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Population in 2012: 166,842 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.2%
 

Males: 85,484  (51.2%)
Females: 81,358  (48.8%)

Median resident age:  28.1 years
Arizona median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 85282.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,009 (it was $42,361 in 2000)
Tempe:

$45,009
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,659

Tempe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $174,200 (it was $126,700 in 2000)
Tempe:

$174,200
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $238,035; Detached houses: $263,456; Townhouses or other attached units: $164,249; In 2-unit structures: $193,706; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,401; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $195,145; Mobile homes: $31,967; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,158

Median gross rent in 2012: $899.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 85281, 85282, 85283, 85284.

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  • White alone - 98,475 (59.0%)
  • Hispanic - 40,310 (24.2%)
  • Asian alone - 12,048 (7.2%)
  • Black alone - 6,389 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 5,046 (3.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 3,806 (2.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 532 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 256 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tempe: 93.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.4%), Irish (10.2%), English (9.1%), Italian (3.9%), Polish (2.9%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1894

Land area: 40.1 square miles.

Population density: 4,165 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Tempe:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tempe city:

  • Never married: 55.3%
  • Now married: 28.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

28,103 residents are foreign born (7.5% Latin America, 3.9% Asia, 1.6% Europe).

This city:  15.7%
Arizona:  13.4%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 49 registered sex offenders living in Tempe, Arizona as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Tempe to the number of sex offenders is 3,405 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,448 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,422 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Mesa, AZ (10.6 miles , pop. 396,375).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (12.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Guadalupe, AZ (1.6 miles ), Chandler, AZ (2.7 miles ), Gilbert, AZ (3.2 miles ), Mesa, AZ (3.3 miles ), Paradise Valley, AZ (3.3 miles ), Salt River, AZ (3.4 miles) , Sun Lakes, AZ (3.5 miles ), Phoenix, AZ (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 228 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 1998: 305 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 1999: 305 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2000: 48 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2002: 76 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2003: 77 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2004: 56 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2005: 94 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2006: 130 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2007: 107 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2008: 63 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $249,500
  • 2010: 51 buildings, average cost: $262,700
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $245,200
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $230,800

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Latitude: 33.39 N, Longitude: 111.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +74,486 (+44.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 33,865 (38.4%)

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Crime rates in Tempe by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 135107845106211511
per 100,000 7.23.05.94.34.92.43.05.83.41.16.43.06.6
Rapes 80727574867271633466434544
per 100,000 44.443.944.545.452.643.342.436.819.337.224.927.426.5
Robberies 297327344299263326426330323306268237253
per 100,000 164.9199.3203.9183.3160.8196.2254.6192.6183.1172.4154.9144.5152.4
Assaults 588533811633623658592513493548457500570
per 100,000 326.5324.8480.7388.0381.0396.0353.8299.4279.5308.8264.2304.9343.2
Burglaries 2,2242,2732,3602,4301,7931,8351,7951,8661,5451,4781,4161,5791,250
per 100,000 1234.81385.21398.91489.51096.51104.51072.91089.2875.9832.7818.5962.8752.7
Thefts 9,71110,49711,0049,7568,8388,2608,3747,9597,5846,6926,4126,8046,085
per 100,000 5391.86397.26522.95980.05404.84971.65005.34645.74299.63770.43706.34148.63664.3
Auto thefts 2,2952,8273,2152,7012,4112,3052,4201,5991,113816644550489
per 100,000 1274.21722.91905.81655.61474.41387.41446.5933.3631.0459.8372.2335.3294.5
Arson 38374148365774695468422825
per 100,000 21.122.524.329.422.034.344.240.330.638.324.317.115.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 504.0581.8634.5578.9520.3500.4512.3439.1369.4346.8325.4347.8329.3

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Crime rate in Tempe detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 472 (335 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Arizona average:

1.99

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Tempe, Arizona accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Arizona:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +16,071 (+11.3%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Tempe-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Arizona state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/30/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the Tempe city center injured 41 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/21/1972, a category F2 tornado 7.0 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tempe-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arizona state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/13/1991 at 21:37:27, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/1/2005 at 17:41:06, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from Tempe center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Maricopa County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Fires: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Carl Hayden - Federal politician, John C. Keegan - Politician, Paul Cummings - Distance runner, Jason Kyle - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: May 12, 1972), Jules Asner - Television personality, Rachel Campos-Duffy - Television personality, Rashad Bauman - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: May 7, 1979), Rex Hudler - Baseball player, Zach Miller - College football player, Dubois Williams - College basketball player (Arizona State Sun Devils).

