A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$219,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$985
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Tempe Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    283
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    58
    41
  • Robbery
    133
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    672
    500
  • Theft
    3,635
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    252
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,474
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Tempe Reviews

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Tempe is interesting for sure. The ASU campus/central location in Metro Phoenix make it very lively, young, and a hot bed/mecca for future jobs. Mill Avenue has tons of bars for the college kids, and you can find some divey places with young professionals. It does have a ton of traffic, but it is also connected by rail. It is for sure and by far the most progressive part of Phoenix. The neighborhoods are nice with historical homes. Not a whole lot to offer for outdoor activity, but its excellent for you bikers. Next best place for young people besides Scottsdale!
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Tempe is bustling with young, goal-oriented minds. There's an entire city just on the campus of Arizona State University alone! From authentic Mediterranean food to hole-in-the-wall pizzeria's, there's nothing Tempe doesn't have. A beautiful park all over the city, you will constantly find active folks. Don't forget the beautiful crowds that appear during the forth of July, lined-up along Tempe Town Lake to watch the fireworks dance in the sky. Maybe you'll even catch the city up on top of A Mountain!
Tempe Is a nice new addition to Arizona. This college town has a lot to offer to the youth and families near by. Such as kayaking at Tempe Town Lake, Obstacle race, paintball, concerts, unique Boutique. Diverse restaurants. We have Parades and events for holidays, it is a very festive! A Mountain for hiking, Plenty of dance clubs, karaoke clubs and bars for night time fun! For local transportation, we have three options light rail train, bus, and our Orbits (a free service small buses) to serve residential areas. Just another option for locals to get around. See the sites and other attractions. The only Problems I have with Tempe Is with all it must offer. We're still limited. Many fights have broken loose because of the division. Also, that they push alcohol on the students. College guys and women on liquor isn’t the best idea. We need more options more than just a place to get wasted or high.