Tempe, AZ 

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+12.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

113 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

4.4 / 8.6

summer / winter

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Tempe, AZ

Tempe, Arizona is a vibrant city located just south of Phoenix. Home to the main campus of Arizona State University, this bustling city offers plenty to explore for locals and visitors alike. From festivals and outdoor activities like golfing, kayaking, and hiking to shopping centers and local eateries, there are plenty of things to do in Tempe. With its friendly atmosphere and welcoming residents, Tempe is an ideal destination for those seeking a unique experience in the Southwest. Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley.
State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Metro Area
City: Tempe
Zip Codes: 85281 85282 85283 85284
Cost of Living: 13.0% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level
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Pleasant winters
Air service
Intense summer heat
Growth and sprawl
Rapidly rising home prices

What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


The unemployment rate in Tempe is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tempe jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Tempe's cost of living is 13.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Tempe's Cost of Living

April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Tempe, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%. More Voting Stats

Tempe's population is 178,862 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Tempe is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.9%.

Tempe public schools spend $11,053 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Tempe. More Education

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Housing Market in Tempe

It's a good time to buy in Tempe. Home Appreciation is up 9.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Tempe is .

Reviews for Tempe   20 Reviews
Love of Arizona - 6/7/2014
Lived in Arizona 55 yrs Phoenix /Tempe lost my job and got a offer to keep my job but had to move Fall River MA. I will take the heat over days of cold anytime . January... Read More

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HOT!!!! - 12/24/2012
I love the sun, but this area is 110+ from May through November! Each year the hot weather gets hotter and the season gets longer. And it doesn't matter that there is... Read More

Finally Under 100 degrees - 10/16/2012
I admit it right up front, I am not a native Arizonian! I just survived my third Arizona summer and I am so relieved it is over. It is now the middle of Oct and finally... Read More

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