Main business address for: MOBILE MINI INC (FABRICATED PLATE WORK (BOILER SHOPS)), AMERICA WEST HOLDINGS CORP (AIR TRANSPORTATION, SCHEDULED), ACTION PERFORMANCE COMPANIES INC (WHOLESALE-MISC DURABLE GOODS), ORTHOLOGIC CORP (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), BRILLIAN CORP (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), THREE FIVE SYSTEMS INC (ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, NEC), AMTECH SYSTEMS INC (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY, NEC), GAMETECH INTERNATIONAL INC (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS AMUSEMENT & RECREATION) and 3 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Tempe:

  • SOUTHWEST KIDNEY DIALYSIS - TEMPE (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, 2149 E WARNER RD STE 109 & STE 110)
  • TEMPE DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, 1449 W SOUTHERN AVE)
  • TEMPE RENAL CENTER (DSI) (Dialysis Facility, 8820 S KYRENE RD)
  • ARIZONA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1626 SOUTH EDWARD DRIVE)
  • CELEBRITY HOMEHEALTH (Home Health Center, 1801 SOUTH JEN TILLY LANE SUITE A-10)
  • HEALTH AT HOME (Home Health Center, 2421 EAST SOUTHERN AVE, SUITE 8)
  • HORIZON HOME HEALTH OF PHOENIX (Home Health Center, 2020 SOUTH MCCLINTOCK DRIVE, SUITE 105)
  • ST ELIZABETH HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 209 EAST BASELINE ROAD, SUITE # E-207)
  • SUPREME HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 2737 WEST BASELINE ROAD, SUITE #28)
  • TU CASA HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 4515 SOUTH LAKESHORE DRIVE, SUITE 102)
  • VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA HOME HEALTH AT WESTCHESTER (Home Health Center, 6150 SOUTH RURAL ROAD)
  • THE HEALTH CARE CENTER AT FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 2525 EAST SOUTHERN AVENUE)
  • WESTCHESTER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 6100 SOUTH RURAL ROAD)

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Heliports located in Tempe:


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Amtrak stations near Tempe:

  • 6 miles: PHOENIX AIRPORT (PHOENIX, TERMINAL 2) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: PHOENIX (401 W. HARRISON ST.) - Bus Station . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.
  • 16 miles: PHOENIX NORTHWEST (PHOENIX, 8101 BLACK CANYON FWY.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.tempe.gov

Colleges/Universities in Tempe:

  • Arizona State University (Full-time enrollment: 54,626; Public; Website: www.asu.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Rio Salado College (FT enrollment: 2,395; Location: 2323 W 14th St; Public; Website: www.rio.maricopa.edu)
  • University of Advancing Technology (FT enrollment: 1,143; Location: 2625 W Baseline Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.uat.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Tempe (FT enrollment: 647; Location: 5005 S. Wendler Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (FT enrollment: 561; Location: 1100 East Apache Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: SWIHA.EDU)
  • Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (FT enrollment: 491; Location: 2300 E Broadway Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.AUDIORECORDINGSCHOOL.com)
  • Lamson College (FT enrollment: 442; Location: 875 W. Elliot Road Suite 206; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lamsoncollege.edu)
  • Brookline College (FT enrollment: 379; Location: 1140/1150 S. Priest Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.brooklinecollege.edu)
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (FT enrollment: 324; Location: 2140 E Broadway Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.scnm.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Carsten Aveda Institute (FT enrollment: 97; Location: 3345 S Rural Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: carsteninstitute.com)
  • Maricopa Community College System Office (Location: 2411 W 14th St; Public; Website: www.dist.maricopa.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tempe:

  • Mesa Community College (about 4 miles; Mesa, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 8,853)
  • University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus (about 4 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,956)
  • University of Phoenix-Online Campus (about 6 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 380,232)
  • Scottsdale Community College (about 9 miles; Scottsdale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Chandler/Gilbert Community College (about 11 miles; Chandler, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • Phoenix College (about 12 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,051)
  • Grand Canyon University (about 15 miles; Phoenix, AZ; FT enrollment: 7,534)

