The City of Tempe is the 8th largest city in Arizona with a population of 185,347 as of July 1, 2018. Tempe 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 Tempe is located at latitude 33.3884 and longitude -111.9318 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tempe (see map below) encompass a land area of 39.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Maricopa County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,181 feet.
The City of Tempe (GNIS ID: 2412045) 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 Tempe is located within Phoenix Division of Maricopa County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Tempe: Butte City, Haydens Butte, Haydens Ferry, Haydens Mill, San Pablo.
|Population in Households||173,034|
|Population in Familes||106,468|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||12,313|
|Median Household Income||$51,409|
|Average Household Income||$70,687|
|Per Capita Income||$29,683|
|Total Housing Units||82,280 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||29,326 (35.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||46,179 (56.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||6,775 ( 8.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$242,426|
|Average Home Value||$286,237|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.98%|
|Per Capita Income||2.91%|
The table below compares Tempe to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.
|Total Population||# 8||98th|
|Population Density||# 9||98th|
|Diversity Index||# 82||82nd|
|Median Household Income||# 95||79th|
|Per Capita Income||# 89||80th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.