Dateland, Arizona

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Dateland, Arizona
Unincorporated community
Dateland, Arizona is located in Arizona
Dateland, Arizona
Dateland, Arizona
Location within the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 32°47′47″N 113°32′28″W / 32.79639°N 113.54111°W / 32.79639; -113.54111Coordinates: 32°47′47″N 113°32′28″W / 32.79639°N 113.54111°W / 32.79639; -113.54111
Country United States
State Arizona
County Yuma
Population (2000)
 • Total 852
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 85333

Dateland is an unincorporated community in Yuma County, Arizona, United States. It is in an area well known for date palm dates.

Rows of date palms behind the Dateland Travel Center

Dateland has the ZIP Code of 85333; in 2000, the population of the 85333 ZCTA was 852.[1]

The community is part of the Yuma Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Dateland Food Court is home to the self-proclaimed "World Famous Date Shakes."


Dateland began as a road stop in the 1920s. During World War II, Dateland was home to Dateland Air Force Auxiliary Field. After the closure of the airfield, the land was subdivided in the 1970s. The developers of one subdivision on the former airfield, El Camino Del Sol, were convicted of fraud in 1977.[2][3]

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This area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dateland has a mild desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.[4]


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  2. ^ "Grand Jury Indicts 11 In County Land Fraud". Yuma Daily Sun. 1975-11-20. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Trio sentenced by U.S. court for land fraud". Eugene Register-Guard. 1977-03-22. pp. 3–. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Dateland, Arizona

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