New River, Arizona Population 2024

18,422

New River is a city located in Maricopa County Arizona. New River has a 2024 population of 18,422. New River is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,303 in 2020.

The average household income in New River is $148,354 with a poverty rate of 3.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in New River is 49.5 years, 50.5 years for males, and 48.1 years for females.

New River Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of New River was:

  • White: 90%
  • Two or more races: 4.69%
  • Asian: 2.69%
  • Other race: 1.73%
  • Black or African American: 0.9%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
56.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
328.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13% (2,119)
The current population of New River, Arizona is 18,422 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,303.

New River, Arizona Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,57990%
Two or more races8644.69%
Asian4952.69%
Other race3191.73%
Black or African American1650.9%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

New River Population by Race

New River Population Pyramid 2024

New River Median Age

49.5

Total

50.5

Male

48.1

Female

New River Adults

There are 14,546 adults, (3,463 of whom are seniors) in New River.

New River Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

New River Sex Ratio

Female9,30550.51%
Male9,11749.49%

New River Population by Age

New River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,9452.6494.15.9
Married4,7913.0296.53.5
Non Family1,7051.2394.95.1
Male2564.1437.962.1
Female1933.661000
showing: 5 rows

3.01

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

94.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

New River Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

New River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.91%.

New River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$66,613

Average Earnings

$78,833

Average Male

$56,085

Average Female

New River Earnings by Educational Attainment

New River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

New River Language

93.63% of New River residents speak only English, while 6.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.79% of the population.

New River Language

New River Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,8764422.78%
Multiple864758.68%
Black1454732.41%
Hispanic1,488382.55%
Asian49561.21%
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3.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.73%

Male Poverty Rate

3.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New River

The race most likely to be in poverty in New River is Black, with 32.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New River is Asian, with 1.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.2%.

New River Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College3.8%
High School3.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.92%
Less Than 9th Grade2.72%
showing: 4 rows

New River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed13.64%
Male Employed1.52%
Female Employed0.4%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

New River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

New River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.6%

Male Marriage Rate

67.5%

Female Marriage Rate

New River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

New River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

New River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

New River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,604

Number of Veterans

1,548

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

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New River Veterans by War

count

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New River Veterans by Age

count

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New River Veterans by Race

New River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

New River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

New River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

New River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

New River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

35.88%

Born in New River

95.67%

Native Born

4.33%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

3.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.67% of New River residents were born in the United States, with 35.88% having been born in Arizona. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

New River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202418,422
202318,422
202218,4226913.9%
202117,7311,4288.76%
202016,3033932.47%
201915,9101020.65%
201815,8089616.47%
201714,847-458-2.99%
201615,305160.1%
201515,289-143-0.93%
201415,4328035.49%
201314,6291,60512.32%
201213,0245794.65%
201112,445-2,507-16.77%
201014,952
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New River Population by Year