Chandler, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chandler, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Chandler is the 4th largest city in Arizona with a population of 257,235 as of July 1, 2016. Chandler ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chandler is located at latitude 33.2829 and longitude -111.8549 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chandler (see map below) encompass a land area of 64.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The City of Chandler (GNIS ID: 2409433) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Chandler is located within Chandler Division of Maricopa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chandler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chandler: Chandler Junction.

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Chandler, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 257,235
Population in Households 256,641
Population in Familes 210,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 594
Population Density1 3,983
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 94,107
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 64,653
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 102,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58,800 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 35,307 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,895 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $263,034
Average Home Value $307,148


Median Household Income $75,633
Average Household Income $91,162
Per Capita Income $33,416
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 1.38%
Households 1.28% 1.32%
Families 1.15% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chandler, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chandler to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 12 98th
Diversity Index2 # 91 80th
Median Household Income # 20 96th
Per Capita Income # 44 90th

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