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  1. Public Schools
    D-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    D-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A
Whiteriver is a town in Arizona with a population of 4,185. Whiteriver is in Navajo County. Living in Whiteriver offers residents a rural feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Whiteriver and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$69,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$424
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Whiteriver Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    21%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    3%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    13%

Working in Whiteriver

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$26,855
National
$55,322
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Whiteriver Reviews

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I just moved there from Milwaukee and there wasn't much of a difference. Families living in small houses. Roads need work. Overall feeling of unease to outsiders. My advice is don't be caught alone and always know where you are. That sounds bad, but honestly that's something everyone should know about new places. This town can be fixed up a bit, but it is also home to a lot of great people.
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Whiteriver Arizona is home to the White Mountain Apache people and those who love the outdoor life. There are beautiful breathtaking views everywhere. Whiteriver is absolutely perfect all year long because of all the four seasons. The recreational activities are endless, from the white-water rafting in the Salt River to camping, hiking, and fishing which is practically limitless just like the amazing game and wild-life. Every year there is an annual Pow-Wow which is held close by the beautiful Hon-dah Resort and(means welcome) Casino. It is a place of proud heritage, and beautiful traditions which are still passed on from the wise elders today.
Whiteriver is located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. It's a small town where everyone knows everyone. The people there are very dedicated on continuing education for the sake of generations to come. They are also very traditional people. The land that surrounds them is breathtaking. A lot of recreational activities like fishing, hiking, horseback riding. During the winter they open up the Sunrise Ski Resort. The food is great and simple. The weather there is always on point. There is only things to do outdoors. If you're looking for clubs then you would be out of luck since the closest club/bar is the Lions Den or the Lodge which is about a 25 minute drive from Whiteriver. However there is Hondah Casino Resort and Conference Center where some of the young folks hang out at. Job opportunities are hard to come by, you're either not qualified or over qualified. Safety is complicated to explain. Stay around positive people and you'll be set.