Private high schools in Tempe:

  • TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 275; Location: 2150 E SOUTHERN AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE ACES-EAST (Students: 121; Location: 1515 S INDIAN BEND RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Tempe:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Tempe:

  • GRACE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 535; Location: 1200 E SOUTHERN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 2117 S RURAL RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BETHANY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 284; Location: 6240 S PRICE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • DAYSPRING PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN (Students: 204; Location: 1365 E ELLIOT RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 1035 E GUADALUPE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • EMMANUEL LUTHERAN (Students: 163; Location: 715 W SOUTHERN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PHOENIX METRO ISLAMIC SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 125 E 6TH ST STE 7; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JAMES PRESCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 975 E WARNER RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ABIDING SAVIOR SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 515 E CONTINENTAL DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TEMPE ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 630 W 17TH PL; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Tempe

Library in Tempe:

  • TEMPE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,140,120; Location: 3500 SOUTH RURAL ROAD; 418,088 books; 14,397 e-books; 8,405 audio materials; 21,253 video materials; 59 local licensed databases; 12 state licensed databases; 31 other licensed databases; 503 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please add Bethany Christian School to your listing of "biggest private elementary/middle schools" students: 213 location: 6304 S. Price Rd grades 1-8 (note: this is separate school from Bethany Learning Center, a PK-K program located nearby, that IS on your list)

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Notable locations in Tempe: San Pablo (A), Nephi (B), Casa Fiesta Travel Trailer Resort (C), Fair Lanes Village Center (D), Kyrene Steam Generating Plant (E), Hayden Commerce Center (F), Highline Substation (G), Sin City (H), Highline Pumping Plant (I), University of Arizona Experimental Farm (J), Corona del Sol High School Tennis and Racquetball Courts (K), Tempe High School Tennis and Racquetball Courts (L), El Paso Natural Gas Company Compressor Station (M), Valley Plaza (N), Rolling Hills Golf Course (O), Shalimar Country Club Golf Course (P), Tempe Municipal Golf Course (Q), Cross Cut Power Plant (R), Johnny G Martinez Water Treatment Plant (S), Karsten Golf Course (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Arizona Mall of Tempe (1), Baseline Village Shopping Center (2), Broadway Plaza Service Shopping Center (3), Broadway Rural Shopping Center (4), College Park Shopping Center (5), Danelle Plaza Shopping Center (6), Huntington Square Shopping Center (7), Lake Country Village Shopping Center (8), Palm Village Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tempe include: Grace Community Church (A), Grace Bible Church (B), Grace Baptist Church (C), Gethsemane Lutheran Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), First Southern Baptist Church on Mill (F), First Congregational Church (G), First Church of Christ Scientist Tempe (H), First Christian Church of Tempe (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Guadalupe Cemetery (1), Twin Buttes Cemetery (2), Tempe Double Butte Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tempe include: Desert Arboretum Park (1), Frank Kush Field (2), Joe Selleh Track (3), Kajikawa Football Practice Fields (4), Tempe Beach Park (5), Svob Park (6), Sun Devil Stadium (7), Sun Angel Stadium (8), Sudder Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Petersen House Museum (1414 East Southern Avenue) (1), Hackett House (Historical Places & Services; 95 West 4th Street) (2), Indoor Ocean (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 15 West Baseline) (3), Tempe City Government - City of Tempe- Museums- Tempe Historical- Administra (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3500 South Rural Road) (4), Big Surf (Water Parks & Slides; 1500 North McClintock Drive) (5), Golfland Entertainment Centers (Water Parks & Slides; 1500 North McClintock Drive) (6), Company Picnics & Birthday Parties (Water Parks & Slides; 1500 North McClintock Drive) (7), Oceanside Ice Arena (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1520 North McClintock Drive) (8), Kiwanis Park Recreation Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6111 South All American Way) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Motel 6 (1720 South Priest Drive) (1), Executive Suites Extended Stay (1635 North Scottsdale Road) (2), Best Western Nova Plus Test Property (1380 W Auto Dr) (3), Comfort Inn & Suites At Asu (1031 East Apache Boulevard) (4), Desert Rest Motel (2164 East Apache Boulevard) (5), Holiday Inn Express Tempe (5300 South Priest Street) (6), Cambridge Suites (Yo) (1635 N Scottsdale Rd) (7), Creative Design Concepts Inc (8615 South Stanley Place) (8), Econo Lodge of Tempe (2101 East Apache Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Maricopa County Government - Justice of the Peace- Tempe East Justice C (1845 East Broadway Road) (1), Maricopa County Government - Justice of the Peace- Tempe West Justice C (8240 South Kyrene Road Suite 113) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Maricopa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.1. This is about average.
City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.449. This is worse than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.449
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.29. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.29
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is significantly worse than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 31.2. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

