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Welcome to Tempe ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Tempe has a population of 195,805 people<2> (see below for details).
Tempe was established in 1865.
The community of Tempe is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Tempe lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time
Tempe is located in the (480) area code.
The ZIP codes for Tempe: 85280 85285, 85287, 85289<4>
Websites for Tempe ...
Official Website: www.tempe.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.tempechamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tempe had an population of 195,805 people. This is an increase of 21.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.44% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Tempe had a population of 161,719 people. This makes Tempe the county's 7th most populous community.
The population of Tempe represents 2.53% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 161,719 people, the population of Tempe increased 1.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 158,625 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Tempe.
Adding Tempe to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Tempe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Tempe elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tempe on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Tempe ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Tempe - it's located in Kansas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tempe.
Communities near Tempe ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tempe.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tempe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tempe.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tempe. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tempe.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tempe. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tempe.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tempe ...
Looking for more information about Tempe? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Tempe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tempe.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Tempe: www.tempe.gov/
The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
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This page was last modified: 23 Jan 2021