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Tempe, AZ (Arizona) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $323,600 (it was $126,700 in 2000)
Tempe:

$323,600
Arizona:

$255,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $252,300 - $417,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $364,292
Here:

$364,292
State:

$339,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $214,797
Here:

$214,797
State:

$267,800

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $230,078
Here:

$230,078
State:

$387,093

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $227,789
Here:

$227,789
State:

$236,921

Mobile homes: $38,076
Here:

$38,076
State:

$80,695

Tempe,AZ index of house prices

Total population: 172,816 (Urban population: 158,400, Rural population: 26 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 85,556 (76,669 occupied: 30,789 owner occupied, 45,880 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

35%

Housing density: 2,136 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $576,745.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,133 (lower quartile is $938, upper quartile is $1,419)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,159


Median gross rent in Tempe, AZ in 2019: $1,237

Housing units in Tempe with a mortgage: 18,610 (862 second mortgage, 1,627 home equity loan, 48 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,179

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $113,075

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $84,833

Median monthly housing costs: $1,226

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Tempe, Arizona Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1977

Median year apartment built: 1986

Household type by relationship:

Households: 195,816
  • Male householders: 44,608 (13,588 living alone), Female householders: 32,061 (10,705 living alone)
  • 23,580 spouses (23,141 opposite-sex spouses), 7,130 unmarried partners, (6,423 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 35,017 children (33,007 natural, 653 adopted, 1,357 stepchildren), 2,473 grandchildren, 4,606 brothers or sisters, 2,576 parents, 0 foster children, 4,238 other relatives, 27,362 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 12,165

Size of family households: 18,207 2-persons, 8,677 3-persons, 6,365 4-persons, 2,156 5-persons, 856 6-persons, 110 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,293 1-person, 11,171 2-persons, 2,913 3-persons, 1,632 4-persons, 250 5-persons, 39 6-persons.

15,203 married couples with children.
6,315 single-parent households (2,095 men, 4,220 women).

73.7% of residents of Tempe speak English at home.
13.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
5.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 29,908 (15.3%)
(38.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Tempe, Arizona
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Tempe, Arizona
  • 110no bedroom
  • 6411 bedroom
  • 2,9302 bedrooms
  • 15,6123 bedrooms
  • 9,0734 bedrooms
  • 2,4235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tempe, Arizona
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tempe, Arizona
  • 6,522no bedroom
  • 8,4601 bedroom
  • 19,9622 bedrooms
  • 9,0913 bedrooms
  • 1,8064 bedrooms
  • 395+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Tempe in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tempe in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 842no vehicle
  • 8,4651 vehicle
  • 12,9542 vehicles
  • 7,1063 vehicles
  • 8324 vehicles
  • 5905+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Tempe in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Tempe in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,891no vehicle
  • 20,9571 vehicle
  • 14,0592 vehicles
  • 2,6923 vehicles
  • 1,2304 vehicles
  • 515+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tempe, Arizona
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tempe, Arizona
  • 1101 room
  • 712 rooms
  • 5383 rooms
  • 1,9874 rooms
  • 5,6295 rooms
  • 8,3126 rooms
  • 5,7187 rooms
  • 4,5448 rooms
  • 3,8809+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tempe, Arizona
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tempe, Arizona
  • 5,9191 room
  • 3,7712 rooms
  • 7,6513 rooms
  • 12,8974 rooms
  • 7,6335 rooms
  • 5,4396 rooms
  • 1,5147 rooms
  • 4348 rooms
  • 6229+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Tempe, AZ
  • Tempe, AZ household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Tempe, AZ in 2019
  • 6,285Less than $10,000
  • 4,584$10,000 to $19,999
  • 5,198$20,000 to $29,999
  • 5,110$30,000 to $39,999
  • 8,173$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5,633$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,352$60,000 to $74,999
  • 10,278$75,000 to $99,999
  • 8,931$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,879$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5,206$150,000 to $199,999
  • 5,040$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Tempe, AZ

