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About the Area


Live in Tempe
Tempe is a smart place to call home. About 40 percent of the city’s 161,000 residents over 25 years of age have bachelor’s degrees or better. The city is close to everything, being located in the center of the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Work in Tempe
Businesses in Tempe employ approximately 150,000 people. Tempe's top employers include companies such as Insight Computers, Arizona State University, Wells Fargo, Edward Jones and US Airway. Major industry sectors include finance, insurance and real estate; high technology; manufacturing; retail; and tourism. The median income is $60,800.

Play in Tempe
Tempe is a creative, vibrant community that offers its rich history, culture, shopping, dining, nightlife, sports and special events. Experience Tempe your own way: plan to kayak on the Tempe Town Lake, enjoy a Broadway performance at ASU Gammage or hike the picturesque Papago Buttes. Visit the Tempe Tourism Office for the latest suggestions.