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Overview

Introduction to Chandler, Arizona

Chandler was originally settled in the early 1890s. It is part of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

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' (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.

Demographics

People

Total Population242,131
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens9.6%
Employed Population 16+124,279
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.2%
Median Earnings25+$44,899
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,051
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,201

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,590
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,162
Median House Value$248,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.4%
German15.1%
Irish9.3%
English8%
Italian5.9%
Polish3.1%
Norwegian2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.7%
Swedish1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Arab0.9%
Russian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Czech0.6%
African0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Chandler Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85224, 85225, 85226, 85249, 85286, 85248
P.O. Box Zip Codes85244, 85246
Phone Area Codes480,520,602,623
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.32
Approximate Longitude-111.87

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)

StationMESA
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 67 F
Apr Temp54 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 106 F
Oct Temp59 to 89 F
Annual Precip9.2 inches
StationCHANDLER HEIGHTS
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 64 F
Apr Temp51 to 84 F
Jul Temp76 to 104 F
Oct Temp57 to 86 F
Annual Precip9.6 inches
StationSOUTH PHOENIX
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 67 F
Apr Temp51 to 85 F
Jul Temp74 to 102 F
Oct Temp56 to 87 F
Annual Precip8.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gilbert226,832$93,935
Guadalupe6,172$36,732
Mesa470,456$60,388
Queen Creek30,849$99,645
Scottsdale234,495$102,842
Tempe174,708$66,061

Chandler Public Libraries

Chandler Public Library
22 SOUTH DELAWARE STREET
Chandler, Arizona
(480) 782-2800

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Chandler Hospitals

Chandler Regional Medical Center
1955 West Frye Road
(480) 963-4561
Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital
(Proprietary)
2905 W Warner Road
(480) 603-9000
Southwestern Children's Health Services, Inc (acadia Healthcare)
2190 North Grace Boulevard
(480) 917-9301

