Somerton, Arizona


Somerton, Arizona
Somerton City Hall
Somerton, Arizona

Somerton was founded in 1898 in the fertile Colorado River Valley about 12 miles south of Yuma. Originally, this area was claimed by the Rancho El Paso de los Algodones Grant but that Land Grant was disallowed by the US Congress. At the same time, Congress passed a law saying that settlers who could prove they were on the property before May 25, 1898, could buy up to 40 acres for themselves for $1.25 per acre.

This is still a major agricultural area with lots of citrus and vegetable farming and processing, but some light industry is starting to move in. There is also some commercial development here but there is room for lots more (the folks are tired of having to drive to Yuma for basic services...)

The population of Somerton more than doubled between 2000 and 2012.

Fast Facts about Somerton, Arizona
Somerton, Yuma County, AZ 85350
Latitude: 32.5973°N
Longitude: 114.7122°W
Incorporated: 1918
Elevation: 103'

Education:
High School or Higher: 38.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 3.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 1.7%
Cost of Living Index for Somerton: 87.1

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $28,000
Median Home Value: $116,400
Median Resident Age: 25.5 Years
Major Industries:
Agriculture, Government, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Educational Services, Social Services, Health Care, Grocery Wholesalers, Machinery & Equipment Wholesalers, Finance & Insurance Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 25.9%
 
2010 Population Demographics
Total Population
14,287
Males
6,902
Females
7,385
Population by Age
Under 18
5,450
18 & over
8,837
20-24
1,106
25-34
2,138
35-49
2,564
50-64
1,641
65 & over
925
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
13,708
Non Hispanic or Latino
579
Population by Race
White
9,196
African-American
122
Asian
55
Native American
112
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
8
Other
4,449
Two or more
345
 
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