Whiteriver, Arizona Population 2024

4,487

Whiteriver is a city located in Gila County and Navajo County Arizona. Whiteriver has a 2024 population of 4,487. Whiteriver is currently growing at a rate of 2.33% annually and its population has increased by 9.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,081 in 2020.

The average household income in Whiteriver is $44,151 with a poverty rate of 38.54%. The median age in Whiteriver is 32.2 years: 26.7 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Whiteriver Demographics

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

  • Native American: 93.11%
  • Two or more races: 2.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.03%
  • White: 1.14%
  • Black or African American: 0.93%
  • Other race: 0.58%
  • Asian: 0%
State
Arizona
Land Area (mi²)
15.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
286.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.95% (406)
The current population of Whiteriver, Arizona is 4,487 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,081.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American3,98993.11%
Two or more races942.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander872.03%
White491.14%
Black or African American400.93%
Other race250.58%
Asian00%

Native American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

White

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Whiteriver Population by Race

Whiteriver Population Pyramid 2024

Whiteriver Median Age

32.2

Total

26.7

Male

34

Female

Whiteriver Adults

There are 2,916 adults, (436 of whom are seniors) in Whiteriver.

Whiteriver Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Whiteriver Sex Ratio

Female2,06848.27%
Male2,21651.73%

Whiteriver Population by Age

Whiteriver Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2673.2948.551.5
Married5284.3935.664.4
Female3633.2842.457.6
Non Family2251.1773.826.2
Male1512.6170.229.8

3.67

Average Family Size

3.29

Average Household Size

48.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Whiteriver Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade65526.43%
Associates Degree793.19%
Bachelors Degree742.99%
Graduate Degree401.61%
High School Graduate85834.62%
Less Than 9th Grade893.59%
Some College68327.56%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Whiteriver Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whiteriver Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American2,3241,58168
Hispanic666418
2+ Races464622
White35350
Other Race25240
Islander242424
Black23230

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Whiteriver Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,708$0$53,854
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$25,670$24,551$26,343
Less Than 9th Grade$29,926$25,769$33,167
Overall$29,599$29,038$29,650
Some College$29,725$34,800$29,089

$29,599

Average Earnings

$29,038

Average Male

$29,650

Average Female

Whiteriver Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whiteriver Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Whiteriver Language

42.45% of Whiteriver residents speak only English, while 57.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 56.22% of the population.

Whiteriver Language

Whiteriver Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native3,9751,54138.77%
Multiple945558.51%
Hispanic642945.31%
White221463.64%

38.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

44.54%

Male Poverty Rate

32.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whiteriver

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whiteriver is White, with 63.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whiteriver is Native, with 38.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.8%.

Whiteriver Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.99%
High School36.3%
Bachelors or Greater35.09%
Some College34.58%

Whiteriver Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.83%
Male Employed28.99%
Male Unemployed21.33%
Female Employed12.09%

Whiteriver Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whiteriver Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$39,263$48,527
Households$37,165$44,151
Married Families$44,674$-999,999,999
Non Families$11,003$17,059

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Whiteriver Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Whiteriver Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Whiteriver Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Whiteriver Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Whiteriver Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

47

Number of Veterans

47

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War35
Vietnam25
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Whiteriver Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5422
65 to 7413
75+12
18 to 340
55 to 640

Whiteriver Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American471.72%

Whiteriver Veterans by Race

Whiteriver Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

46.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whiteriver Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

37.4%

Labor Force Participation

33.2%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Whiteriver Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Whiteriver Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Whiteriver 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

94.65%

Born in Whiteriver

99.6%

Native Born

0.4%

Foreign Born

0.09%

Non Citizen

0.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.6% of Whiteriver residents were born in the United States, with 94.65% having been born in Arizona. 0.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Whiteriver Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20244,4871022.33%
20234,3851012.36%
20224,2841704.13%
20214,114330.81%
20204,081-215-5%
20194,2961112.65%
20184,185-13-0.31%
20174,198-249-5.6%
20164,447-319-6.69%
20154,76645110.45%
20144,315-210-4.64%
20134,5251262.86%
20124,399230.53%
20114,3762726.63%
20104,10400%

Whiteriver Population by Year