Yuma, Colorado
Yuma seen from the east
Yuma seen from the east
Location of the City of Yuma in Yuma County, Colorado.
Location of the City of Yuma in Yuma County, Colorado.
Yuma is located in the United States
Yuma
Yuma
Location of the City of Yuma in the United States.
Coordinates: 40°7′22″N 102°43′30″W / 40.12278°N 102.72500°W / 40.12278; -102.72500
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyYuma County[2]
CityYuma[1]
IncorporatedMarch 24, 1887[3]
Government
 • TypeHome rule municipality[1]
Area
 • Total3.14 sq mi (8.13 km2)
 • Land3.10 sq mi (8.03 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation4,144 ft (1,263 m)
Population
 • Total3,456
 • Density1,100/sq mi (430/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[7]
80759
Area code970
FIPS code08-86750
GNIS feature ID0202920
Websitecolorado.gov/pacific/cityofyuma

Yuma is a home rule municipality that is the most populous municipality in Yuma County, Colorado, United States. The population was 3,456 at the 2020 census.[6]

History

A post office in Yuma has been in operation since 1885.[8] The community was named after a Native American named Yuma who worked for the railroad, died and was buried near the town site.[9]

On August 8, 2023, a tornado touched down near the town, damaging farms.[10]

The Yuma School's mascot is the Outlaws.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 1 square mile (2.6 km2) is land and 0.41% is water. Yuma is 27 miles from the nearest city, Wray.

Climate

Climate data for Yuma, Colorado (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1900–1902, 1939–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 77
(25)
82
(28)
89
(32)
93
(34)
100
(38)
111
(44)
109
(43)
111
(44)
103
(39)
94
(34)
90
(32)
77
(25)
111
(44)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 42.6
(5.9)
45.2
(7.3)
56.2
(13.4)
63.3
(17.4)
73.2
(22.9)
85.8
(29.9)
91.8
(33.2)
88.9
(31.6)
80.6
(27.0)
66.3
(19.1)
53.2
(11.8)
42.9
(6.1)
65.8
(18.8)
Daily mean °F (°C) 29.9
(−1.2)
32.0
(0.0)
41.7
(5.4)
48.9
(9.4)
59.5
(15.3)
71.1
(21.7)
76.9
(24.9)
74.3
(23.5)
65.4
(18.6)
51.6
(10.9)
39.6
(4.2)
30.2
(−1.0)
51.8
(11.0)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 17.2
(−8.2)
18.8
(−7.3)
27.1
(−2.7)
34.5
(1.4)
45.8
(7.7)
56.4
(13.6)
62.1
(16.7)
59.7
(15.4)
50.2
(10.1)
36.9
(2.7)
26.0
(−3.3)
17.6
(−8.0)
37.7
(3.2)
Record low °F (°C) −28
(−33)
−27
(−33)
−22
(−30)
4
(−16)
11
(−12)
29
(−2)
37
(3)
35
(2)
14
(−10)
3
(−16)
−14
(−26)
−33
(−36)
−33
(−36)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.29
(7.4)
0.44
(11)
0.81
(21)
1.64
(42)
2.94
(75)
2.49
(63)
3.07
(78)
2.64
(67)
1.44
(37)
1.25
(32)
0.50
(13)
0.45
(11)
17.96
(456)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 3.9
(9.9)
3.1
(7.9)
3.7
(9.4)
1.9
(4.8)
0.1
(0.25)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.51)
1.4
(3.6)
2.8
(7.1)
5.7
(14)
22.8
(58)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 2.2 2.9 3.0 6.8 9.4 7.9 9.1 8.6 4.8 4.7 2.6 2.6 64.6
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 1.9 2.3 1.3 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.3 2.2 10.5
Source: NOAA[11][12]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1890241
1900139−42.3%
1910333139.6%
19201,177253.5%
19301,36015.5%
19401,60618.1%
19501,90818.8%
19601,9190.6%
19702,25917.7%
19802,82425.0%
19902,719−3.7%
20003,28520.8%
20103,5247.3%
20203,456−1.9%

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  2. ^ "Colorado Counties". State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Local Government. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  3. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. December 1, 2004. Retrieved September 2, 2007.
  4. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ a b United States Census Bureau. "Yuma city, Colorado". Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  7. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on December 14, 2006. Retrieved January 10, 2008.
  8. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  9. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 52.
  10. ^ Flynn, Colleen (August 9, 2023). "Photos: Tornado damage in Yuma County". Fox 31 Denver. Archived from the original on August 10, 2023. Retrieved August 10, 2023.
  11. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved April 5, 2024.
  12. ^ "Summary of Monthly Normals 1991-2020". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved April 5, 2024.