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As of the 2005–2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, White Americans made up 75.1% of Phoenix population; of which 48.1% were non-Hispanic whites. Blacks or African Americans made up 5.4% of Phoenix population; of which 5.2% were non-Hispanic blacks as you can see in Phoenix map. Native Americans made up 1.9% of the city population; of which 1.7% were non-Hispanic. Asian Americans made up 2.3% of the city population; of which 2.2% were non-Hispanic. Pacific Islander Americans made up 0.1% of the city population. Individuals from some other race made up 13.3% of the city population; of which 0.2% were non-Hispanic. Individuals from two or more races made up 1.9% of the city population; of which 1.0% were non-Hispanic. In addition, Hispanics and Latinos made up 41.5% of Phoenix population.
The Phoenix area is surrounded by the McDowell Mountains to the northeast, the White Tank Mountains to the west, the Superstition Mountains far to the east, and the Sierra Estrella to the southwest as its mentioned in Phoenix map. Within the city are the Phoenix Mountains and South Mountains. Current development (as of 2005) is pushing beyond the geographic boundaries to the north and west, and south through Pinal County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 475.1 square miles (1,230.5 km²); 474.9 square miles (1,229.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km², or 0.05%) of it is water.
Since 1986, the city of Phoenix has been divided into urban villages, many of which are based upon historically significant neighborhoods and communities that have since been annexed into Phoenix (see Phoenix map). Each village has a planning committee that is appointed directly by the city council. According to the village planning handbook issued by the city, the purpose of the village planning committees is to work with the city planning commission to ensure a balance of housing and employment in each village, concentrate development at identified village cores, and to promote the unique character and identity of the villages. Currently, there are 15 urban villages in the city: Ahwatukee Foothills, Alhambra, Camelback East, Central City, Deer Valley, Desert View, Encanto, Estrella, Laveen, Maryvale, North Gateway, North Mountain, Paradise Valley (not to be confused with the town of Paradise Valley), South Mountain and Rio Vista. Rio Vista was created as New Village in 2004 and is currently very sparsely populated, with no large amount ofdevelopment expected in the near future. Commonly referred-to Phoenix regions and districts include Downtown, Midtown, West Phoenix, North Phoenix, South Phoenix, Biltmore Area, Arcadia, Sunnyslope, Ahwatukee.
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Downtown Phoenix is the central business district (CBD) of the City of Phoenix, Arizona, United States. It is located in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area or Valley of the Sun as you can see in Phoenix downtown map. Phoenix, being the county seat of Maricopa County and the capital of Arizona, serves as the center of politics, justice and government on the local, state and federal levels. The area is a major center of employment for the region, with many financial, legal, and other national and international corporations housed in a variety of skyscrapers. Major arts and cultural institutions also call the area home. Downtown Phoenix is a center of major league sports activities, live concert events, and is an equally prominent center of banking and finance in Arizona. Regional headquarters for several major banks, including JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Bank of America, Compass Bank and Midfirst Bank are all located within or close proximity to the area.
The City of Phoenix defines Downtown as the area between 7th Street and 7th Avenue, from McDowell Road on the north to Buckeye Road on the south as its shown in Phoenix downtown map. However, the majority of downtown development is concentrated in the smaller area surrounding the intersection of Washington St. and Central Ave (which is the point of origin of Phoenix street addresses and numbering). Downtown Phoenix is one of a few major business districts in the city; others include Midtown Phoenix to the north, and the Biltmore District four miles northeast of downtown. Downtown Phoenix has many points of interest including museums, sports venues, performing arts venues and a thriving art scene. Downtown cultural attractions attractions include the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Museum of History, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Rosson House and the Burton Barr Central Library.
