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1.7% growth
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1.72% growth
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3.88% growth
Median Property Value
2.94% growth

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The economy of Tempe, AZ employs 93,099 people. The economy of Tempe, AZ is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Educational Services; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 1.51; 1.49; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tempe, AZ are Educational Services (13,022), Retail trade (12,123), and Accommodation & Food Service (11,272), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,971), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($61,250), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,547).

Median household income in Tempe, AZ is $49,012. Males in Tempe, AZ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,716. The income inequality of Tempe, AZ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Tempe, AZ. In Maricopa County, AZ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 71 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,472. Apache County, AZ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arizona.


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Tempe, AZ is home to a population of 169,816 people, from which 90.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tempe, AZ is composed of 101,174 White residents (59.6%), 38,307 Hispanic residents (22.6%), 12,089 Asian residents (7.12%), 8,915 Black residents (5.25%), and 4,804 Two+ residents (2.83%). The most common foreign languages in Tempe, AZ are Spanish (23,355 speakers), Chinese (3,668 speakers), and Other Asian (1,662 speakers), but compared to other places, Tempe, AZ has a relative high number of Navajo (825 speakers), Hindi (1,254 speakers), and Thai (274 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Tempe, AZ awarded 69,868 degrees. The student population of Tempe, AZ is skewed towards females, with 26,277 male students and 43,591 female students. Most students in Tempe, AZ are White (32,064 and 45.9%), followed by Unknown (12,437 and 17.8%), Black or African American (9,513 and 13.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (8,153 and 11.7%). The largest universities in Tempe, AZ by number of graduates are University of Phoenix-Arizona (47,716 and 68.3%), Arizona State University-Tempe (13,876 and 19.9%), and Rio Salado College (5,794 and 8.29%). The most popular majors in Tempe, AZ are General Business Administration & Management (5,343 and 7.65%), Behavioral Sciences (2,346 and 3.36%), and Hospital & Health Care Facilities Management (1,940 and 2.78%). The median tuition costs in Tempe, AZ are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,484 and $24,784 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tempe, AZ is $203,000, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $197,200 to $203,000, a 2.94% increase. The homeownership rate of Tempe, AZ is 41.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tempe, AZ have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tempe, AZ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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