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New River, Arizona
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Welcome to New River
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona
New River, Arizona is located in the United States
New River, Arizona
New River, Arizona
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
 • Total 56.12 sq mi (145.35 km2)
 • Land 56.11 sq mi (145.32 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
2,014 ft (614 m)
 • Total 17,290
 • Density 308.16/sq mi (118.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST (no DST))
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 623
FIPS code 04-49360
GNIS feature ID 0008605

New River is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) in Maricopa County, Arizona. The population was 14,952 at the 2010 census.


Phillip Darrell Duppa
Phillip "Lord" Darrell Duppa

New River is named after the seasonal wash of the same name, part of the Agua Fria River system which drains into the Salt River. It was founded by Lord Darrell Duppa in 1868 as a stagecoach stop. For many years it was the terminus of the old Black Canyon Highway (now Interstate 17). The pavement ended in New River and continued as a dirt road to the city of Prescott.


New River is located at 33°52′9″N 112°5′9″W / 33.86917°N 112.08583°W / 33.86917; -112.08583 (33.869149, -112.085759).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 70.8 square miles (183 km2), of which, 70.8 square miles (183 km2) of it is land and 0.01% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 10,740
2010 14,952 39.2%
2020 17,290 15.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,740 people, 3,921 households, and 3,066 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 151.6 people per square mile (58.5/km2). There were 4,514 housing units at an average density of 63.7/sq mi (24.6/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.9% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 4.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,921 households, out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $62,307, and the median income for a family was $68,604. Males had a median income of $46,361 versus $31,610 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,932. About 3.6% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census of 2010 the population of the New River CDP area was 14,952. This is nearly a two thirds growth from the previous census. The total housing units nearly doubled from 3,921 in 2000 to 6,753 in 2010.

New River CDP area is within Maricopa County District 3. According to 2010 census numbers, the New River CDP consists of about 2% of Maricopa County District 3 and only 0.3% of Maricopa County.

Local attractions

  • Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • Wranglers Roost Stagecoach Stop (Established 1890)
  • Spur Cross Ranch
  • Daisy Mountain Preserve
  • Road Runner bar and grill
  • New River Park

Historic structures in New River

Pictured are some of the few remaining historic structures of New River.

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