Cityscape with a bridge at sunset


With its central location in the Greater Phoenix area, it’s no wonder Tempe is a workforce destination, with 120,000 people employed in a city of about 180,000 residents. Tempe’s more than 150 annual special events combined with world-class research facilities and major corporations make the city a place to learn and grow.

Source: ACS 2019 5-Year Estimates; Tempe Community Profile

Educational Assets

Tempe is home to 9 institutions of higher learning, including Arizona State University, the #1 most-innovative university in the U.S.

Source: Tempe

Knowledge Economy

Tempe attracts companies that will generate the new ideas of tomorrow, including: advanced business services, technology and manufacturing.

Enjoy The Arts

Catch a Broadway show at the ASU Gammage Theatre or an exhibition at the Tempe Center for the Arts.


42.8% of Tempe residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Source: ACS 2019 5-Year Estimates


58% of ASU graduates remain in state after completing school.

Source: Arizona Board of Regents


217 miles of bikeways in Tempe connect to surrounding communities.

Source: Tempe

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Youth Programs

Tempe has a variety of leadership and language programs for youth. Students can take International Baccalaureate courses, dual language programs, and learn leadership with Junior Achievement and the Hispanic Business Students Association.