Alhambra, Phoenix

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Alhambra
Urban village of Phoenix, Arizona
Alhambra Village
Phoenix METRO Light Rail Station in Alhambra.
Phoenix METRO Light Rail Station in Alhambra.
Country United States
State Arizona
County Maricopa
City Phoenix
Area[1]
 • Total 20 sq mi (50 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 127,764
 • Density 6,400/sq mi (2,500/km2)
Website Alhambra Village Planning Committee

Alhambra is an urban village[3] of Phoenix, Arizona. It encompasses an area south of Northern Avenue, west of 7th Street, east of 43rd Avenue, and north of Grand Avenue or the Grand Canal.[4]

Location of Alhambra highlighted in red.

History[edit]

The community's name was chosen by W. J. Murphy, to designate one of the four North Phoenix areas he sub-divided and later developed.[1] The area saw growth in the 1940s and 1950s, during a population boom that followed World War II. Many of those who moved to the area discovered it when they were stationed at Luke Air Force Base.[1]

Demographics[edit]

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]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Villages". City of Phoenix. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Alhambra Village Annual Report" (PDF). City of Phoenix. 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2018.