San Luis is part of Yuma County in Arizona and sits along the southwest border of the state. It borders the Mexican City of Sonora, which interestingly enough is one of the fastest-growing cities in Mexico, and San Luis was one of the fastest-growing cities in Arizona between 1990 and 2000. As a notable border crossing point located between the US and Mexico and extremely close to the California border as well, it is possible that immigration has helped to boost the population of both areas. It is likely that employment for border control and nearby housing helped boost the cities despite the presence of a very notable border wall between the two cities.
Creation of San Luis
As already alluded to, the city of San Luis was actually created in 1930 with the main purpose of being a border crossing location, but since then it has grown in quite a few ways. The city itself is actually an agricultural gem and many farmers grow desert fruit that cannot thrive anywhere else in the US during the cold winters of seasonal zones. In addition, as a major port of entry between the US and Mexico, it is home to a large amount of commercial and industrial companies.
Modern Landscape of San Luis
Today San Luis has a population of approximately 32,000 with an average age of 29 and about half of its population consisting of families. While education is low in the city with only 9% holding at least a bachelor’s degree or higher, the majority of the city is still above the poverty line most likely because of the many agricultural, commercial, and industrial prospects.
Famous Nearby Historical Attractions
San Luis is part of Yuma County and is close to the notorious Colorado River crossing that was heavily utilized during the Gold Rush and then held its own part in history as one of the first controlled border crossings between the US and Mexico. For that reason, there is plenty of history nearby including Fort Yuma, the Quechan Tribal Museum, and the Sanguinetti House Museum & Garden. Within the city limits is also Friendship ark which is a great place for children and adults to find a place to relax and play.