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    Yuma Proving Ground, AZ Local Information

    Yuma, Arizona is the closest major city to the Yuma Proving Grounds. The city of Yuma has about 93,000 people, and is in Yuma County, which has a population of about 200,000 people, plus an additional winter population of another 85,000. Other nearby small communities include Somerton, San Luis, and Fortuna Foothills.

    It is about 38 miles from downtown Yuma to the Proving Ground; this takes about 45 minutes to commute, but the city is spread out and travel times can vary significantly. The average commute in Yuma County is about 19 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices:
    The average apartment rent in the Yuma area ranges from $500 to $900 per month, with a median of about $650 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices:
    The average price for a house in Yuma is about $215,000, compared to $270,000 for Arizona. The average price for a house in Yuma County is about $198,000.

    Short Description of the Area:
    Yuma is a small city on the far southwestern corner of Arizona on the banks of the Colorado River. The area outside of the city is lightly populated, and generally desert, although there are some green places along the river.

    Climate and Weather
    : The area has a dry desert climate, winter temperatures of the low 70s to high 40s and summer temperatures in the range of the low 80s to low 60s, but with regular peak highs above 100. The area is generally very clear, with occasional high clouds. Summers are hot and dry; winters are mild and dry.

    Cool Features Around Post:
    Yuma is a smaller city, and there's less to do - but there are things to do!