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Dateland, Arizona
CDP
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yuma
Elevation 436 ft (133 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 852
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 85333
GNIS feature ID 2582769

Dateland is both a CDP and a populated place in Yuma County, Arizona, United States. It is in an area well known for date palm dates.

Rows of date palms behind the Dateland Travel Center, Arizona
Rows of date palms behind the Dateland Travel Center

Dateland has the ZIP Code of 85333; in 2000, the population of the 85333 ZCTA was 852.

The community is part of the Yuma Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Dateland Food Court is home to the self-proclaimed "World Famous Date Shakes."

History

Dateland began as a road stop in the 1920s. During World War II, Dateland was home to Dateland Air Force Auxiliary Field. After the closure of the airfield, the land was subdivided in the 1970s. The developers of one subdivision on the former airfield, El Camino Del Sol, were convicted of fraud in 1977.

Climate

This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dateland has a mild desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.

Climate data for Dateland
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
(31.1)
94
(34.4)
100
(37.8)
106
(41.1)
115
(46.1)
120
(48.9)
122
(50)
120
(48.9)
114
(45.6)
108
(42.2)
99
(37.2)
89
(31.7)
122
(50)
Average high °F (°C) 69
(20.6)
73
(22.8)
79
(26.1)
86
(30)
95
(35)
103
(39.4)
106
(41.1)
105
(40.6)
101
(38.3)
89
(31.7)
78
(25.6)
68
(20)
87.7
(30.93)
Daily mean °F (°C) 55
(12.8)
58
(14.4)
63
(17.2)
69
(20.6)
77
(25)
85
(29.4)
91
(32.8)
91
(32.8)
85
(29.4)
73
(22.8)
62
(16.7)
54
(12.2)
71.9
(22.18)
Average low °F (°C) 41
(5)
43
(6.1)
47
(8.3)
52
(11.1)
58
(14.4)
66
(18.9)
75
(23.9)
76
(24.4)
69
(20.6)
57
(13.9)
46
(7.8)
39
(3.9)
55.8
(13.19)
Record low °F (°C) 22
(-5.6)
25
(-3.9)
30
(-1.1)
32
(0)
36
(2.2)
49
(9.4)
54
(12.2)
55
(12.8)
49
(9.4)
35
(1.7)
25
(-3.9)
17
(-8.3)
17
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.7
(18)
0.5
(13)
0.4
(10)
0.2
(5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(10)
0.6
(15)
0.5
(13)
0.4
(10)
0.4
(10)
0.7
(18)
4.8
(122)
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