Yuma County, AZ

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2020 Population
211,931
1.18% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
34.8
0.578% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.2%
6.43% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,790
7.84% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$139,200
8.84% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
78,723
3.72% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Yuma County, AZ had a population of 212k people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $48,790. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Yuma County, AZ grew from 209,468 to 211,931, a 1.18% increase and its median household income grew from $45,243 to $48,790, a 7.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Yuma County, AZ are White (Hispanic) (38.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (30.6%), Other (Hispanic) (14.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.38%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%).

None of the households in Yuma County, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

85.9% of the residents in Yuma County, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yuma County, AZ are Arizona Western College (2,311 degrees awarded in 2020) and Regional Center for Border Health (487889) (269 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Yuma County, AZ was $139,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%.

Most people in Yuma County, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Yuma County, AZ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Yuma County, AZ is home to a population of 212k people, from which 85.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 26.7% of Yuma County, AZ residents were born outside of the country (56.6k people).

In 2020, there were 1.27 times more White (Hispanic) residents (82.2k people) in Yuma County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 31.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.9%
2020 Citizenship
85.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 85.9% of Yuma County, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Yuma County, AZ was 85.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Yuma County, AZ
  1. White (Hispanic)
    82.2k ± 2.74k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    64.8k ± 114
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    31.4k ± 2.74k
64.1%
Hispanic Population
136k people

In 2020, there were 1.27 times more White (Hispanic) residents (82.2k people) in Yuma County, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 31.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

64.1% of the people in Yuma County, AZ are hispanic (136k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Yuma County, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    514,264 ± 16,964 people
  2. Canada
    43,680 ± 5,116 people
  3. India
    42,811 ± 5,065 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 514,264 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 43,680 and India with 42,811.

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Foreign-Born Population

26.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
56.6k people
26.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
55.1k people

As of 2020, 26.7% of Yuma County, AZ residents (56.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yuma County, AZ was 26.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,752 ± 479
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,934 ± 496
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,752 ± 364

Yuma County, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Yuma County, AZ employs 78.7k people. The largest industries in Yuma County, AZ are Retail Trade (9,794 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,677 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7,973 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,345), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($53,929), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,631).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,015. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

78.7k
2020 Value
± 2,516
3.72%
1 Year growth
± 4.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Yuma County, AZ grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 75.9k employees to 78.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yuma County, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,510 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,740 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5,864 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yuma County, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

78.7k
2020 Value
± 2,516
3.72%
1 Year growth
± 4.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Yuma County, AZ grew at a rate of 3.72%, from 75.9k employees to 78.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yuma County, AZ, are Retail Trade (9,794 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,677 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7,973 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yuma County, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Yuma County, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,251
Median earning men ± $1,260
$23,913
Median earning women ± $1,217

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($57,763), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,440), and Information ($47,910).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($40,233), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,072), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($30,264).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,416
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 653
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 560
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $729k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $334k
    Wholesale Trade
  3. $288k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $35.2B
  2. $22.1B
  3. $18.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Electronics with $35.2B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.1B) and Mixed freight ($18.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$230B
2020 Value in Arizona
$463B
Projected 2050 Value in Arizona
101% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arizona trade was $230B. This is expected to increase 101% to $463B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $32.1B
  2. $14.9B
  3. $5.53B

In 2020, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $32.1B, followed by Texas with $14.9B and Michigan and $5.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Yuma County, AZ went to Donald J. Trump with 52.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.63%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arizona over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Yuma County, AZ awarded 2,580 degrees. The student population of Yuma County, AZ in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,554 male students and 4,030 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yuma County, AZ are Hispanic or Latino (1,759 and 69.8%), followed by White (510 and 20.2%), Black or African American (85 and 3.37%), and Unknown (74 and 2.94%).

The largest universities in Yuma County, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Arizona Western College (2,311 and 89.6%) and Regional Center for Border Health (487889) (269 and 10.4%).

The most popular majors in Yuma County, AZ are General Studies (1,228 and 47.6%), General Construction Trades (307 and 11.9%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (202 and 7.83%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 6,584 students enrolled in Yuma County, AZ, 38.8% men and 61.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 4,946 records, of which 62.5% were women and 37.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 583 degree-majors awarded
  2. 62 degree-majors awarded
  3. 59 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Yuma County, AZ was General Studies with 583 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Yuma County, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,311 degrees awarded
  2. 269 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arizona Western College with 2,311 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,147 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Yuma County, AZ, which is 0.8 times less than the 1,433 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,759 degrees mean that there were 3.45 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 510 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,112) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.954% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.47M), High School or Equivalent (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (966k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Yuma County, AZ was $139,200 in 2020, which is 0.606 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $127,900 to $139,200, a 8.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Yuma County, AZ is 68.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Yuma County, AZ have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Yuma County, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Yuma County, AZ is $48,790. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Yuma County, AZ was Census Tract 9.08 with a value of $137,333, followed by Census Tract 111.07 and Census Tract 9.03, with respective values of $90,909 and $89,665.

In 2021, 18.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Yuma County, AZ. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.46%.

Property

$139,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,697
$51,220
Median Property Taxes
±$1,717

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Yuma County, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Yuma County, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
Homeownership
2020
71%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.6% of the housing units in Yuma County, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9.08
  2. Census Tract 111.07
  3. Census Tract 9.03

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yuma County, AZ was Census Tract 9.08 with a value of $137,333, followed by Census Tract 111.07 and Census Tract 9.03, with respective values of $90,909 and $89,665.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Yuma County, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$48,790
Median Household Income
± $1,981
74.6k
Number of Households
± 2,377

In 2020, the median household income of the 74.6k households in Yuma County, AZ grew to $48,790 from the previous year's value of $45,243.

The following chart displays the households in Yuma County, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Yuma County, AZ is from Arizona.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2020, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.9%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.5%)

In 2020, 78.9% of workers in Yuma County, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (3.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yuma County, AZ have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.1% of the workforce in Yuma County, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Yuma County, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Yuma County, AZ have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Yuma County, AZ. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.46%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yuma County, AZ (37.3k out of 205k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yuma County, AZ is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 29.7% of the children was living in poverty in Yuma County, AZ. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 330 in Yuma County, AZ. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 41.8 per 100,000 population.

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87.4% of the population of Yuma County, AZ has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 3.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arizona was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Yuma County, AZ see 2210 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.34% increase from the previous year (2118 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3340 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1697 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arizona, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,210 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Yuma County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Yuma County, AZ see an average of 2,210 patients per year. This represents a 4.34% increase from the previous year (2,118 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Yuma County, AZ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arizona across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 30.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
31.8%
Employer Coverage
27.9%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
3.28%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yuma County, AZ declined by 1.03% from 12.7% to 12.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Yuma County, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.9 in Yuma County, AZ.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.9% in Yuma County, AZ.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.7% in Yuma County, AZ.

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