Whiteriver, Fort Apache Reservation
It is one of 6 Fort Apache settlements located in Arizona. The CDP or census designated place of Whiteriver, covers an area of 17.8 sq. mi., which means it is a very spread out. In fact, you might want to consider East Fork as being a part of Whiteriver since the two settlements almost converge. If including the population of East Fork, the population of Whiteriver is over 6,100. In the 2000 census the population of Whiteriver, Arizona was at 5,220. Native Americans accounted for 95% of the cdp's population. Whites accounted for 3% of the population. Mixed bloods accounted for 1% of the cdp's population, while Hispanics 1%. Economically the settlement is doing poorly. Around 51% of the cdp's citizens live below the poverty line. There is a total of 1,330 housing units in Whiteriver, which gives the cdp an average household size of a little over 4.0 persons per housing unit. Elevation is 5,245 feet above sea level. Zip code is 85941. Below are several links to photographs of Whiteriver, Fort Apache Reservation.