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New River is in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.
The latitude of New River is 33.915N. The longitude is -112.135W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,014 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,740.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85086 ZIP code.
23% of New River residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New River was $25,932, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of New River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in New River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $800. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,389.
Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New River political report.
The average commute time for New River workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New River between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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