Guadalupe, Arizona

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Guadalupe, Arizona
Welcome marker
Welcome marker
Official seal of Guadalupe, Arizona
"Where Three Cultures Flourish"
Location in Maricopa County, Arizona
Location in Maricopa County, Arizona
Guadalupe is located in Arizona
Guadalupe is located in the United States
Coordinates: 33°22′0″N 111°57′45″W / 33.36667°N 111.96250°W / 33.36667; -111.96250Coordinates: 33°22′0″N 111°57′45″W / 33.36667°N 111.96250°W / 33.36667; -111.96250
Country United States
State Arizona
 • MayorValerie Molina
 • Total0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Land0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,234 ft (376 m)
 • Total5,322
 • Density6,660.83/sq mi (2,571.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST (no DST))
ZIP code
Area code(s)480
FIPS code04-30270

Guadalupe is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States and part of the great Phoenix metropolitan area. The town motto, "where three cultures flourish", recognizes the town's roots in the Yaquis, Mexicans and descendants of the original farmers.[3] Since its founding, Guadalupe has been known as a center of Yaqui culture, and it is home to many religious festivals. Nestled between Phoenix and Tempe, the 2020 census listed the population of the town as 5,322.[2] Guadalupe was founded around 1900 by Yaqui Indians, who fled their homeland in Sonora to avoid oppression by the Mexican government of Porfirio Díaz.[4] The cemetery of Guadalupe was established in 1904, in the original townsite. The cemetery is now officially located in Tempe, due to that city's annexation of the land surrounding the cemetery; however, it is still administered by the Guadalupe Clerk's Office.[5] Guadalupe is primarily a residential area; most residents commute to other parts of the Phoenix area to work.[4]


Guadalupe is located at 33°22′0″N 111°57′45″W / 33.36667°N 111.96250°W / 33.36667; -111.96250 (33.366733, -111.962414).[6] It is bordered to the west by Phoenix and to the north, east, and south by Tempe. Downtown Phoenix is 11 miles (18 km) to the northwest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,228 people, 1,110 households, and 961 families residing in the town. The population density was 6,813.9 inhabitants per square mile (2,630.9/km2). There were 1,184 housing units at an average density of 1,543.2 per square mile (595.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 72.3% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 44.2% Native American, 31.2% from other races, 17.5% White, 1.1% Black or African American 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 5.7% from two or more races.

There were 1,110 households, out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 27.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.4% were non-families. 9.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.70 and the average family size was 4.88.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 37.2% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median home prices as of 2022 is $279,142.[8] In 2022, the average household income was $59,751, and the median income for a family was $42,833.[9] The per capita income for the town was $8,149. About 24.3% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.8% of those under age 18 and 42.4% of those age 65 or over.

Governmental representation[edit]

Guadalupe is in Arizona's 7th Congressional District, served by Representative Ruben Gallego. It is also in Arizona's 27th State Legislative District, served by Representatives Reginald Bolding, Jr. and Diego Rodriguez, and by Senator Rebecca Ríos. All four of the aforementioned officials are Democrats.


The public hospital system, Valleywise Health (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health System), operates Valleywise Community Health Center – Guadalupe. Its sole hospital, Valleywise Health Medical Center, is in Phoenix.[10]


Name Image Description Name Image Description
1 "Welcome to Guadalupe"
"Bienvenidos a Guadalupe"
Guadalupe-Welcome to Guadalupe sign.jpg Guadalupe welcome sign in English and Spanish 2 Guadalupe City Ordinance Guadalupe-No Pictures sign.jpg City ordinance which forbids the taking of pictures and alcoholic beverages during the celebration of religious festivals.
3 Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Guadalupe-Our Lady of Guadalupe Church-1914-2.jpg Built in 1914 4 Side view of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Guadalupe-Our Lady of Guadalupe Church-1914.jpg Built in 1914
5 The rectory of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Guadalupe-Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Rectory-1914.jpg Built in 1914 6 Santa Lucia Pascua Yaqui Temple Guadalupe-Santa Lucia Pascua Yaqui Temple-1914-2.jpg Built in 1914
7 Guadalupe Veterans Monument Guadalupe-Guadalupe Veterans Monument.jpg Located in the Avenida del Yaqui 8 American Veteran's Memorial Guadalupe-Guadalupe Veteran's memorial-3.jpg Memorial dedicated to all veterans; located in the Avenida del Yaqui
9 Guadalupe City Hall Guadalupe-Guadalupe City Hal-1.jpg Located at 9241 S Avenida del Yaqui 10 The Avenida del Yaqui Guadalupe-Avenida del Yaqui.jpg Yaqui Avenue
11 Mercado de Guadalupe Guadalupe-Mercado de Guadalupe-2.jpg The Guadalupe Market at 8212 S. Avenida del Yaqui 12 Mercado de Guadalupe Guadalupe-Mercado de Guadalupe-1.jpg Different view of the Guadalupe Market
13 Mercado de Guadalupe Wall Guadalupe-Mercado de Guadalupe mural.jpg Mural depicting traditional aspects of life and death in Guadalupe 14 The Cerrito ("small hill") Guadalupe-Our Laday of Guadalupe image in small hill-2.jpg Small hill on which a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is located
15 Our Lady of Guadalupe Guadalupe-Our Laday of Guadalupe image in small hill-1.jpg Our Lady of Guadalupe on the "Cerrito" 16 Abandoned house Guadalupe-Early Yaqui house-1920.jpg 1920s abandoned house
17 Early Western/Mexican style house Guadalupe-Early western-Mexican style house.jpg Early Guadalupe house which reflects the traditional Mexican/Western style 18 Guadalupe Cemetery Guadalupe-Tempe-Guadalupe Cemetery-1904-1.jpg The Guadalupe Cemetery was established in 1904 in the original Guadalupe townsite.
19 Graves in the Guadalupe Cemetery Guadalupe-Tempe-Guadalupe Cemetery-1904-2.jpg Established in 1904 20 Grave with the image of "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Guadalupe-Tempe-Guadalupe Cemetery-1904-3.jpg Established in 1904


  1. ^ a b "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Arizona". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Guadalupe town, Arizona: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  3. ^ Baxter, Kevin (December 17, 2014) "Traffic, time slow in Guadalupe, Ariz., town rich with Yaqui traditions" Los Angeles Times
  4. ^ a b "Guadalupe" (PDF). Arizona Department of Commerce. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2007.
  5. ^ Frequently asked questions
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ Inc, Zillow. "Guadalupe AZ Home Prices & Home Values". Zillow. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  9. ^ "Guadalupe, AZ Household Income, Population & Demographics | Point2". Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  10. ^ "Locations". Valleywise Health. Retrieved December 2, 2021.

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