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Tempe, Arizona

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Welcome to Tempe ...

The city of Tempe is located in Maricopa County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Tempe has a population of 192,364 people<1> (see below for details).

Tempe was established in 1865.

The community of Tempe is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Tempe lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Tempe is within the boundaries of the (480) area code.

The ZIP codes for Tempe: 85280 85285, 85287, 85289<3>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Tempe had an population of 192,364 people. This is an increase of 18.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.27% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tempe.

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.

Websites for Tempe ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tempe. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tempe. Our list includes 21 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Tempe ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Phoenix   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the West (W) of Tempe

Mesa   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Tempe

Chandler   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Tempe

Glendale   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Tempe

Gilbert   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Tempe

Fountain Hills   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Tempe

Paradise Valley   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of Tempe

Tolleson   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Tempe

Scottsdale   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of Tempe

Ahwatukee   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Tempe

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Tempe.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tempe:

The official website for Maricopa County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tempe.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tempe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Tempe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tempe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tempe) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tempe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tempe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tempe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4220, Longitude: -111.9400     [Map].






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