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The New River CDP(1) had a population of 17,570 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for New River is located at latitude 33.9159 and longitude -112.136 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the New River Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 56.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,014 feet.

The New River Census Designated Place 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 New River Census Designated Place is located within Deer Valley Division of Maricopa County.

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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New River, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 17,570 (100%)
Population in Households 17,493 (99.6%)
Population in Families 14,719 (83.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 77 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 313
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $102,611
Average Household Income $133,757
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $49,858
Wealth Index5 170


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,012 (85.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 508 ( 7.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 493 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $466,958
Average Home Value $510,618
Housing Affordability Index3 107


Total Households 6,519
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 4,803
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.72% 0.76%
Households 0.82% 0.76%
Families   0.74%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   3.50%
Owner Occupied HU   0.85%

New River, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New River to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 44 91st
Population Density # 160 66th
Median Household Income # 17 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 217 46th
Per Capita Income # 28 94th
Diversity Index # 292 38th

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