Whiteriver, Arizona

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Population in 2010: 4,104. Population change since 2000: -21.4%
Males: 2,085  (50.8%)
Females: 2,019  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  23.8 years
Arizona median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 85941.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,684 (it was $17,415 in 2000)
Whiteriver:

$27,684
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $8,511 (it was $5,719 in 2000)

Whiteriver CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $49,074 (it was $35,700 in 2000)
Whiteriver:

$49,074
AZ:

$166,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $110,970; Detached houses: $93,877; Mobile homes: $190,422

Median gross rent in 2013: $419.

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  • Races in Whiteriver, AZ (2010)

    Whiteriver races chart
    • 3,92595.6%American Indian alone
    • 731.8%Hispanic
    • 491.2%Two or more races
    • 280.7%White alone
    • 270.7%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Black alone

Races in Whiteriver detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whiteriver: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 5247 feet

Land area: 17.8 square miles.

Population density: 230 people per square mile   (very low).

Whiteriver, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Whiteriver:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whiteriver CDP:

  • Never married: 51.0%
  • Now married: 32.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

24 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
Arizona:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Whiteriver CDP:  0.9% ($312)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Whiteriver satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Pinal, AZ (89.5 miles , pop. 59,965).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Mesa, AZ (106.1 miles , pop. 396,375).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (122.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Turkey Creek, AZ (1.7 miles ), Rainbow City, AZ (1.7 miles ), Seven Mile, AZ (1.8 miles ), East Fork, AZ (1.9 miles ), Canyon Day, AZ (2.1 miles ), North Fork, AZ (3.4 miles ), Cedar Creek, AZ (3.5 miles ), Fort Apache, AZ (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.83 N, Longitude: 109.97 W

Area code: 928

Whiteriver household income distribution Whiteriver home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.5%
Arizona:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Whiteriver: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Whiteriver, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Whiteriver-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 310% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 376.7 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 332.6 miles away from Whiteriver center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 372.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 343.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 334.8 miles away from Whiteriver center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 521.1 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Navajo County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Fires: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whiteriver topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Whiteriver:

  • WHITERIVER PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (Government - Federal, 200 WEST HOSPITAL DRIVE (PO BOX 860))
  • WHITERIVER DIALYSIS (FMC) (HWY 73 MP 342)

airports located in Whiteriver:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whiteriver:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 70 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,810)
  • Arizona State University-Polytechnic (about 105 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,311)
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (about 112 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,047)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 113 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Mesa Community College (about 114 miles; Mesa, AZ; FT enrollment: 14,726)
  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale (about 114 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Central Arizona College (about 115 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)

Private elementary/middle school in Whiteriver:

  • EAST FORK LUTHERAN GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 72, Location: 4325 FORT APACHE RD, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Whiteriver

Library in Whiteriver:

  • WHITERIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $237,161; Location: 100 E. WALNUT ST.; 24,713 books; 1,084 e-books; 523 audio materials; 1,921 video materials; 39 state licensed databases; 16 other licensed databases; 86 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • There is a Indian Health Service Hospital in Whiteriver, Arizona. The hospital provides outpatient clinic, urgent care clinic, inpatient adult and children wards, day surgeries, dental and eye clinic, emergency, labs and x-ray and administrative offices. There is also a renal care facility. Both are located approximately 1.5 miles north of Whiteriver proper.

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Notable locations in Whiteriver: Whiteriver Public Library (A), White Mountain Apache Tribal Fire and Rescue Department Station 810 Whiteriver (B), Whiteriver City Hall (C), Whiteriver Fire Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Whiteriver include: Whiteriver Lutheran Church (A), Saint Francis Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Whiteriver Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Agency Tank (A), Airport Tank (B), Bourke Tank (C), Church Tank (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Navajo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 56.8. This is better than average.

City:

56.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 50.0%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.9% for American Indian residents, 38.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.0 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  14.9%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Whiteriver in 2010:

  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Whiteriver in 2000:

  • 66 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 7 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Whiteriver (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Whiteriver Branch at 1021 S Chief Ave, branch established on 1970/02/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Arizona average:

12.5

Whiteriver travel time to work - commute Whiteriver mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whiteriver CDP (based on Navajo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other24,72762
Evangelical Protestant13,96698
Catholic6,60014
Mainline Protestant1,41018
Black Protestant2072
None60,539-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Navajo County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Navajo County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 55
Navajo County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 88
Here:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.7%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Navajo County:

26.1%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.8%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Whiteriver:

44.5%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Whiteriver:

43.4%
Arizona:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Whiteriver:

