

Yuma County Recorder's Office, 198 Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85364, (520) 329-2066

Yuma has a wealth of Clubs and Organizations. A list may be obtained from the Yuma Convention and Visitors Bureau at a nominal charge.

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