31.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 33.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

33.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.28. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.28
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tempe and their reported violations in the past:

CORDES LAKE WATER COMPANY (Population served: 2600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
CORDES LAKE-VERDE VI (Population served: 2300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Barium
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
BERNEIL WATER CO (Population served: 1400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2005)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
CORDES LAKE-VERDE VI (Population served: 1324, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CORDES LAKE-VERDE I (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CHRISTOPHER CREEK MHP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.6%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tempe, AZ

People in group quarters in Tempe in 2010:

  • 9,461 people in college/university student housing
  • 280 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 201 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 145 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 53 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Tempe in 2000:

  • 4,577 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 394 people in nursing homes
  • 127 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 78 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 32 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Tempe compared to Arizona state average:

Tempe, Arizona environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Sun Devil Stadium. Capacity: 73,379. Arizona State Sun Devils.
  • Wells Fargo Arena (Tempe). Arizona State University.

Banks with most branches in Tempe (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Warner And Mcclintock Branch, Rural And Baseline Branch, Rural And Ray Road Branch, Southern And Mcclintock Branch, Tempe Main Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Tempe Marketplace Branch, Tempe Branch, East Elliot Road Safeway Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • National Bank of Arizona: Friendship Village Branch at 2645 East Southern Avenue, Suite 140, branch established on 1986/11/19; Tempe Branch at 1400 East Southern Avenue, branch established on 1982/11/24. Info updated 2008/09/11: Bank assets: $4,485.6 mil, Deposits: $3,731.3 mil, headquarters in Tucson, AZ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 73 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Mutual of Omaha Bank: Tempe Branch at 125 East Southern Avenue, branch established on 1998/04/20; Fountainhead Operations Center at 1665 West Alameda Drive, branch established on 2005/11/08. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $5,553.2 mil, Deposits: $4,599.7 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Tempe Branch at 2077 South Priest Drive, branch established on 1978/07/17; Mill Road Branch at 526 South Mill Road Suite 104, branch established on 2005/12/01. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Arizona Bank & Trust: Tempe Branch at 7910 South Kyrene Road, Suite 108, branch established on 1999/06/28. Info updated 2011/09/15: Bank assets: $225.8 mil, Deposits: $177.5 mil, headquarters in Phoenix, AZ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.
  • Sunwest Bank: Tempe Office at 60 East Rio Salado Parkway, branch established on 2011/05/31. Info updated 2011/10/24: Bank assets: $609.2 mil, Deposits: $512.4 mil, headquarters in Irvine, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Western Acquisitions, L.L.c.
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Tempe, Arizona:

  • Residence Inn By Marriott, Tempe, 5075 S Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282 , Phone: (480) 756-2122, Fax: (480) 345-2802
  • Quality Suites Tempe, 1635 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281 , Phone: (480) 947-3711, Fax: (480) 949-7902
  • The Buttes, A Marriott Resort, 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282 , Phone: (602) 225-9000, Fax: (602) 438-8622
  • Hotel Tempe/Phoenix Airport Innsuites Hotel & Suit, 1651 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 , Phone: (480) 897-7900, Fax: (480) 491-1008
  • La Quinta Motor Inn-tempe, 911 S 48 St, Tempe, AZ 85281 , Phone: (480) 967-4465, Fax: (480) 921-9172
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Tempe, 4400 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282 , Phone: (480) 897-7444, Fax: (480) 897-6112
  • Radison Tempe Mission Palms, 60 E Fifth St, Tempe, AZ 85281 , Phone: (480) 894-1400, Fax: (480) 968-7677
  • Days Inn & Suites - Tempe, 1660 W Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ 85284 , Phone: (480) 345-8585, Fax: (480) 345-7461
  • 37 other hotels and motels
All 45 fire-safe hotels and motels in Tempe, Arizona

