Chandler, AZ

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Population

245,160

1.25% growth

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$77,278

3.97% growth

Poverty Rate

9.12%


Number of Employees

128,734

2.01% growth

Median Property Value

$268,000

7.85% growth

About

In 2017, Chandler, AZ had a population of 245k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $77,278. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chandler, AZ grew from 242,131 to 245,160, a 1.25% increase and its median household income grew from $74,329 to $77,278, a 3.97% increase.

The population of Chandler, AZ is 59.1% White Alone, 21.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.56% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Chandler, AZ speak a non-English language, and 92.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chandler, AZ are Chandler-Gilbert Community College (2,705 degrees awarded in 2016), Studio Academy of Beauty (229 degrees), and Golf Academy of America-Phoenix (97 degrees).

The median property value in Chandler, AZ is $268,000, and the homeownership rate is 62.2%. Most people in Chandler, AZ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Chandler, AZ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Chandler, AZ employs 129k people. The largest industries in Chandler, AZ are Manufacturing (16,355 people), Retail Trade (14,827 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (14,396 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($79,306), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,692), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,348).

Median household income in Chandler, AZ is $77,278. Males in Chandler, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,169. The income inequality in Chandler, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,278

2017 value

± $1,853

3.97%

1 Year Growth

± 3.1%

Households in Chandler, AZ have a median annual income of $77,278, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,329 in 2016, which represents a 3.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,619

Average Male Salary

± $1,335

$46,169

Average Female Salary

± $1,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Arizona made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,397 ± $4,848

  2. White

    $48,861 ± $892

  3. Alaska Native

    $40,845 ± $31,991

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arizona workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Arizona by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chandler, AZ is from Arizona.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arizona was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arizona was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arizona in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arizona across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8128

  2. Census Tract 8132

  3. Census Tract 8133

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chandler, AZ was Census Tract 8128 with a value of $153,095, followed by Census Tract 8132 and Census Tract 8133, with respective values of $141,417 and $140,583.

The following map shows all of the places in Chandler, AZ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chandler, AZ (22.3k out of 244k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,841 ± 968

  2. Hispanic

    9,163 ± 756

  3. Asian

    2,177 ± 312

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chandler, AZ is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

129k

2017 Value

± 2,408

2.01%

1 Year growth

± 2.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chandler, AZ grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 126k employees to 129k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chandler, AZ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,544 people), Management Occupations (16,716 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,825 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chandler, AZ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chandler, AZ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,544 people), Management Occupations (16,716 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,825 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Chandler, AZ has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.77 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.81 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chandler, AZ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($94,090), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($85,930), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,897).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

129k

2017 Value

± 2,408

2.01%

1 Year growth

± 2.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chandler, AZ grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 126k employees to 129k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chandler, AZ, are Manufacturing (16,355 people), Retail Trade (14,827 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (14,396 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chandler, AZ, though some of these residents may live in Chandler, AZ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Chandler, AZ, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (16,355 people), Retail Trade (14,827 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (14,396 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Chandler, AZ has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.86 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.61 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chandler, AZ, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($79,306), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,692), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,348).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.6B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $16.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $23.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.7B) and Electronics ($16.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arizona products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$158B

2015 Value

$290B

Projected 2045 Value

83.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arizona trade was $158B. This is expected to increase 83.3% to $290B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arizona trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arizona to other states, or from other states to Arizona.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $21.9B

  2. $8.27B

  3. $4.07B

In 2015, the top outbound Arizona domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $21.9B, followed by Texas with $8.27B and New Mexico and $4.07B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arizona shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.9% of the population of Chandler, AZ has health coverage, with 62.5% on employee plans, 9.39% on Medicaid, 7.19% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Chandler, AZ was $6,452 in 2014. This is a 3.03% increase from the previous year ($6,262).

