Tempe is a relatively large city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 184,118 people and 41 constituent neighborhoods, Tempe is the ninth largest community in Arizona.
Tempe real estate is some of the most expensive in Arizona, although Tempe house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Tempe has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Tempe telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Tempe really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Tempe is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Tempe more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Tempe’s character and quality of life.
Not only is Tempe a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Tempe a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The education level of Tempe ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Tempe, 47.55% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Tempe in 2018 was $35,880, which is wealthy relative to Arizona, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,520 for a family of four. However, Tempe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Tempe is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tempe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tempe residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Tempe also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tempe include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Tempe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.