San Luis, Arizona

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San Luis, Arizona

Introduction to San Luis, Arizona

San Luis, Arizona, in Yuma county, is 18 miles SW of Yuma, Arizona and 139 miles E of San Diego, California. The city is in the Yuma metropolitan area. There are 15,322 residents in San Luis.

San Luis History

The city of San Luis was established in 1930, the same year that a border crossing station was established in the area. This was constructed mainly to serve as a U.S. port of entry into Mexico. San Luis now comprises an important agricultural, industrial and commercial area.

San Luis and nearby Attractions

  • Yuma Crossing State Historic Park
  • Fort Yuma
  • Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
  • Friendship Park

Things To Do In San Luis

While in San Luis, one can visit the Quechan Tribal Museum, Fort Yuma and the Sanguinettie House Museum & Garden. The Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park is the site where over 3,000 inmates once lived in rock and adobe cells. Friendship Park, in the city of San Luis, offers popular recreational facilities for both adults and children.

San Luis Transportation

Yuma International Airport is the nearest major airport.

San Luis Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Arizona Western College and the Imperial Valley College.

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High Points

San Luis strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arizona):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy San Luis Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% San Luis Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% San Luis Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% San Luis Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of San Luis, Arizona

Comparing San Luis to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arizona (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Age of the Population 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 2 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
People Living Alone 1 1

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San Luis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SW of Yuma, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles E of San Diego, California
County Yuma
Metro Area Yuma
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85349
Phone Area Codes 928
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.486
Longitude -114.781

San Luis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 52 to 86 F
Jul Temp 76 to 106 F
Oct Temp 58 to 90 F
Annual Precip 3.8 inches
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 69 F
Apr Temp 59 to 86 F
Jul Temp 81 to 107 F
Oct Temp 64 to 90 F
Annual Precip 3.4 inches
Distance 52.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 69 F
Apr Temp 54 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 105 F
Oct Temp 60 to 89 F
Annual Precip 3 inches
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San Luis Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,322 100%
Male 8,556 55.8%
Female 6,766 44.2%
Under 18 5,449 35.6%
18+ 9,873 64.4%
65+ 606 4%
Median Age 25.8
Average Family Size 4.38
White 9,007 58.8%
African-American 452 3%
Asian 25 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 224 1.5%
Other 5,265 34.4%
Mixed Race 346 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13,657 89.1%

Estimated San Luis Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 21,646
Growth 6,324
Growth % 41.3%

San Luis Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 99%
US/American 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
San Luis 15,322 $22,368
Somerton 7,266 $27,944
Yuma 77,515 $39,693
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San Luis High Schools (2004)

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P. O. BOX 7380
Serves 1,321 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 129 students.

San Luis Colleges

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3. Homestead, Florida 85.6   19.7% 7.8% 9.8% 33 $26,409 10.6% 39% 31,909 31.8% 96.3 1.3% 23.7
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