Industries

Grow Your Business in Somerton!

Though Somerton's economy depends primarily upon agriculture, light industry is becoming important. Many residents are employed in citrus and vegetable growing and processing. Somerton also has a small commercial service sector that is developing at a fast rate. Major employers within the city are the Somerton School District, City of Somerton, Regional Center for Border Health, and Sunset Community Health Center. Somerton is the native region of the Cocopah Nation which is a large employer with seven different entertainment, lodging and cultural attractions-The Cocopah Casino, The Cocopah Resort & Conference Center, The Cocopah Rio Colorado Golf Course, The Cocopah Museum, Cocopah RV and Golf Resort, Cocopah Speedway and Wild River Family Entertainment Center.

INDUSTRY (Ranked by Employment
   Count  Share
 

Education, health care & social assistance

 1,047  20.7%
 

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining

 749 5 14.8%
 

Retail trade

578   11.4%
 

Arts, entertainment, food & recreation services

 545  10.8%
 

Public administration

 412  8.2%
 

Construction

 374  7.4%
 

Manufacturing

 330  6.5%
 

Professional, scientific, & administrative services

 317 6.3% 
 

Wholesale trade

 260  5.1%
 

Other services, except public administration

 234  4.6%
 

Transportation, warehousing, & utilities

 100  2.0%
 

Finance, insurance & real estate

 93  1.8%
 

Information

 15  0.3% 

 EMPLOYMENT BY SECTOR
 

Architecture & Engineering 

 0
 

Business & Financial Operations

 81
 

Construction & Extraction

 254
 

Education, Training, & Library 

 121
 

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry

 507
 

Food Preparation & Serving Related 

 128
 

Management

 58
 

Office & Administrative Support 

 449
 

Production

250 
 

Sales & Related Occupations

273 
 

Transportation & Material Moving

342