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About the Area

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Live in Tempe
​Tempe is a smart place to call home. About 40 percent of the city’s 182,000 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. Phoenix is America's fifth largest city.

Work in Tempe
​Businesses in Tempe employ approximately 150,000 people. Tempe’s top employers include Arizona State University, State Farm, Wells Fargo, American Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, Amazon and Honeywell. Major industry sectors include education, finance, insurance and real estate, 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, spend the night out on Mill Avenue or hike the picturesque Papago Buttes. Visit the Tempe Tourism Office for the latest suggestions.