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Whiteriver, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Whiteriver Census Designated Place had a population of 3,986 as of July 1, 2017. Whiteriver ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whiteriver is located at latitude 33.8398 and longitude -109.9608 in Navajo County. The formal boundaries for the Whiteriver Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Navajo County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,246 feet.

The Whiteriver Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409588) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Whiteriver Census Designated Place is located within Fort Apache Division of Navajo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whiteriver population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Whiteriver, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,986
Daytime Population: Workers 2,231
Daytime Population: Residents 3,214
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,445
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 3,950
Population in Familes 3,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 254
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $23,674
Average Household Income $34,473
Per Capita Income $8,488


Total Housing Units 1,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 478 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 486 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $92,402
Average Home Value $171,069


Total Households 964
Average Household Size 4.1
Family Households 783
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% 0.06%
Households -0.6% -0.06%
Families -0.62% -0.1%
Median Household Income   -0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

Whiteriver, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whiteriver to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 111 76th
Population Density # 194 57th
Diversity Index # 420 7th
Median Household Income # 415 8th
Per Capita Income # 428 5th

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