  • Distribution of house value in Tempe, AZ in 2019
  • 550Less than $10,000
  • 228$10,000 to $14,999
  • 128$15,000 to $19,999
  • 249$20,000 to $24,999
  • 128$25,000 to $29,999
  • 130$30,000 to $34,999
  • 43$35,000 to $39,999
  • 111$40,000 to $49,999
  • 33$50,000 to $59,999
  • 44$60,000 to $69,999
  • 111$70,000 to $79,999
  • 211$80,000 to $89,999
  • 143$90,000 to $99,999
  • 836$100,000 to $124,999
  • 762$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,639$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,310$175,000 to $199,999
  • 4,728$200,000 to $249,999
  • 6,993$250,000 to $299,999
  • 7,583$300,000 to $399,999
  • 3,666$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2,627$500,000 to $749,999
  • 552$750,000 to $999,999
  • 325$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 19$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 134$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Tempe, AZ

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Tempe, AZ in 2019
  • 140Less than $100
  • 19$100 to $149
  • 15$150 to $199
  • 35$200 to $249
  • 206$250 to $299
  • 41$300 to $349
  • 211$350 to $399
  • 184$400 to $449
  • 234$450 to $499
  • 472$500 to $549
  • 340$550 to $599
  • 834$600 to $649
  • 943$650 to $699
  • 1,410$700 to $749
  • 1,864$750 to $799
  • 5,296$800 to $899
  • 5,722$900 to $999
  • 11,477$1,000 to $1,249
  • 7,614$1,250 to $1,499
  • 7,021$1,500 to $1,999
  • 878$2,000 to $2,499
  • 303$2,500 to $2,999
  • 318$3,000 to $3,499
  • 145$3,500 or more
  • 980No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 98.5%
Number of people working at home: 6,042 (5.4% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,001
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 8,718
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 15,600
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 21,252
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 19,759
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 16,328
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 8,249
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,252
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,975
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 5,945
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,512
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,254
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Tempe

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 161,856 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 21,246 (10.2%)
  • Bus: 3,858 (1.8%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 507 (0.2%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 1,194 (0.6%)
  • Ferryboat: 60 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 3,564 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 4,434 (2.1%)
  • Walked: 6,401 (3.1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,042 (2.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.0%Males
  • 10.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 5.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.3%Males
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.5%Males
  • 8.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 4.7%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Tempe, Arizona
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Tempe, Arizona
  • 17,1262010 or later
  • 6,2122000 to 2009
  • 4,9231990 to 1999
  • 4,4271980 to 1989
  • 1,9481970 to 1979
  • 1,804Before 1970
Ancestries in Tempe, AZ