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tempe travel time to work - commute


Tempe mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Tempe:

(Tempe, Arizona Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Tempe city (based on Maricopa County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.73%
Here39.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishAssemblies of God
Adherents43.4%12.6%6.3%4.9%4.7%
Congregations5.9%24.2%8.1%1.3%5.7%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches Independent Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents4.2%2.7%2.1%1.9%17.2%
Congregations3.7%3.2%1.0%1.8%45.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 501
Here:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 60
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 219
Maricopa County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 768
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,264
Maricopa County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Maricopa County:

7.7%
State:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.5%
State:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.8%
Arizona:

14.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 142$845,710$71,4686$10,262
Other Government Administration 54$312,511$69,4478$9,932
Judicial and Legal 57$327,674$68,98418$43,003
Police Protection - Officers 312$2,187,412$84,1310$0
Police - Other 165$698,032$50,76621$40,981
Firefighters 135$938,599$83,4310$0
Fire - Other 22$119,330$65,0891$1,032
Correction 35$151,694$52,0091$1,388
Streets and Highways 92$473,517$61,7635$6,485
Welfare 38$180,089$56,870138$129,244
Health 11$62,222$67,87910$14,863
Solid Waste Management 62$259,893$50,3021$531
Sewerage 19$103,626$65,4480$0
Parks and Recreation 136$628,174$55,427262$193,094
Housing and Community Development(Local) 92$506,167$66,02221$37,802
Water Supply 108$557,062$61,8968$13,038
Transit 30$169,482$67,7932$6,801
Local Libraries 34$158,392$55,90340$32,156
Other and Unallocable 94$363,441$46,3975$12,491
Totals for Government 1,638$9,043,027$66,249547$553,103

Tempe government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Transit Utilities: $85,232,000 ($510.85)
    Water Utilities: $47,153,000 ($282.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,543,000 ($260.98)
    Police Protection: $9,471,000 ($56.77)
    Regular Highways: $9,321,000 ($55.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,846,000 ($17.06)
    Central Staff Services: $2,293,000 ($13.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,193,000 ($7.15)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $56,794,000 ($340.41)
    Transit Utilities: $25,211,000 ($151.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,120,000 ($120.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,653,000 ($117.79)
    Water Utilities: $18,712,000 ($112.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,096,000 ($108.46)
    Regular Highways: $14,398,000 ($86.30)
    Sewerage: $12,475,000 ($74.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,818,000 ($64.84)
    Central Staff Services: $7,664,000 ($45.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,429,000 ($44.53)
    General Public Buildings: $7,258,000 ($43.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,290,000 ($31.71)
    Libraries: $4,612,000 ($27.64)
    General - Other: $4,271,000 ($25.60)
    Financial Administration: $4,252,000 ($25.49)
    Corrections - Other: $2,634,000 ($15.79)
    Health - Other: $464,000 ($2.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,188,000 ($61.06)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $4,601,000 ($27.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,784,000 ($10.69)
    Financial Administration: $1,642,000 ($9.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,504,000 ($9.01)
    Water Utilities: $636,000 ($3.81)
    Police Protection: $461,000 ($2.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $228,000 ($1.37)
    Regular Highways: $154,000 ($0.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000 ($0.60)
    Transit Utilities: $94,000 ($0.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $81,000 ($0.49)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $15,000 ($0.09)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($0.04)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $105,149,000 ($630.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,094,000 ($30.53)

Tempe government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,174,000 ($114.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,990,000 ($77.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,873,000 ($41.19)
    All Other: $603,000 ($3.61)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $13,813,000 ($82.79)
    All Other: $12,142,000 ($72.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $35,371,000 ($212.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,197,000 ($55.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,539,000 ($51.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,110,000 ($30.63)
    Sale of Property: $3,141,000 ($18.83)
    Special Assessments: $2,705,000 ($16.21)
    Rents: $2,205,000 ($13.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,826,000 ($166.78)
    Transit Utilities: $517,000 ($3.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $33,419,000 ($200.30)
    Highways: $12,021,000 ($72.05)
    All Other: $1,276,000 ($7.65)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $113,213,000 ($678.56)
    Property: $35,695,000 ($213.94)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $6,516,000 ($39.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,202,000 ($19.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,689,000 ($10.12)
    Other License: $698,000 ($4.18)

