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Tempe, Arizona 

Population: 182,500 * Established 1872

Welcome to Tempe, Arizona. We're located in the center of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area, just 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and about 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix.  Here are some facts about our community. 

Average Resident Age 
28

Education 
42 percent of our residents over age 25 have a Bachelor's Degree. 
17 percent have a doctorate. 
92 percent of our residents have graduated high school. 

Educational Opportunities
Tempe is home to several colleges and universities. Here are some of them. 
Arizona State University
Rio Salado College
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
University of Advancing Technology 
University of Phoenix 
Carsten Institute
Bryan University 
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Remington College 

Commute

Our residents spend about 20 minutes getting to their jobs.  
Nearly a third of our residents bike, walk or take light rail or bus to get to work. 
Tempe is the only city in Arizona with border to border light rail. The rail system connects to regional buses and the airport. 

Jobs
Tempe employs more than 175,000 people. We are a net importer of jobs, meaning we have more positions in our city than can be filled by our residents who can work. 
Advanced Business Services 
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Demographics
United Census Bureau information

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