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The City of Tempe is the 9th largest city in Arizona with a population of 184,857 as of July 1, 2023. 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 33.4148 and longitude -111.9093 in Maricopa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tempe 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 City of Tempe 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.
|Total Population||184,857 (100%)|
|Population in Households||175,189 (94.8%)|
|Population in Families||102,904 (55.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||9,668 ( 5.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$68,371|
|Average Household Income||$96,012|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||34%|
|Per Capita Income||$40,993|
|Socioeconomic Status Index6||Moderate (48.3)|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||84,284 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||30,279 (35.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||48,119 (57.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||5,886 ( 7.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$384,128|
|Average Home Value||$427,143|
|Housing Affordability Index3||75|
|Average Household Size||2.23|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.96%|
|Per Capita Income||3.14%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.77%|
The table below compares Tempe to the other 467 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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||# 9||98th|
|Population Density||# 7||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 98||79th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 169||36th|
|Per Capita Income||# 76||84th|
|Diversity Index||# 83||83rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.