29.2
Arizona:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

27.8%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.9%
Arizona:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Whiteriver:

6.5
Arizona:

6.8

Overweight people:
Whiteriver:

31.0%
Arizona:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

51.9%
State:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Whiteriver:

81.3%
Arizona:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whiteriver, AZ Residents

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($333 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.04%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.98% ($36,088 average AGI)
from Apache County, AZ  0.87% ($27,548)
from Coconino County, AZ  0.66% ($25,893)


8.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.40%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
Navajo County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maricopa County, AZ  2.08% ($32,707 average AGI)
to Apache County, AZ  1.00% ($27,807)
to Coconino County, AZ  0.67% ($28,862)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whiteriver:

  • KVWM (970 AM; 5 kW; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KVSL (1450 AM; 1 kW; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whiteriver:

  • KNNB (88.1 FM; WHITERIVER, AZ; Owner: APACHE RADIO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KRXS-FM (97.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: LINDA C. POTYKA)
  • KVJC (91.9 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • KMRR (100.3 FM; GLOBE, AZ; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRFM (96.5 FM; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KWRQ (102.3 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWKM (95.7 FM; ST. JOHNS, AZ; Owner: KM RADIO OF ST. JOHNS, L.L.C.)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSNX (93.5 FM; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: PETRACOM OF SHOW LOW, LLC)
  • KNAA (90.7 FM; SHOW LOW, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KTHQ (92.5 FM; EAGAR, AZ; Owner: COUNTRY MOUNTAIN AIRWAVES, LLC)
  • KQAZ (101.7 FM; SPRINGERVILLE, AZ; Owner: COUNTRY MOUNTAIN AIRWAVES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Whiteriver:

  • K09WY (Channel 9; WHITERIVER, AZ; Owner: TV BOARD OF WHITERIVER)
  • K13XC (Channel 13; WHITERIVER, AZ; Owner: TV BOARD OF WHITERIVER)
Whiteriver fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Whiteriver fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 55m180ftTotal length
  • $184,000Total costs
  • 10,490Total average daily traffic
  • 1,162Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,273Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Whiteriver, AZ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Whiteriver)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Tribal Admin Headquarters Bldg (Lat: 33.833944 Lon: -109.952333), Call Sign: WGA713
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.275 MHzGrant Date: 04/15/2014, Expiration Date: 06/08/2024Registrant: White Mountain Communications, 1474 E Spruce Lane, Pinetop, AZ 85935, Phone: (928) 367-6116, Fax: (928) 367-6386, Email:
  • Antenna Tower Seven Mile Ridge (Lat: 33.762639 Lon: -109.968889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WNPA604
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.745 MHzGrant Date: 10/29/2014, Expiration Date: 08/12/2024, Certifier: Paul D KuehlRegistrant: Durham Communications, 4611 E Virginia Street, Mesa, AZ 85215, Phone: (480) 981-8875, Fax: (480) 981-7146, Email:
  • Seven Mi Sta 3 Mi S (Lat: 33.762556 Lon: -109.968722), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPCX635
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.455 MHzGrant Date: 06/22/1998, Expiration Date: 08/13/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2003Registrant: Navopache Electric Cooperative Inc, Lakeside, AZ 85929, Phone: (602) 368-5118
  • DISPATCH, Chief Street Police Department (Lat: 33.838361 Lon: -109.963694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 11.9 m, Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WQHR235
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.875 MHz, 458.587 MHzGrant Date: 10/11/2007, Expiration Date: 10/11/2017, Certifier: Paul D KuehlRegistrant: Durham Communications, 4611 E Virginia Street, Mesa, AZ 85215, Phone: (480) 981-8875, Fax: (480) 981-7146, Email:
  • Whiteriver Airport (Lat: 33.815389 Lon: -109.984250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.7 m, Overall height: 6.9 m, Call Sign: WQOZ250
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.112 MHzGrant Date: 03/09/2012, Expiration Date: 03/09/2022, Certifier: Colbert BurnetteRegistrant: All Weather Inc, 1165 National Dr., Sacramento, CA 95834, Phone: (916) 928-6748, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KF6JXO, Licensee ID: L01246465, Grant Date: 02/15/2007, Expiration Date: 03/30/2017, Registrant: Jay W Hays Ii, Whiteriver, AZ 85941
  • Call Sign: KF7GJS, Licensee ID: L01533774, Grant Date: 12/02/2009, Expiration Date: 12/02/2019, Certifier: Johann C Ngo, Registrant: Johann C Ngo, Whiteriver, AZ 85941-0020

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Businesses in Whiteriver, AZ

  • Nike: 1

Whiteriver compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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