Downtown Phoenix has a large sports presence. Chase Field is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and was the site of the Insight Bowl from 2001 to 2005. In 2006 Chase Field was the host stadium for the World Baseball Classic as its mentioned in Phoenix downtown map. Chase Field has also hosted international soccer games. The US Airways Center is home to the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Mercury, the Arizona Rattlers and the Phoenix RoadRunners. US Airways Center hosted the NBA All-Star game on February 15, 2009. It was formerly known as America West Arena before the airline merged with US Airways. Downtown and Central Phoenix are home to several historic neighborhoods ranging from turn of the 20th-century Victorian to mid-20th-century modern architecture. Some of them are more established and in-demand like the Willo and Encanto-Palmcroft districts, while others are still redeveloping. Some of the more well-known districts include Coronado, Encanto-Palmcroft, FQ Story, North Encanto, Willo and Woodlea.
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Phoenix (pronounced /ˈfiːˌnɪks/ FEE-niks) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the fifth most populous city in the USA. Phoenix is home to approximately 1.5 million people, and is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area (also known as the Valley of the Sun), the 12th largest metro area by population in the USA with nearly 4.3 million people as its mentioned in Phoenix Arizona - USA map. In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County, and is one of the largest cities in the United States by land area. Located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has the hottest climate of any major city in the USA. The average high temperatures are over 100°F (37.8°C) for three months out of the year, and have spiked over 120°F (48.9°C) on occasion.
Phoenix was incorporated as a city in 1881 after being founded in 1868 near the Salt River, near its confluence with the Gila River. The city eventually became a major transportation hub in North America and a main transportation, financial, industrial, cultural and economic center of the Southwestern United States. The city has a notable and famous political culture and has been home to numerous influential American politicians and other dignitaries, including Barry Goldwater, William Rehnquist, John McCain, Janet Napolitano, Carl Hayden, and Sandra Day O'Connor. Residents of the city are known as Phoenicians. The University of Phoenix is also headquartered in Phoenix as its shown in Phoenix Arizona - USA map. This is the nation largest for-profit university with over 130,000 students at campuses throughout the USA (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands, as well as online.
Thunderbird School of Global Management is regarded as a leading institution in the education of global managers and has operations in the USA (Glendale), Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Mexico, Central and South America and China, and was ranked number 1 in international business by The Wall Street Journal poll of corporate recruiters, U.S. News & World Report, and the Financial Times (see Phoenix Arizona - USA map). Amtrak has not served Phoenix Union Station since 1996; Phoenix is the largest city proper in the United States without intercity passenger rail service, although service is offered to the metropolitan area. Phoenix has also hosted the United States Grand Prix from 1989–1991. The race was discontinued after poor crowd numbers.
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Phoenix Law received provisional approval for accreditation by the American Bar Association in June 2007. Within just a few years of opening, Phoenix Law has gained a notable reputation—ninety-seven (97) percent of Phoenix Law first graduating class passed the Arizona State Bar examination in July 2008 as its mentioned in Phoenix on world map. Out of 184 accredited law schools assessed in US News and World Report rankings for schools of law, only nine schools had a higher bar passage rate, all nine were among the top 100 law schools, and five were among the top 30 law schools in the nation.
The most noteworthy park is South Mountain Park, the world largest municipal park with 16,500 acres (67 km2); others include Camelback Mountain, and Sunnyslope Mountain, also known as "S" Mountain as its shown in Phoenix on world map. The Desert Botanical Garden displays desert plant life from deserts all over the world. Phoenix is served by Sky Harbor International Airport (IATA: PHX, ICAO: KPHX), which is centrally located in the metro area near several major freeway interchanges east of downtown Phoenix. Sky Harbor is the ninth-busiest airport in the U.S. and 17th in the world for passenger traffic, handling more than 42 million travelers in 2007.
The Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (National League West Division) began play as an expansion team in 1998. The team plays at Chase Field (downtown). In 2001, the Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees 4 games to 3 in the World Series, becoming not only the city first professional sports franchise to win a national championship while located in Arizona, but also one of the youngest expansion franchise in U.S. professional sports to ever win a championship as you can see in Phoenix on world map.