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
42 percent of our residents over age 25 have a Bachelor's Degree.
18 percent have a doctorate.
92 percent of our residents have graduated high school.
Tempe is home to several colleges and universities. Here are some of them.
Arizona State University - the nation's most innovation university for four years running!
Maricopa County Community College District - the nation's largest community college system
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
University of Advancing Technology
University of Phoenix
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
- and many others
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.
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.
United Census Bureau information
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