Tempe demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4,3705791
Median age28.537.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%53%55%
Speak English75%73%79%
Speak Spanish14%20%13%
Tempe, AZ has a population of 174,708 and is the 142nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,370 per sq mi which is 7502% higher than the Arizona average and 4724% higher than the national average. The median age in Tempe is 29 which is approximately 23% lower than the Arizona average of 37. In Tempe, 34% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 75% speak English and 14% speak Spanish. 37% of Tempe residents were born in Arizona, 48% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 14% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Tempe is 7502% higher than Arizona.
  • The median age in Tempe is 23% lower than Arizona.
  • In Tempe 69.88% of the population is White.
  • In Tempe 5.91% of the population is African American.
  • In Tempe 7.66% of the population is Asian.

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Tempe population breakdown by race

African American5.91%4.27%12.63%
American Indian2.60%4.41%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.46%0.19%0.18%
Mixed race4.16%3.31%3.06%
Other race9.33%6.97%4.75%
In Tempe, 22.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Tempe age breakdown

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Source: The Tempe, AZ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).