Cityscape with a bridge at sunset


Located centrally in Greater Phoenix, Tempe serves as a prime destination for the workforce, boasting a population of over 185,000 residents, of whom 70.8% are actively engaged in the labor force. 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.

U.S. Census Quick Facts 2023

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.


47.5% of Tempe residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity


62% 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.