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Chandler, Arizona - Basic Facts

The City of Chandler is the 4th largest city in Arizona with a population of 281,520 as of July 1, 2020. 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 33.3062 and longitude -111.8412 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chandler 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chandler: Chandler Junction.


Chandler, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 281,520 (100%)
Population in Households 280,862 (99.8%)
Population in Families 231,060 (82.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 658 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 4,323
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $86,658
Average Household Income $109,769
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $40,178
Wealth Index5 115


Total HU (Housing Units) 109,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,460 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,596 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,038 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $311,050
Average Home Value $349,727
Housing Affordability Index3 166


Total Households 103,056
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 71,116
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.73% 1.6%
Households 1.67% 1.54%
Families 1.63% 1.55%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
Owner Occupied HU   1.52%


Chandler, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chandler to the other 450 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 21 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 237 53rd
Per Capita Income # 31 93rd
Diversity Index # 85 81st

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