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 7,953 (7.3%)
  • English: 7,614 (7.0%)
  • Italian: 3,399 (3.1%)
  • European: 3,241 (3.0%)
  • Irish: 3,155 (2.9%)
  • American: 2,981 (2.7%)
  • Polish: 1,551 (1.4%)
  • Norwegian: 1,035 (1.0%)
  • French: 962 (0.9%)
  • Russian: 858 (0.8%)
  • Scottish: 785 (0.7%)
  • British: 585 (0.5%)
  • African: 536 (0.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 493 (0.5%)
  • Somali: 491 (0.5%)
  • Dutch: 490 (0.5%)
  • Swedish: 473 (0.4%)
  • Eastern European: 452 (0.4%)
  • Iranian: 366 (0.3%)
  • Northern European: 360 (0.3%)
  • Welsh: 353 (0.3%)
  • Canadian: 328 (0.3%)
  • Nigerian: 326 (0.3%)
  • Jordanian: 257 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 247 (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 237 (0.2%)
  • Yugoslavian: 211 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 210 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 205 (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 183 (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 176 (0.2%)
  • Turkish: 175 (0.2%)
  • Danish: 175 (0.2%)
  • Sudanese: 165 (0.2%)
  • Bahamian: 162 (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 156 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 148 (0.1%)
  • Arab: 121 (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 99 (0.09%)
  • Austrian: 98 (0.09%)
  • Egyptian: 89 (0.08%)
  • Portuguese: 89 (0.08%)
  • Croatian: 82 (0.08%)
  • Israeli: 75 (0.07%)
  • Swiss: 75 (0.07%)
  • Brazilian: 74 (0.07%)
  • Belgian: 72 (0.07%)
  • Ethiopian: 65 (0.06%)
  • Romanian: 64 (0.06%)
  • Serbian: 61 (0.06%)
  • Haitian: 57 (0.05%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 50 (0.05%)
  • Basque: 49 (0.05%)
  • Bulgarian: 40 (0.04%)
  • Afghan: 38 (0.03%)
  • Palestinian: 36 (0.03%)
  • Jamaican: 35 (0.03%)
  • South African: 33 (0.03%)
  • Slovene: 32 (0.03%)
  • Icelander: 32 (0.03%)
  • Slavic: 29 (0.03%)
  • Celtic: 28 (0.03%)
  • Ghanaian: 27 (0.02%)
  • West Indian: 26 (0.02%)
  • Macedonian: 25 (0.02%)
  • U.S. Virgin Islander: 24 (0.02%)
  • Albanian: 23 (0.02%)
  • Armenian: 23 (0.02%)
  • Belizean: 18 (0.02%)
  • Lithuanian: 16 (0.01%)
  • Syrian: 13 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 12 (0.01%)
  • German Russian: 7 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Tempe:

26.1% (7,983)
Arizona:

54.4% (511,861)

India
Tempe:

21.0% (6,416)
Arizona:

4.7% (43,796)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Tempe:

12.6% (3,865)
Arizona:

2.4% (22,319)

Philippines
Tempe:

2.8% (844)
Arizona:

3.4% (31,539)

Saudi Arabia
Tempe:

2.5% (775)
Arizona:

0.2% (1,952)

Canada
Tempe:

2.5% (757)
Arizona:

4.5% (41,907)

Kuwait
Tempe:

2.3% (706)
Arizona:

0.2% (1,722)

Vietnam
Tempe:

1.6% (497)
Arizona:

2.2% (20,567)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 70,317
  • Other state: 91,108
  • Northeast: 13,057
  • Midwest: 31,147
  • South: 14,788
  • West: 32,116

71.9% of Tempe residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42.3% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 19.6% lived in Arizona.


Tempe:

71.9%
State average:

82.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 329
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 348
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 263
  • 9th grade: 39
  • 10th grade: 620
  • 11th grade: 414
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 685
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,330
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,487
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 13,655
  • Associate degree: 4,769
  • Bachelor's degree: 19,830
  • Master's degree: 9,573
  • Professional school degree: 2,313
  • Doctorate degree: 2,180
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 297
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 320
  • 5th and 6th grade: 266
  • 7th and 8th grade: 108
  • 9th grade: 178
  • 10th grade: 86
  • 11th grade: 679
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 863
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,685
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,871
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 12,103
  • Associate degree: 5,232
  • Bachelor's degree: 17,979
  • Master's degree: 9,061
  • Professional school degree: 554
  • Doctorate degree: 1,794
Educational Attainment for Females
Tempe marital status for males
Tempe marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,794
  • One, attached: 6,410
  • Two: 1,075
  • 3 or 4: 5,335
  • 5 to 9: 5,735
  • 10 to 19: 10,663
  • 20 to 49: 7,449
  • 50 or more: 12,039
  • Mobile homes: 2,056

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,700

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 1.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Tempe
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tempe, AZ
  • 75.5%Electricity
  • 22.6%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tempe, AZ
  • 88.5%Electricity
  • 9.2%Utility gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 520
Here:

5.5%
Arizona:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 344
Here:

5.7%
Arizona:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,012
Here:

2.9%
Arizona:

13.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability