Chandler, Arizona

Chandler: The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is located southeast of Phoenix. Chandler is known for its affluence, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Chandler Center for the Arts and the Chandler Museum.

About

Chandler is a city located in the county of Maricopa in the U.S. state of Arizona. Its population at the 2010 census was 236,123. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 265,398 inhabitants.

The city was created 112 years ago in 1911.

Chandler is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. With a population of over 265,000, it is one of the largest suburbs of Phoenix.

History and Development

Chandler was founded as an agricultural town in 1912. Rapid growth took place in the late 20th century, transitioning it into a technology and innovation hub.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded by Dr. A.J. Chandler in 1912
  • Agriculture and cotton farming drove early development
  • Became an affluent suburban city after 1980
  • Emerged as a center for technology companies in the 1990s

Economy and Major Industries

Chandler has a strong, diverse economy focused around technology, manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, and education.

Major companies headquartered in Chandler:

  • Intel Corporation (semiconductor manufacturing)
  • Microchip Technology (integrated circuits)
  • Rogers Corporation (engineered materials)
  • Orbital ATK (aerospace and defense technology)

The city is home to many tech startups and innovation-driven businesses as well.

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular attractions in Chandler include:

  • Chandler Fashion Center and Chandler Mall
  • The Downtowner area with dining, nightlife and entertainment
  • Chandler Museum showcasing local history
  • Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center water park
  • Arrowhead Towne Center shopping district

The city boasts many public parks, golf courses, recreation centers, and excellent dining and shopping options.

Chandler locator map
Location of Chandler on Arizona map.

Quick Facts about Chandler

Population : 265,398 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arizona (United States)
County : Maricopa County
Head of government : mayor
Phone Area Codes : 480
Water as percent of area : 0.17%
Land as percent of area : 99.83%
Altitude : 1,214 feet / 370 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1912 (112 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 17:44:28 (27th February 2024)
Postal code : 85224
Population growth : 11.03% (2010-2020)
Chandler AZ downtown image
Chandler AZ downtown
Chandler AZ downtown image

Geography

Chandler is located at 33°18'22"N 111°50'29"W (33.3061600, -111.8412500).

Chandler map

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Demographics

The population of Chandler increased by 11.03% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 236,123 - census
2011 236,834 0.3% estimation process
2012 237,660 0.35% estimation process
2013 239,888 0.93% estimation process
2014 240,888 0.42% estimation process
2015 243,679 1.15% estimation process
2016 247,845 1.68% estimation process
2017 253,599 2.27% estimation process
2018 257,186 1.39% estimation process
2019 261,165 1.52% estimation process
2020 265,398 1.59% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 58,632
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 48,564
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 20.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 53,658
April 1, 2010 Population : 48,571
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.6%
People over 65 (%) : 20.0%
Female persons, % : 51.3%
White only, percent : 73.6%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 7.2%
Asians alone % : 1.8%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 6.0%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 43.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 43.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 4,060
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 10.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 65.5%

Chandler zip code is 85224. County name: Maricopa, County fips: 04013

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 65.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $150,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,167
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $414
2015-2019 median gross rent : $957
2015-2019 Households : 18,475
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.00
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 79.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 26.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 91.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 85.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 83.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 12.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 51.6%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 334,513
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,807,274
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 896,601
2012 total retail sales per capita : $17,941
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $52,841
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $24,067
Percentage of people living in poverty : 15.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 3,064
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,269
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,197
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 956
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,841
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 301
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,338
2010 population per square mile : 442.9
2010 land area in square miles : 109.67

People born in Chandler (47)

People born in Chandler, including singer Kylee, musician Roy Nichols, actress and dancer Liz Renay, .

List

  • Alexis Skye (American fashion model) she was born in 28/08/1974
  • Cameron Jordan (American football player) he was born in 10/07/1989
  • Dontay Moch (American football linebacker) he was born in 19/07/1988
  • Brea Lynn (American movie actress) she was born in 07/07/1982
  • Brett Hundley (American football player) he was born in 15/06/1993
  • Chris DeGeare (American football player) he was born in 17/02/1987
  • Christian Westerman (American football player) he was born in 23/02/1993
  • Danielle Demski (American television presenter) she was born in 01/01/1981
  • Dion Jordan (American football player, defensive end, outside linebacker) he was born in 05/03/1990
  • Eddie Basha, Jr. (American businessman) he was born in 24/08/1937
  • Gerald Ellis Rosen (American judge) he was born in 26/10/1951
  • Jose Rosete (American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer) he was born in 22/10/1975
  • Melissa Buhl (American racing cyclist) she was born in 25/01/1982
  • Kerry Taylor (American football player) he was born in 20/02/1989
  • Lawrence Westbrook (American basketball player) he was born in 17/01/1988
  • Markus Wheaton (American football player) he was born in 07/02/1991
  • Ryan Turner (American association footballer) he was born in 14/05/1976
  • T. J. Clark (American racing driver) he was born in 25/02/1962

Schools in Chandler

College & universities near Chandler, AZ

Code Name City ZIP
455725 Studio Academy of Beauty Chandler (AZ) 85224
364025 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler (AZ) 85225-2499
445027 American InterContinental University Chandler (AZ) 85286
436614 International Baptist College and Seminary Chandler (AZ) 85286
104443 Empire Beauty School-Chandler Chandler (AZ) 85224

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Chandler, AZ

Code Name Address Type
PHA Phoenix (Airport), Arizona 3400 East Sky Harbor Blvd. BUS
PHG Phoenix (Greyhound), Arizona 2115 East Buckeye Road BUS
MRC Maricopa 19427 N. John Wayne Parkway RAIL
PXN Phoenix (Metro Center Transit Station), Arizona 9617 North Metro Parkway West BUS

Post offices near Chandler

Post Office Name City ZIP
Chandler Post Office Chandler (AZ) 85225
Andersen Spring Post Office Chandler (AZ) 85224
Fiesta Annex Post Office Gilbert (AZ) 85233
Gilber Post Office Gilbert (AZ) 85234
Ocotill Post Office Chandler (AZ) 85248

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Other cities in Maricopa County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Maricopa County , AZ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Phoenix 1,708,127 The fifth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Mesa 528,159 The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Mesa metropolitan area.
Scottsdale 262,647 The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Scottsdale metropolitan area.
Gilbert 257,658 The fifth most populous city in Arizona.
Glendale 255,307 The second most populous city in Arizona.
Maryvale 208,189 Urban village in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Tempe 200,402 The third most populous city in Arizona.
Peoria 179,872 The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Tempe Junction 158,368 A census-designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Surprise 147,965 The seventh most populous city in Arizona.
Goodyear 90,622 The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Avondale 88,914 The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Buckeye 85,224 Town in Maricopa County, Arizona
Queen Creek 60,097 Town in Arizona, United States
Sun City 37,499 Census designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
El Mirage 36,481 City in Arizona

Distance to Other Cities

Chandler distances to largest Arizona cities