Data & Demographics

Community  
Founded   1930
Incorporated 1979
Incorporated Area 33 miles or 21,033 acres
Elevation 100
County  
        
Population
 2010 25,505
 2013 32,763
2020 estimates 44,963
  
Age Composition  
Under 19 years 39.7%
20-24 years 6.6%
25-44 years 28%
45-64 years 18.90%
65 and over 7%
Medial Age  27.6 Years
  
Racial Composition 
White 2.8%
Black or African American 1.2%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian 0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Hispanic or Latino   95.3%
Two or more races alone 0.2%
    
Language Spoken at Home 
English .09%
Spanish 91%
 
Housing 

Total Housing Units 7,252
2013 Median Home Price $109,900
  
Household Size 
1 per household 6.1%
2 per household 16.1%
3 per household 21.7%
4 or more per household 56.1%

Rental Housing 
1 Bedroom $542.00
2 Bedroom $607.00
3 Bedroom $632.00
Source: Orgullo Del Sol Apartments  

Educational Attainment 
Bachelor's Degree or higher 20.6%
Some College or Associate Degree 21.8%
High School Diploma (or Equiv.) 15.4%
Less than High School Diploma 31.8%

Educational Facilities: Primary and Secondary Schools 
Arizona Desert Elementary School
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Desert View Elementary School
Ed Pastor Elementary School
Gadsden Elementary School
Rio Colorado Elementary School
San Luis Middle School
Southwest Junior High School
Harvest Preparatory Academy
 
High Schools
San Luis High School 

Universities and Colleges
Arizona Western College
Northern Arizona University
University of Phoenix
University of Arizona Agricultural Extension

Income  
Family Income:  
Median $32,282.00
Mean $37,632.00
Household Income:  
Median $31,074.00
Mean $36,504.00
Per Capital Income: $9,064.00
  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey
 
Property Tax
Primary Property Tax  0.00%
Secondary Taxes:
Schools 5.08%
Yuma County 5.92%
Total 10.99%
Source: AZ Dept. of Revenue & AZ Tax Research Foundation  

Sales Tax/Transaction Privilege Tax
San Luis 4.00%
Yuma County 1.11%
State 5.60%
Source: AZ Dept. of Revenue & AZ Tax Research Foundation  

Industry Employment
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining  1,789 24.8%
Construction 354 4.9%
Manufacturing 239 3.3%
Wholesale Trade 129 1.8%
Retail Trade 773 10.7%
Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities 480 6.6%
Information 19 0.3%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, Leasing 257 3.6%
Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, Waste Management 425 5.9%
Education, Health Care, Social Assistance  1,342 18.6%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation, Food Services 658 9.1%
Public Administration 575 8.0%
Other Services 183  2.5%
Source: Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey  

Labor Force
Civilian Labor Force 17,793
Unemployed 11,943
Unemployment Rate 67.1%
Source: Arizona Dept. of Administration  

Major Private/Public Employers  
Company/Organization Employees
ACT Call Center 912
Gadsden School Distract 761
Arizona State Prison 755
Wal-Mart 254
City of San Luis 232
 
Transportation
Highways SR 195 & US 95 < 25 miles from I-8
Commercial Air Service < 20 miles from Yuma International Airport
Freight Rail Service Union Pacific
Freight Lines Local/International Carriers
  
Distance to Markets 
Phoenix, AZ  206 miles
Tucson, AZ 259 miles
San Diego, CA 185 miles
Los Angeles, CA 306 miles
Las Vegas, NV 337 miles
San Luis R.C. Sonora, Mexico
(population estimate 230,000)
1 mile
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
(population estimate 1,000,000)
60 miles
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey  
 
Quality of Life
Southwestern Arizona is widely acclaimed for its natural amenities, climate, cultural diversity, and unique recreational activities. Strong family values, culture, and low cost of living make San Luis one of the most enjoyable small cities in the country. Located on the Colorado River just 90 miles from the ocean, Yuma County embodies all these natural qualities which make it a great place to live and work. In all, more than 660 acres of parks, athletic complexes, and trails are available in the region for public use.

Cultural and Recreational Resources 
Joe Orduno Park: 21 acres; pool, softball fields, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, walking path, ramadas, security fencing, recreational center, youth center, gymnasium, play apparatus.

Cesar Chavez Cultural Center: A facility with a stage used for various performances and presentations. The facility can accommodate banquets, social dances, assemblies, arts and crafts shows, and other large gathering. During the summer, the facility offers a variety of summer classes including dancing, chess, music and other contents.

Neighborhood and community parks: San Luis has a variety of neighborhood parks and community parks for recreational activities such as field games, court games, playground apparatus, picking and outdoor recreational activities.

Public Safety
According to Movoto Real Estate, San Luis was name the 7th safest city in Arizona due to the low crime reports reported the lowest rates for most categories of crimes among Arizona cities.

Agriculture
As of 2002, there were 531 farms in Yuma County, producing on 231,125 acres of land. Agri-business is the major economic driver in Yuma County, contributing $1.3 billion dollars annually to the regional economy. From research and development, to growing and harvesting, to processing, packaging, and distribution, the agri-business industry cluster is fully developed and impacts nearly every other sector in the area.

Climate
San Luis is one of the cities with the most days of sunshine. Our community is the driest, lease humid and with the least days of precipitation. During our winter months, our days and night are cool allowing residents to wear a coat and visitors to be in light clothing.
                                                                                                          

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Record high °F (°C)

86
(30)

93
(34)

98
(37)

101
(38)

105
(41)

116
(47)

121
(49)

124
(51)

119
(48)

104
(40)

93
(34)

90
(32)

124
(51)

Average high °F (°C)

68
(20)

74
(23)

79
(26)

83
(28)

86
(30)

96
(36)

102
(39)

108
(42)

95
(35)

82
(28)

74
(23)

70
(21)

103
(39)

Average low °F (°C)

48
(9)

54
(12)

63
(17)

69
(21)

73
(23)

76
(24)

80
(27)

84
(29)

72
(22)

67
(19)

60
(16)

54
(12)

59
(15)

Record low °F (°C)

10
(−12)

12
(−11)

34
(1)

47
(8)

61
(16)

64
(18)

65
(18)

57
(14)

50
(10)

28
(−2)

21
(−6)

12
(−11)

10
(−12)

Precipitation

inches (mm)

1.71
(43.4)

0.65
(16.5)

0.51
(13)

0.74
(18.8)

0.32
(8.1)

0.4
(10)

0.2
(5)

0.6
(15)

2.8
(71)

2.2
(56)

1.1
(28)

1.6
(41)

12.83
(325.8)

Source: weather.com