Introduction to Guadalupe, Arizona

Guadalupe, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 4 miles SW of Tempe, Arizona and 8 miles SE of Phoenix, Arizona. The town is part of the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan statistical area. About 5,228 people live in Guadalupe.

Guadalupe History

The town of Guadalupe was founded by Yaqui Native Americans in 1907, but was not officially incorporated until 1975. The Yaquis fled from their homeland, Sonora, and settled in present-day Guadalupe to avoid severe from the Mexican Government. Most of them came to the Salt River Valley to work on the construction of local canals. Since the city's inception, it has been known as a center of Yaqui culture and celebrates several Yaqui religious festivals throughout the year.

Guadalupe and nearby Attractions

  • South Mountain Park
  • Arizona Military Museum
  • Firebred Lake
  • Papago Park
  • Pueblo Grande Ruin

Things To Do In Guadalupe

Local parks include the South Mountain Park, Papago Park and the Usery Mountain Recreation Area, which is spread across an area of around 3,648 acres. Historic Pueblo Grande Ruin and the Firebred Lake are accessible from Guadalupe as well.

Guadalupe Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is nearby.

Guadalupe Higher Education

Arizona State University, Rio Salado Community College and Mesa Community College are the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 6,012
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,024
Age of the Population 28


% of people married 32.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.2%
Median Earnings25+ $18,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,527
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,246


Median Family Income $36,477
% Above Poverty Level 75.2%
% Below Poverty Level 24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%


People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $634
Median House Value $86,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 91.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.6%
Irish 0%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Guadalupe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Tempe, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SE of Phoenix, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85283
Phone Area Codes 480
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.37
Longitude -111.962

Guadalupe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TEMPE A S U
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 68 F
Apr Temp 52 to 85 F
Jul Temp 76 to 104 F
Oct Temp 58 to 89 F
Annual Precip 9.3 inches
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 65 F
Apr Temp 58 to 83 F
Jul Temp 81 to 104 F
Oct Temp 63 to 86 F
Annual Precip 8.2 inches
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 67 F
Apr Temp 51 to 85 F
Jul Temp 74 to 102 F
Oct Temp 56 to 87 F
Annual Precip 8.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chandler 250,202 $84,761
Gilbert 230,781 $91,125
Mesa 458,860 $59,442
Phoenix 1,514,208 $54,053
Scottsdale 227,471 $98,540
Tempe 169,816 $63,682

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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A Title I School.
Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.9

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