Tempe government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $501,995,000 ($3008.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $344,990,000 ($2067.76)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,870,000 ($1072.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,865,000 ($131.05)

Tempe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,583,000 ($512.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $232,635,000 ($1394.34)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,663,000 ($171.80)

7.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Arizona average:

8.20%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($585 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

0.14%
Arizona average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.46% ($42,786 average AGI)
from Pinal County, AZ  0.24% ($41,886)
from Pima County, AZ  0.23% ($41,401)


5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Arizona average:

5.96%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($856 average AGI)
Maricopa County:

0.08%
Arizona average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pinal County, AZ  0.70% ($51,347 average AGI)
to Yavapai County, AZ  0.17% ($50,328)
to Pima County, AZ  0.17% ($44,290)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tempe:

  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KDUS (1060 AM; 5 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: TEMPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KFYI (550 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTAR (620 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXAM (1310 AM; 5 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: EMBEE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZG (1440 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; Owner: CACTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KASA (1540 AM; 10 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KASA RADIO HOGAR, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXEM (1010 AM; 15 kW; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES OF PHOENIX, INC.)
  • KSUN (1400 AM; 1 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FIESTA RADIO, INC.)
  • KFNN (1510 AM; 22 kW; MESA, AZ; Owner: CRC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPHX (1480 AM; 5 kW; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CORP. OF ARIZONA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tempe:

  • KSLX-FM (100.7 FM; SCOTTSDALE, AZ; Owner: CACTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLT (98.7 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KKFR (92.3 FM; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KZON (101.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KESZ (99.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOOL-FM (94.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFLR-FM (90.3 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYOT-FM (95.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMXP (96.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZZP (104.7 FM; MESA, AZ; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNIX-FM (102.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUPD (97.9 FM; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: TEMPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KDKB (93.3 FM; MESA, AZ; Owner: MESA RADIO, INC.)
  • KJZZ (91.5 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMM. COLLEGE DIST.)
  • K240CV (95.9 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ZORBA RESOURCES, INC.)
  • K207CO (89.3 FM; SUN LAKES, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA CNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST)
  • K224CJ (92.7 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ZORBA RESOURCES, INC.)
  • K216FO (91.1 FM; GUADALUPE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KPHF (88.3 FM; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMLE (107.9 FM; CHANDLER, AZ; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tempe:

  • KAET (Channel 8; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KPHO-TV (Channel 5; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KTVK (Channel 3; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KTVK, INC.)
  • KPPX (Channel 51; TOLLESON, AZ; Owner: AMERICA 51, L.P.)
  • KUTP (Channel 45; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPNX (Channel 12; MESA, AZ; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSAZ-TV (Channel 10; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KSAZ LICENSE, INC.)
  • KASW (Channel 61; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KASW-TV, INC.)
  • KNXV-TV (Channel 15; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTVW-TV (Channel 33; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KTVW LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KDRX-CA (Channel 48; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: NBC TELEMUNDO PHOENIX, INC.)
  • K53GF (Channel 53; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: SPANISH INDEPENDENT BROADCAST NETWORK, LLC)
  • KFPH-CA (Channel 39; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: TELEFUTURA PARTNERSHIP OF PHOENIX)
  • KTVP-LP (Channel 64; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAZT-CA (Channel 27; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)
  • KDTP (Channel 39; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION EDUCATORS, INC.)
  • KPAZ-TV (Channel 21; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF ARIZONA, INC.)
  • K55EH (Channel 55; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)
  • KPHZ-LP (Channel 58; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: NBC TELEMUNDO PHOENIX, INC.)
  • K57HX (Channel 57; MESA, AZ; Owner: KAZT, L.L.C.)
  • K43GV (Channel 43; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: TELEVISION APOGEO DE PHOENIX, LLC)
  • KPSW-LP (Channel 41; PHOENIX, AZ; Owner: TELEVISION APOGEO DE PHOENIX, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Tempe fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 193
Total length: 2,869 meters (9,413ft)
Total costs: $161,845,000
Total average daily traffic: 13,464,028
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,425,526

