Guadalupe, Arizona

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Guadalupe is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 5,258.[2] The town is nestled between Phoenix and Tempe. Since its founding, it has been known as a center of Yaqui culture and it is home to many religious festivals. Respectful visitors are welcome to observe these ceremonies, although photography is forbidden.[3]

Guadalupe was founded around 1900 by Yaqui Indians, who fled their homeland in Sonora to avoid oppression by the Mexican government of Porfirio Diaz.[3]

Guadalupe is primarily a residential area; most residents commute to the Phoenix area to work.[3]

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Geography

Guadalupe is located at 33°22′0″N 111°57′45″W / 33.366667°N 111.9625°W / 33.366667; -111.9625 (33.366733, -111.962414).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 5,228 people, 1,110 households, and 961 families residing in the town. The population density was 6,813.9 people per square mile (2,621.5/km²). There were 1,184 housing units at an average density of 1,543.2/sq mi (593.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 17.46% White, 1.07% Black or African American, 44.19% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 31.22% from other races, and 5.72% from two or more races. 72.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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