Tempe, AZ

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2022 Population
181,005
1.2% 1-year growth
US Senator
Kyrsten Sinema
Independent Party
US Senator
Mark Kelly
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
29.7
0.338% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.8%
8.14% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,022
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$382,100
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
105,461
2.99% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tempe, AZ had a population of 181k people with a median age of 29.7 and a median household income of $72,022. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tempe, AZ grew from 178,862 to 181,005, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $64,080 to $72,022, a 12.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tempe, AZ are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.5%), White (Hispanic) (9.16%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.95%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (6.63%).

None of the households in Tempe, AZ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.4% of the residents in Tempe, AZ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tempe, AZ are Arizona State University Campus Immersion (20,988 degrees awarded in 2022), Rio Salado College (4,004 degrees), and Sonoran Desert Institute (1,360 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tempe, AZ was $382,100, and the homeownership rate was 40.7%.

Most people in Tempe, AZ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Tempe, AZ was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Tempe, AZ is home to a population of 181k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.2% of Tempe, AZ residents were born outside of the country (25.6k people).

In 2022, there were 5.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.8k people) in Tempe, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k White (Hispanic) and 15.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.4%
2022 Citizenship
90.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.4% of Tempe, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tempe, AZ was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tempe, AZ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    96.8k ± 2.36k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    16.6k ± 1.48k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    15.9k ± 1.26k
23.5%
Hispanic Population
42.5k people

In 2022, there were 5.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.8k people) in Tempe, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k White (Hispanic) and 15.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.5% of the people in Tempe, AZ are hispanic (42.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tempe, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    500,763 ± 16,756 people
  2. India
    40,959 ± 4,955 people
  3. Canada
    39,634 ± 4,874 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 500,763 Arizona residents, followed by India with 40,959 and Canada with 39,634.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25.6k people
14.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26k people

As of 2022, 14.2% of Tempe, AZ residents (25.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tempe, AZ was 14.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,761 ± 411
  2. Vietnam
    1,839 ± 237
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,337 ± 355

Tempe, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tempe, AZ employs 105k people. The largest industries in Tempe, AZ are Educational Services (15,236 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,128 people), and Retail Trade (11,119 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,376), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,151), and Public Administration ($67,172).

Males in Arizona have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,270. The income inequality in Arizona (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

105k
2022 Value
± 3,109
2.99%
1 Year growth
± 4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tempe, AZ grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 102k employees to 105k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tempe, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,027 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,643 people), and Management Occupations (9,537 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tempe, AZ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

105k
2022 Value
± 3,109
2.99%
1 Year growth
± 4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tempe, AZ grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 102k employees to 105k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tempe, AZ, are Educational Services (15,236 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,128 people), and Retail Trade (11,119 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tempe, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Tempe, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,187
Median earning men ± $1,676
$39,329
Median earning women ± $1,377

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($75,221), Manufacturing ($69,226), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,404).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,096), Wholesale Trade ($58,266), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,552).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.3%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.15M people employed in Arizona. This represents a 2.3% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.21%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arizona.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arizona went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.52%).

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing the state of Arizona. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arizona

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Kyrsten Sinema
Senator from Arizona1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema won election to the Senate as a Democrat in 2018
Mark Kelly
Senator from Arizona3
Assumed office on December 2, 2020
Elected to the seat to succeed Martha McSally, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of John McCain and the resignation of Jon Kyl.

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are the senators currently representing Arizona.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arizona

Arizona is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arizona have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tempe, AZ awarded 29,008 degrees. The student population of Tempe, AZ in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 54,279 male students and 53,557 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tempe, AZ are White (14,158 and 53.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,600 and 24.8%), Asian (1,847 and 6.93%), and Black or African American (1,556 and 5.84%).

The largest universities in Tempe, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Arizona State University Campus Immersion (20,988 and 72.4%), Rio Salado College (4,004 and 13.8%), and Sonoran Desert Institute (1,360 and 4.69%).

The most popular majors in Tempe, AZ are Gunsmithing (1,360 and 4.69%), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (1,234 and 4.25%), and Customer Service Support Operation (1,223 and 4.22%).

The median tuition cost in Tempe, AZ for a public four year colleges is $10,978 for in-state students and $29,952 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tempe, AZ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 107,836 (50.3% men and 49.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 107,836 students enrolled in Tempe, AZ, 50.3% men and 49.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 48,255 records, of which 49% were women and 51% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tempe, AZ was General Biological Sciences with 957 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 20,988 degrees awarded
  2. 4,004 degrees awarded
  3. 1,360 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Arizona State University Campus Immersion with 20,988 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 14,110 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tempe, AZ, which is 0.947 times less than the 14,898 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 14,158 degrees mean that there were 2.15 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,600 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($15,099) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,464) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.12% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.41M), and Bachelors Degree (1.02M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tempe, AZ was $382,100 in 2022, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $321,300 to $382,100, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Tempe, AZ is 40.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tempe, AZ have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tempe, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tempe, AZ is $72,022. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Tempe, AZ was Census Tract 3199.07 with a value of $156,558, followed by Census Tract 8101 and Census Tract 3199.09, with respective values of $155,516 and $140,896.

Property

$382,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,122
$30,777
Median Property Taxes
±$1,319

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tempe, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

40.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40.7% of the housing units in Tempe, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3199.07
  2. Census Tract 8101
  3. Census Tract 3199.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tempe, AZ was Census Tract 3199.07 with a value of $156,558, followed by Census Tract 8101 and Census Tract 3199.09, with respective values of $155,516 and $140,896.

The following map shows all of the places in Tempe, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$72,022
Median Household Income
± $2,268
75.7k
Number of Households
± 2,448

In 2022, the median household income of the 75.7k households in Tempe, AZ grew to $72,022 from the previous year's value of $64,080.

The following chart displays the households in Tempe, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tempe, AZ is from Arizona.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Arizona
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Arizona

In 2022, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.545% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (62.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.74%)

In 2022, 62.3% of workers in Tempe, AZ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.74%).

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tempe, AZ have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Tempe, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tempe, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tempe, AZ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tempe, AZ (28.7k out of 171k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tempe, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Tempe, AZ has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 7.54% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Maricopa County, AZ see 1419 patients per year on average, which represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1448 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1464 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,419 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maricopa County, AZ

Primary care physicians in Maricopa County, AZ see an average of 1,419 patients per year. This represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1,448 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maricopa County, AZ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17% under 18 years, 43% between 18 and 34 years, 29.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.7% were men and 47.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
55.3%
Employer Coverage
11.5%
Medicaid
7.54%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.18%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tempe, AZ declined by 1.24% from 10.4% to 10.2%.

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