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 17
  • 1970-1979: 24
  • 1980-1989: 12
  • 1990-1999: 109
  • 2000-2009: 26
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Tempe, AZ

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tempe)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 242 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tempe, AZ)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 193 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 830 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tempe)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Tempe)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 300 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED535$171,921528$187,0722,539$198,03160$135,3017$4,025,429371$186,20711$157,744
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$147,82146$185,960296$191,68214$51,4070$039$158,7955$36,478
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$165,975129$154,305843$206,33665$85,6602$1,259,500181$161,90316$34,964
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN64$167,52985$183,255447$189,75016$103,6940$083$141,5332$64,660
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$178,14419$162,470111$195,7287$113,7140$028$161,6770$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 36 tracts in Tempe, AZ

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 30 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED75$227,87538$219,3913$188,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$256,01328$214,6818$197,375
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$264,9054$282,2501$218,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$188,5004$300,2500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$255,8460$02$292,435

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 673
  • Hazardous Condition: 210
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Tempe


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tempe, AZ

Most common first names in Tempe, AZ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary46778.8 years
John44272.7 years
Robert37570.1 years
William36574.7 years
James30469.7 years
Helen23080.9 years
George22676.6 years
Charles22074.4 years
Margaret18180.7 years
Dorothy17879.7 years
Most common last names in Tempe, AZ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13176.6 years
Smith12275.5 years
Miller10076.3 years
Jones8873.8 years
Brown7874.5 years
Williams7176.1 years
Clark6275.0 years
Davis6076.6 years
Anderson6076.1 years
Martin5673.3 years
Businesses in Tempe, AZ
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Kroger6
7-Eleven7LA Fitness2
AMF Bowling1La Quinta1
AT&T4Lane Bryant2
Ace Hardware3Lane Furniture2
Aeropostale2LensCrafters1
Albertsons1Levi Strauss & Co.2
American Eagle Outfitters2Little Caesars Pizza4
Applebee's2Long John Silver's2
Arby's5Lowe's1
AutoZone3Marriott5
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill3Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's10
Best Western2Men's Wearhouse1
Big O Tires1Motel 63
Blockbuster5Motherhood Maternity2
Budget Car Rental1New Balance7
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike18
Burger King2OfficeMax3
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy2
CVS5Olive Garden1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Charlotte Russe2Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A1Pac Sun2
Chico's1Panda Express4
Chipotle3Payless3
Church's Chicken1Penske2
Cinnabon 1PetSmart2
Clarks1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Popeyes2
Costco1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cricket Wireless9Quality3
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack4
Days Inn1Ramada2
Dennys5Red Robin2
Discount Tire3Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza3Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts4SONIC Drive-In2
Eddie Bauer1Safeway2
El Pollo Loco2Sears2
Famous Footwear2Sephora1
FedEx28Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line2Sprint Nextel4
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Forever 211Starbucks18
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Studio 61
GNC3Subway14
GameStop3Super 81
Gap2T-Mobile13
Gymboree1Taco Bell6
H&R Block7Target2
Haagen-Dazs1The Room Place3
Hawthorn1Toys"R"Us2
Holiday Inn2Trader Joe's1
Home Depot2U-Haul8
Homestead Studio Suites1UPS17
Hot Topic1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP1Vans9
IKEA1Verizon Wireless6
IZOD1Victoria's Secret2
JCPenney2Vons2
Jack In The Box8Waffle House1
Jamba Juice3Walgreens5
Jimmy John's6Walmart3
Johnny Rockets1Wendy's8
Journeys2Wet Seal2
Juicy Couture1Whole Foods Market1
KFC1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Tempe, AZ


Tempe on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average sunshine amount"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of days clear of clouds"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest increase in population in the 1970s"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Air transportation (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers (population 50,000+)"
  • #101 (85282) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael H. Slayton (67)
  • Neil O. Shotton (30)
  • Gary H. Loechelt (29)
  • Kevin D. Howard (23)
  • Ashok K. Jain (20)
  • Omid Oliaei (17)
  • Richard Alexander Erhart (17)
  • Robert Bruce Davies (16)
  • Chia-Pin Chiu (16)
  • Todd A. Kallmyer (15)

Total of 1784 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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