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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Tempe is a city in Arizona with a population of 178,339. Tempe is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Tempe offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tempe there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Tempe and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Tempe are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Tempe Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    288
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    93.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    100.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    539.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,313.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    285.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Tempe

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,829
National
$55,322
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Tempe is a solid place with community experiences and job opportunities for those willing to look for them! Between busses, the lightrail, and city unaffiliated means of transportation like Uber, Lyft and public scooters around the campus, it is very accessible for students going to ASU. There are plenty of volunteering opportunities scattered around, as well.
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Tempe Arizona is full of culture, experience, and many fun options for food and drink! Everything you would need is very close and looking for fun new things to do comes easy in this city, for there is Tempe Town Lake to get some fun family water activities and fests thrown almost every weekend. If you are in the party mood Mill Ave is the hot spot with places to chill and others to party all night on the dance floor! There are many shopping locations, with Arizona Mills and Tempe Market Place being the two most popular.
I love urban areas, and Tempe is definitely that! There are a lot things to do and places to go. Definitely an ideal college town, and I particularly like how many places are open at late hours. The only things that I would personally change are common among many big cities, like the amount of homeless people on the street.