Primary care physicians in Chandler, AZ see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1516 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 820 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.9%). Additionally, Apache County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arizona see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.198% increase from the previous year (1,516 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Arizona in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,452

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,035

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,032

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,096

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arizona (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.03%, from $6,262 to $6,452.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.06%

Uninsured

62.5%

Employer Coverage

9.39%

Medicaid

7.19%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chandler, AZ declined by 9.21% from 8.88% to 8.06%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chandler, AZ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.9% prevalence

  2. 14.3% prevalence

  3. 13.1% prevalence

La Paz County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arizona, at 14.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arizona by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Chandler, AZ is home to a population of 245k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Chandler, AZ residents were born outside of the country (36.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chandler, AZ is composed of 145k White Alone residents (59.1%), 53.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (21.8%), 23.4k Asian Alone residents (9.56%), 12.3k Black or African American Alone residents (5.02%), 7.45k Two or More Races residents (3.04%), 2.99k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.22%), 405 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.165%), and 373 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.152%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chandler, AZ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chandler, AZ was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Chandler, AZ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Chandler, AZ residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    36.7k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Chandler, AZ residents (36.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chandler, AZ was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    511,535 ± 16,887 people

  2. Canada

    42,113 ± 5,023 people

  3. India

    35,674 ± 4,625 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arizona was Mexico, the natal country of 511,535 Arizona residents, followed by Canada with 42,113 and India with 35,674.

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Citizenship

92.1%

2017 Citizenship

92.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.1% of Chandler, AZ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chandler, AZ was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    145k ± 2.29k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    53.4k ± 2.08k

  3. Asian Alone

    23.4k ± 1.31k

In 2017, there were 2.71 times more White Alone residents (145k people) in Chandler, AZ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.4k Hispanic or Latino and 23.4k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Chandler, AZ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Chandler, AZ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Chandler, AZ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Chandler, AZ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,886 ± 322

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,625 ± 361

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,458 ± 349

Chandler, AZ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chandler, AZ awarded 3,075 degrees. The student population of Chandler, AZ is skewed towards women, with 7,062 male students and 8,195 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chandler, AZ are White (1,723 and 56.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (657 and 21.5%), Unknown (269 and 8.79%), and Asian (152 and 4.96%).

The largest universities in Chandler, AZ by number of degrees awarded are Chandler-Gilbert Community College (2,705 and 88%), Studio Academy of Beauty (229 and 7.45%), and Golf Academy of America-Phoenix (97 and 3.15%).

The most popular majors in Chandler, AZ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,290 and 42%), General Business Administration & Management (217 and 7.06%), and General Business (214 and 6.96%).

The median tuition costs in Chandler, AZ are $10,500 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 201 degrees awarded

  2. 176 degrees awarded

  3. 688 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Chandler, AZ was General Business with 201 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Chandler, AZ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,705 degrees awarded

  2. 229 degrees awarded

  3. 97 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$10,500

Median Private

In 2016, the Chandler, AZ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chandler-Gilbert Community College with 2,705 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,478

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,597

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,478 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chandler, AZ, which is 0.925 times less than the 1,597 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Chandler, AZ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,723 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    657 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    269 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chandler, AZ were to White students. These 1,723 degrees mean that there were 2.62 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 657 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chandler, AZ was $268,000 in 2017, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $248,500 to $268,000, a 7.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Chandler, AZ is 62.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chandler, AZ have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chandler, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$77,278

Median Household Income

± $1,853

87.3k

Number of Households

± 1,799

In 2017, the median household income of the 87.3k households in Chandler, AZ grew to $77,278 from the previous year's value of $74,329.

The following chart displays the households in Chandler, AZ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$268,000

2017 Median

± $3,743

$248,500

2016 Median

± $3,128

In 2017, the median property value in Chandler, AZ grew to to $268,000 from the previous year's value of $248,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chandler, AZ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chandler, AZ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Chandler, AZ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chandler, AZ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%

2017 Homeownership

61.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.2% of the housing units in Chandler, AZ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Chandler, AZ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chandler, AZ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chandler, AZ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chandler, AZ have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in Chandler, AZ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chandler, AZ was Drove Alone (78.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Worked At Home (6.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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