Alhambra, Phoenix

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Alhambra Village
Valley Metro Rail Station in Alhambra.
Valley Metro Rail Station in Alhambra.
CountryUnited States
 • Total20 sq mi (50 km2)
 • Total127,764
 • Density6,400/sq mi (2,500/km2)
WebsiteAlhambra Village Planning Committee

Alhambra is an urban village[3] of Phoenix, Arizona.[4]


Alhambra encompasses an area south of Northern Avenue, west of 7th Street, east of 43rd Avenue, and north of Grand Avenue or the Grand Canal. [5]

Location of Alhambra highlighted in red


The community's name was chosen by William John Murphy (1839–1923) to designate one of the four North Phoenix areas he sub-divided.[3] It was built principally to satisfy the housing needs of a growing population in the aftermath of World War II. Many of those who moved to the area discovered it when they were stationed at Luke Air Force Base.[1] [6]


As of 2010, Alhambra had a population of 127,764 living in an area of roughly 20 square miles, giving a density of about 6,400/square mile. 61.1% of residents were white, 6.6% were black or African American, 3.4% were American Indian or Alaska Native, and 4.1% were Asian or Pacific Islander. 21% of residents were some other race, and 3.9% were persons of two or more races.[2]

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Coordinates: 33°29′54″N 112°08′01″W / 33.49833°N 112.13361°W / 33.49833; -112.13361


  1. ^ a b "Alhambra Village" (PDF). City of Phoenix. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2010 Census Summary File 1: Alhambra Village" (PDF). City of Phoenix. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Villages". City of Phoenix. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Alhambra Village Annual Report" (PDF). City of Phoenix. 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Alhambra neighborhood". Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "William J. Murphy, Founder of Glendale". Retrieved February 1, 2020.

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