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New River, Arizona - Basic Facts

The New River Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Maricopa County at latitude 33.8826 and longitude -112.0861. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,014 feet.

The formal official name is the New River Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as New River, Arizona.

The U5 Census Class Code for New River indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the New River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 56.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New River: Duppa Station, Newriver.

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New River, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,315
Population in Households 15,258
Population in Familes 12,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 5,766
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 4,341
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,034 (79.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 573 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $279,543
Average Home Value $318,217


Median Household Income $82,050
Average Household Income $97,639
Per Capita Income $36,564
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.57% 0.95%
Households 0.62% 1.03%
Families 0.62% 0.92%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


New River, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New River to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 89th
Population Density1 # 185 59th
Diversity Index2 # 315 31st
Median Household Income # 8 98th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.