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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,118
Male Share of the Population52.7%
Female Share of the Population47.3%
Senior Citizens5.8%
Employed Population 16+10,385
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.1%
Median Earnings25+$16,850
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,620
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,722

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,753
% Above Poverty Level71.8%
% Below Poverty Level28.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone9.1%
Median Gross Rent$631
Median House Value$112,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)91.7%
German1.6%
Irish1.1%
English0.5%
Greek0.2%
Italian0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Scottish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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San Luis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yuma County
P.O. Box Zip Codes85349
Phone Area Codes928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude32.49
Approximate Longitude-114.77

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)

StationYUMA CITRUS STATION
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp52 to 86 F
Jul Temp76 to 106 F
Oct Temp58 to 90 F
Annual Precip3.8 inches
StationYUMA MCAS
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp46 to 69 F
Apr Temp59 to 86 F
Jul Temp81 to 107 F
Oct Temp64 to 90 F
Annual Precip3.4 inches
StationIMPERIAL
Distance52.2 miles
Jan Temp41 to 69 F
Apr Temp54 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 105 F
Oct Temp60 to 89 F
Annual Precip3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Somerton14,866$34,946
Yuma93,704$48,929

San Luis Public Schools

Arizona Desert Elementary School
1245 N. Main St.
ZIP: 85349
Primary
Total Enrollment 765
Aspc-yuma
7125 East Juan Sanchez Blvd.
ZIP: 85349
Cesar Chavez Elementary
1130 North 10th Avenue
ZIP: 85349
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Desert View Elementary
1508 N. 10th Avenue
ZIP: 85349
Primary
Total Enrollment 792
Ed Pastor Elementary 4
985 Sixth Avenue
ZIP: 85349
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Harvest Preparatory Academy San Luis Az
1044 N. 10th Avenue
ZIP: 85349
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Ppep Tec - Cesar Chavez Learning Center
1233 N. Main
ZIP: 85349
High
Total Enrollment 122
Rio Colorado Elementary School
1055 N. Main Street
ZIP: 85349
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
San Luis High School
1250 North Eighth Avenue
ZIP: 85349
High
Total Enrollment 2644
San Luis Middle School
1135 N. Main St
ZIP: 85349
Middle
Total Enrollment 729
San Luis Pre-school
22751 S Main St
ZIP: 85349
Primary
Total Enrollment 52
Southwest Jr. High School
963 N.8th Avenue
ZIP: 85349
Middle
Total Enrollment 751
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