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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 30,658
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,617
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,608
% Above Poverty Level 69.8%
% Below Poverty Level 30.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 8.5%
Median Gross Rent $623
Median House Value $110,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 91.2%
US/American 0%
English 0.4%
Irish 0.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station YUMA CITRUS STATION
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
Station YUMA MCAS
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
Station IMPERIAL
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Somerton 14,845 $32,453
Yuma 93,812 $48,263

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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San Luis High Schools

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SAN LUIS HIGH SCHOOL
P. O. BOX 7380
928-627-3264
Serves 1,321 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

PPEP TEC - CESAR CHAVEZ LEARNING CENTER
1233 N. MAIN STREET
928-627-8550
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 129 students.

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