About the Yuma Area
Yuma is located in the Southwest corner of Arizona, three and a half hours southwest of Phoenix. Yuma is the county seat and largest city of Yuma County, one of Arizona’s original eight counties. It is the 11th largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 91,105. With the arrival of sun-seeking snowbirds, the population doubles during the peak travel months of January, February, and March.
Yuma is officially known as the sunniest city in the United States with an “annual average possible sunshine” ranking of 90 percent, based on nearly five decades of official government records. Beautiful desert scenery alongside green irrigated farmland makes the area a very special place to be. Average annual rainfall is around three inches a year, and humidity is generally low except during the summer monsoon season. Nights can be cool during the winter – that’s why you’ll see Yumans bundled up while visitors go coatless – but hard freezes are rare, allowing vegetables and citrus to flourish through the winter.