|Urban village of Phoenix, Arizona|
Phoenix METRO Light Rail Station in Alhambra.
|o Total||20 sq mi (50 km2)|
|o Density||6,400/sq mi (2,500/km2)|
|Website||Alhambra Village Planning Committee|
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. 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.
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.