Yuma, Colorado facts for kids
|City of Yuma, Colorado|
Entering Yuma from the East.
Location in Yuma County and the state of Colorado
|Incorporated||March 24, 1887|
|• Total||2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)|
|• Land||2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,144 ft (1,263 m)|
|• Density||1,468/sq mi (559/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0202920|
A post office called Yuma has been in operation since 1885. The community was named after the Yuma Indians.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) of it is land and 0.41% is water. Yuma is 21 miles away from its closest city Wray, Colorado.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,285 people, 1,275 households, and 847 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,350.6 people per square mile (522.0/km²). There were 1,393 housing units at an average density of 572.7 per square mile (221.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.39% White, 0.09% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.06% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.47% of the population.
There were 1,275 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,371, and the median income for a family was $36,657. Males had a median income of $25,962 versus $16,968 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,424. About 7.8% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.
Yuma is the home of the Yuma Indians. Teams consist of Football, Volleyball, Golf, Wrestling, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Basketball, and Boys and Girls Track & Field.
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