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Somerton, located in south Yuma County, was established in and incorporated in Its economy is based on agriculture, medical services and tourism. As of the census the population was 14, up from 7, people in the census.
The median age is 26, although the community is home to a of senior citizens who have been longtime residents. There are 4, households, with an average 3.
Approximately 96 percent of the population is listed as Hispanic or Latino, 2. There are slightly more females — Of those 16 and older, 67 percent were in the civilian labor force and had a mean travel time of 23 minutes to work. Yepez firmly believes Somerton is on the verge of great things to come.
According to a study published online by NerdWallet. The study reports that during that time, Somerton experienced Census, That added up to an overall growth score of The city recently developed the Yepco Industrial Park, a acre light industrial zoned site.
The report came as no surprise to Yepez. To that end, the city has been investing in infrastructure improvements, including sewer and water projects, while encouraging private investment to bring development to the community. For example, he noted that as plans are under way for a new high school in the community inthe Somerton council has been looking to develop infrastructure in the area to attract new development, including needed subdivisions.
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Yepez pointed to such recent successes as the new City Hall that opened last year, the new Del Sol grocery store and the just-opened Sports Bar and Pizzaria as well as the new complex for the Regional Center for Border Health and the Burger King that is now under construction.
As for education, Yepez is encouraged by the plans for the new high school and talks are under way with Arizona Western College to expand its offerings in Somerton from a satellite site to an actual campus.
Somerton also offers a variety of parks and recreational facilities. Tourists and locals travel to Somerton year-round to participate in the fun, outdoor community activities the small city has to offer.
Eric Valenzuela takes a pizza out of the oven at Sports Bar and Pizzaria, one of a of new businesses opening in Somerton. Meanwhile home prices are competitive with other markets, Yepez said, and he figures Somerton will still be able to obtain USDA funding for low- and moderate-income housing with the new census.
On another note, Somerton was recently ranked as the third safest city in Arizona in by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Somerton was listed with a population of 15, and having 26 violent crimes and property crimes. The same report listed San Luis, Ariz. Newest Features. January 11, in Uncategorized: Dee-licious! January 11, in Food: Holy Moly, Guacamole!