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Overview

Introduction to Somerton, Arizona

Somerton, Arizona, in Yuma county, is 10 miles SW of Yuma, Arizona and 142 miles E of San Diego, California. It is part of the surrounding Yuma metro area.

Somerton History

The city of Somerton was established in 1898 and was named after Captain A.D Yocum's hometown. It was officially incorporated in 1918. Although the city's economy depends on agriculture, light industries are becoming important.

Somerton and nearby Attractions

  • Quechan Tribal Museum
  • Yuma Crossing State Historic Park
  • Sanguinettie House Museum & Garden
  • Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Somerton

The Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park operated for around 33 years in nearby Yuma. The first seven inmates were locked into cells they had built themselves. Visitors can see the cells, guard towers and the museum. The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge is also a popular local destination.

Somerton Transportation

Palm Springs International is the nearest major airport.

Somerton Higher Education

Arizona Western College and Imperial Valley College are accessible from Somerton.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,866
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens7.4%
Employed Population 16+5,638
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married55%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9%
Median Earnings25+$22,473
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,511
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,081

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,946
% Above Poverty Level70.8%
% Below Poverty Level29.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone8.5%
Median Gross Rent$620
Median House Value$112,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)87.2%
German0.8%
Iraqi0.7%
Arab0.7%
Irish0.7%
French Except Basque0.4%
Italian0.3%
African0.2%
Dutch0.2%
English0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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Somerton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yuma County
Standard Zip Codes85350
Phone Area Codes928
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude32.53
Approximate Longitude-114.71

Somerton 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
Distance4.6 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
Distance6.5 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
StationEL CENTRO 2 SSW
Distance51.3 miles
Jan Temp41 to 70 F
Apr Temp54 to 86 F
Jul Temp76 to 107 F
Oct Temp59 to 91 F
Annual Precip2.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
San Luis31,118$32,753
Yuma93,704$48,929

Somerton Public Libraries

Cocopah Tribal Library
14250 SOUTH AVENUE I
Somerton, Arizona
(928) 627-8026

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Somerton Public Schools

Desert Sonora Elementary School
301 N. Carlisle Avenue
ZIP: 85350
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Orange Grove Elementary School
3525 W County 16 1/2 St
ZIP: 85350
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Ppep Tec - Jose Yepez Learning Center
201 N. Bingham
ZIP: 85350
High
Total Enrollment 126
Ppep Youth Build
201 N. Bingham Ave. Ste. 6
ZIP: 85350
Somerton Middle School
1011 North Somerton Ave.
ZIP: 85350
Middle
Total Enrollment 939
Tierra Del Sol Elementary School
1002 South Somerton Ave
ZIP: 85350
Primary
Total Enrollment 874
Valle Del Encanto Learning Center
400 N. Cesar Chavez Ave.
ZIP: 85350
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
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