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Overview

Introduction to Chandler, Arizona

Chandler was originally settled in the early 1890's, and is a city of over 210,000 people. Chandler is part of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which is the fourteenth largest in the United States with a population over 3.2 million people.

Chandler is located in south/central Arizona. It is about a thirty minute drive southeast of Phoenix. There is one Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Chandler. Nearby Phoenix is also home to seven Fortune 1000 companies, and nearby Scottsdale is home to three more.

Chandler has a hot arid climate. January is the coolest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 67 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Chandler receives more than 330 sunny day a year and very little rain.

Chandler Arts and Entertainment

For a city of modest size, Chandler provides a good assortment of arts and entertainment offerings. Some of the more notable arts and entertainment offerings include:

  • The Arizona Railway Museum
  • The Chandler Center for the Arts
  • The Chandler Museum
  • The Commemorative Air Force Museum

Chandler also hosts over 20 festivals and events every year from Chihuahua Races to an Ostrich Festival, and more.

As a suburb of Phoenix, Chandler residents and visitors can easily enjoy all of the arts and entertainment offerings of nearby Phoenix, Arizona's largest city, and the sixth largest city in the United States.

For sports enthusiasts, nearby Glendale is home to the National Football League's (NFL) Arizona Cardinals, the National Hockey League's (NHL) Phoenix Coyotes, and the national Lacrosse League's (NLL) Arizona Sting. Other nearby professional sports offerings include the Arena Football Leagues's (AFL) Arizona Rattlers, Major League Baseball's (MLB) Arizona Diamondbacks, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Phoenix Suns, and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.

In addition, in the spring of every year, nine major league baseball teams come to the Phoenix area for spring training. Nearby Scottsdale is also home to the FBR Open Golf Tournament.

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People

Total Population 250,202
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 127,484
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.9%
Median Earnings25+ $43,988
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,430
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,460

Wealth

Median Family Income $84,761
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,118
Median House Value $232,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.4%
Irish 10.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chandler Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles S of Mesa, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85224, 85225, 85226, 85248, 85249
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85244, 85246
Phone Area Codes 480
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.306
Longitude -111.84

Chandler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MESA
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 67 F
Apr Temp 54 to 85 F
Jul Temp 77 to 106 F
Oct Temp 59 to 89 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches
Station CHANDLER HEIGHTS
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 64 F
Apr Temp 51 to 84 F
Jul Temp 76 to 104 F
Oct Temp 57 to 86 F
Annual Precip 9.6 inches
Station SOUTH PHOENIX
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 67 F
Apr Temp 51 to 85 F
Jul Temp 74 to 102 F
Oct Temp 56 to 87 F
Annual Precip 8.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gilbert 230,781 $91,125
Guadalupe 6,012 $36,477
Mesa 458,860 $59,442
Queen Creek 30,143 $88,750
Scottsdale 227,471 $98,540
Tempe 169,816 $63,682

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chandler Public Libraries

Library
Chandler Public Library
22 SOUTH DELAWARE
Chandler, Arizona
(480) 782-2803

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Chandler Hospitals

CHANDLER REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
475 SOUTH DOBSON ROAD
(480) 963-4561
Emergency Service: Yes

ARIZONA ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
2905 WEST WARNE ROAD
(480) 603-9000
Emergency Service: No

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Chandler High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL
3700 S ARIZONA AVE.
480-883-5000
Serves 3,156 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

CHANDLER HIGH SCHOOL
350 N. ARIZONA AV.
480-812-7700
Serves 2,612 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

EVIT CHANDLER HIGH
350 N ARIZONA AVE
480-461-4101
A Vocational School
Serves 1,352 students.

BASHA HIGH SCHOOL
5990 SOUTH VAL VISTA DRIVE
480-224-2100
Serves 1,041 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

BASHA ELEMENTARY
3535 S. BASHA RD.
480-883-4400
Serves 999 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

EVIT BASHA HIGH
15990 S. VAL VISTA DR.
480-883-4600
A Vocational School
Serves 428 students.

PATHWAYS LEARNING CENTER
191 W. OAKLAND STREET
480-812-7971
Serves 325 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

EL DORADO HIGH SCHOOL
2200 N. ARIZONA AVE. #17
480-726-9536
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 191 students.

SOLON SENIOR ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
1375 N. MCCLINTOCK DR.
480-899-7717
A Charter School.
Serves 154 students.

WESTMARK HIGH SCHOOL - CHANDLER BLVD.
6437 W. CHANDLER BLVD.
480-785-7776
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 131 students.

PRIMAVERA TECHNICAL LEARNING CENTER
3029 N. ALMA SCHOOL RD. 226-22
480-456-6678
A Charter School.
Serves 117 students.

WESTMARK HIGH SCHOOL
3002 N. ARIZONA AVE. 16
480-633-9222
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 107 students.

CARMEL COMMUNITY ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
97 W. OAKLAND
480-899-6600
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 53 students.

ECOTECH AGRICULTURAL CHARTER SCHOOL
12221 EAST PECOS RD.
480-814-9007
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 42 students.

PRIMAVERA - ONLINE
3029 N. ALMA SCHOOL RD. 227
877-877-4628
A Charter School.
Serves 40 students.

PPEP TEC - COY PAYNE LEARNING CENTER
670 N. ARIZONA AVENUE SUITES
480-857-1499
A Charter School.
Serves 33 students.

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