Tempe, AZ 85281 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 85281: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tempe, AZ 85281

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Maricopa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.422, Longitude -111.928
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: No
  • Businesses Addresses: 3,275
  • PO Box Addresses: 350
  • Residential Addresses: 26,162
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 15,672
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,490

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 85281 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 85281 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Tempe, AZ 85281 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 70,074
Population in Households 58,682
Population in Familes 26,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,392
Population Density2 5,453
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $36,193
Average Household Income $47,853
Per Capita Income $20,533


Total Housing Units 31,443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,416 (17.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,935 (69.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,092 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $197,426
Average Home Value $224,072


Total Households 27,351
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 8,653
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.41% 2.0%
Households 2.54% 2.47%
Families 1.97% 2.15%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Tempe, AZ 85281 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 85281 to the other 386 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 99th
Population Density # 29 93rd
Diversity Index # 80 80th
Median Household Income # 308 20th
Per Capita Income # 259 33rd

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