Chandler Public Schools

Arizona College Prep Erie Campus
1150 W. Erie
ZIP: 85224
High
Total Enrollment 486
Bright Beginnings Middle School
2716 N. Dobson Rd.
ZIP: 85224
Bright Beginnings School #1
400 N. Andersen Blvd.
ZIP: 85224
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman
2600 W. Knox
ZIP: 85224
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Dobson Academy The - A Ball Charter School
2207 North Dobson Road
ZIP: 85224
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Dr Howard K Conley Elementary School
500 S Arrowhead Dr
ZIP: 85224
Primary
Total Enrollment 764
Evit - Chandler High School
350 N Arizona Ave
ZIP: 85224
High
Evit - Hendrix Junior High
1550 W. Summit Place
ZIP: 85224
Other
Frost Elementary School
1560 W Summit Pl.
ZIP: 85224
Great Hearts Academies - Archway Chandler
1951 North Alma School Road
ZIP: 85224
Other
Total Enrollment 514
Hendrix Junior High School
1550 W Summit Place
ZIP: 85224
John M Andersen Elementary School
1350 N. Pennington Drive
ZIP: 85224
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
John M Andersen Jr High School
1255 N. Dobson Road
ZIP: 85224
Middle
Total Enrollment 924
Jordan Elementary School
3320 N Carriage Lane
ZIP: 85224
Kaizen Education Foundation Dba El Dorado High School
2200 N. Arizona Ave.
ZIP: 85224
High
Total Enrollment 184
Montessori Day Public Schools Chartered - Tempe
1700 West Warner Road
ZIP: 85224
Primary
Total Enrollment 100
Pomeroy Elementary School
1507 West Shawnee Dr
ZIP: 85224
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Summit Academy
1560 W Summit Place
ZIP: 85224
Primary
Total Enrollment 1141
Arizona College Prep Oakland Campus
191 West Oakland
ZIP: 85225
Middle
Total Enrollment 589
Az Compass Prep School
2020 N. Arizona Ave
ZIP: 85225
High
Total Enrollment 140
Basis Chandler
1800 E. Chandler Blvd
ZIP: 85225
Other
Total Enrollment 727
Blueprint High School
670 North Arizona Avenue
ZIP: 85225
High
Total Enrollment 61
Champion Chandler
222 South Mcqueen Road
ZIP: 85225
Chandler High School
350 N. Arizona Av.
ZIP: 85225
High
Total Enrollment 3176
Chandler Online Academy
500 W Galveston St
ZIP: 85225
High
Total Enrollment 92
Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus
550 N. Emmett
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Chandler Traditional Academy-humphrey
125 S 132nd St
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Frye Elementary School
801 E Frye Rd
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Galveston Elementary School
661 East Galveston Street
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Great Hearts Academies - Chandler Prep
1951 N. Alma School Rd., G-62
ZIP: 85225
Other
Total Enrollment 695
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary
700 N Hartford St
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 756
Intelli-school
1727 North Arizona Ave, Unit 140
ZIP: 85225
High
Total Enrollment 67
Ken 'chief' Hill Learning Academy
290 South Cooper Road
ZIP: 85225
High
Knox Gifted Academy
700 W Orchid Ln
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Pathways Learning Center
191 W. Oakland Street
ZIP: 85225
Primavera - Online
2471 N. Arizona Ave., Unit 226-227
ZIP: 85225
Other
Total Enrollment 3676
Rudy G Bologna Elementary
1625 East Frye Road
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
San Marcos Elementary School
451 West Frye Road
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Sanborn Elementary School
700 N Superstition Blvd
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Shumway Elementary School
1325 N. Shumway Avenue
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Sirrine Elementary School
591 Mesquite Street
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Skyline Prep And Arts Academy
550 W. Warner Dr.
ZIP: 85225
Vector Prep And Arts Academy
2020 N. Arizona Ave.
ZIP: 85225
Primary
Total Enrollment 196
Willis Junior High School
401 S. Mcqueen Road
ZIP: 85225
Middle
Total Enrollment 947
Kyrene Aprende Middle School
777 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. Eas
ZIP: 85226
Middle
Total Enrollment 1040
Kyrene De La Mirada School
5500 W Galveston Street
ZIP: 85226
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Kyrene De La Paloma School
5000 West Whitten
ZIP: 85226
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Kyrene De Las Brisas School
777 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. E., #1
ZIP: 85226
Primary
Total Enrollment 785
Kyrene Del Cielo School
1350 N. Lakeshore Dr.
ZIP: 85226
Primary
Total Enrollment 786
Kyrene Del Pueblo Middle School
360 S. Twelve Oaks Blvd.
ZIP: 85226
Middle
Total Enrollment 829
Kyrene Traditional Academy
3375 W. Galveston Rd.
ZIP: 85226
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Mosaica Preparatory Academy Of Chandler
5835 West Ray Road
ZIP: 85226
Other
Total Enrollment 178
Paragon Science Academy
5580 W. Chandler Blvd.
ZIP: 85226
Other
Total Enrollment 461
Anna Marie Jacobson Elementary School
1515 Nw Jacaranda Parkway
ZIP: 85248
Primary
Total Enrollment 889
Basha Elementary
3535 S. Basha Rd.
ZIP: 85248
Primary
Total Enrollment 758
Bogle Junior High School
1600 W. Queen Creek Road
ZIP: 85248
Middle
Total Enrollment 1225
Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence
1405 W. Lake Dr.
ZIP: 85248
Primary
Total Enrollment 869
Evit - Hamilton High School
3700 S. Arizona Ave
ZIP: 85248
High
Fulton Ranch Learing Center
204 W Chandler Heights Road
ZIP: 85248
Primary
Hamilton High School
3700 S Arizona Ave.
ZIP: 85248
High
Total Enrollment 3740
Ira A. Fulton Elementary
4750 S. Sunland Drive
ZIP: 85248
Primary
Total Enrollment 995
Audrey & Robert Ryan Elementary
4600 S. Bright Angel Way
ZIP: 85249
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
Basha High School
5990 S. Val Vista Drive
ZIP: 85249
Other
Total Enrollment 2646
Evit - Basha High School
15990 S. Val Vista Dr.
ZIP: 85249
High
Jane D. Hull Elementary
2424 E. Maren Drive
ZIP: 85249
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
John & Carol Carlson Elementary
5400 S White
ZIP: 85249
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Navarrete Elementary
6490 S. Sun Groves Blvd
ZIP: 85249
Primary
Total Enrollment 845
Santan Elementary
1550 E. Chandler Heights Road
ZIP: 85249
Primary
Total Enrollment 914
Santan Junior High School
1550 E. Chandler Heights Road
ZIP: 85249
Middle
Total Enrollment 1291
Athlos Traditional Academy
3201 S Gilbert Road
ZIP: 85286
Primary
Total Enrollment 1159
Haley Elementary
3401 S. Layton Lakes
ZIP: 85286
Primary
Total Enrollment 850
Robert And Danell Tarwater Elementary
2300 South Gardner Drive
ZIP: 85286
Primary
Total Enrollment 857
T. Dale Hancock Elementary School
2425 S. Pleasant Drive
ZIP: 85286
Primary
Total Enrollment 863

Chandler Private Schools

Desert Sun Child Development Center
1512 W Elliot Rd
ZIP: 85224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
East Valley Jewish Day School
908 N Alma School Rd
ZIP: 85224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Hope Christian Academy
1125 N Dobson Rd
ZIP: 85224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School
1150 N Dobson Rd
ZIP: 85224
Secondary
Total Enrollment 553
Cenpatico Schools
290 S Cooper Rd
ZIP: 85225
Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
Chandler Christian School
301 N Hartford St
ZIP: 85225
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
New Vistas Academy
670 N Arizona Ave Ste 35
ZIP: 85225
Elementary
Total Enrollment 253
Parc Place Residential Treatment Center
2190 N Grace Blvd
ZIP: 85225
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 87
San Tan Christian Academy
501 W Flint St
ZIP: 85225
Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
St Mary-basha Catholic School
200 W Galveston St
ZIP: 85225
Elementary
Total Enrollment 483
Adobe Montessori School
6400 W Del Rio St
ZIP: 85226
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Tri-city Christian Academy
2211 W Germann Rd
ZIP: 85286
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 272
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