Whiteriver, AZ


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Whiteriver is a very small town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 4,134 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Whiteriver is the 82nd largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some towns, Whiteriver isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Whiteriver are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Whiteriver is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Whiteriver who work in office and administrative support (22.29%), food service (9.76%), and personal care services (7.83%).

Of important note, Whiteriver is also a town of artists. Whiteriver has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Whiteriver’s character.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Whiteriver has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Whiteriver a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

For a small town, Whiteriver has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Whiteriver exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In terms of college education, Whiteriver ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 4.39% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Whiteriver in 2010 was $7,921, which is low income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $31,684 for a family of four. Whiteriver also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.58% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Whiteriver home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whiteriver residents report their race to be Native American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Whiteriver include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Whiteriver is Native American languages. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.

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