Income/capita 7%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 11%
Income per capita$27,705$26,686$29,829
Median household income$50,474$51,340$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,797$63,012$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,403$35,905$35,192
Median earnings male$28,733$33,127$36,919
Median earnings female$23,495$25,835$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%4.7%4.7%
Poverty level21.6%17.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Tempe is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Tempe is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Tempe is 11% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Tempe is 43% higher than the national average

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      Tempe employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.1%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector9.2%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services5.9%7.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%12.9%
      Public administration2.9%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%2.3%
      Education, health & social services15.8%32.5%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,833$173,487214%
      Gilbert, AZ226,832$85,58155%
      Scottsdale, AZ234,495$76,54338%
      Fountain Hills, AZ23,863$75,29736%
      Chandler, AZ242,131$74,32934%
      Tempe, AZ174,708$50,4749%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Garden Grove, CA174,676$60,5229%
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,153$51,6487%
      Chattanooga, TN175,462$41,27825%
      Oceanside, CA173,829$58,9497%
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,652$50,8298%
      Tempe, AZ174,708$50,4749%
      Source: The Tempe, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).