The city of Chandler is located in Maricopa County, Arizona just outside the city of Phoenix. It is bordered by the cities of Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix and the Gila River Indian Reservation. Chandler is a fast-growing city that currently has a population of approximately 250,000. It is one of the largest suburbs in the Phoenix area and remains largely a bedroom, residential community.
Chandler Real Estate
Chandler real estate is diverse and varied, with suitable properties available for house-hunters in most price ranges. Situated just outside the sprawling metropolis of Phoenix, Chandler is favored by families who want to be close to it all while residing in a peaceful city that retains a small-town feel.
Large, lake-front properties in Chandler real estate can fetch prices in the millions, while most single-family homes with four or more bedrooms sell in the mid- to high-$500,000 price range. There are ample other options available, including smaller homes, town homes, and apartments. Whatever type of property you’re looking for, Chandler real estate is sure to fulfill every buyer’s need.
One of the largest events held each year in Chandler is the Ostrich Festival, which points to the early roots of the area which was founded primarily in agriculture. Ostrich farms were common in Chandler earlier in the 20th Century. A 1,500-seat performing arts center (the Chandler Center for the Arts) and the Arizona Railway Museum are also located in the city’s downtown district.
Population in 2012: 245,628 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.1%
|Median resident age:||33.9 years|
|Arizona median age:||36.6 years|
Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,122 (it was $58,416 in 2000)
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,728
Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $201,400 (it was $135,100 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $256,577; Detached houses: $268,611; Townhouses or other attached units: $159,509; In 2-unit structures: $104,435; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,952; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,335; Mobile homes: $37,725; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,558
Median gross rent in 2012: $1,107.
For population 25 years and over in Chandler:
- High school or higher: 90.5%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 39.9%
- Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
- Unemployed: 6.3%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Chandler city:
- Never married: 32.9%
- Now married: 51.5%
- Separated: 1.7%
- Widowed: 3.8%
- Divorced: 10.1%
32,573 residents are foreign born (5.8% Latin America, 2.4% Asia).
According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there were 49 registered sex offenders living in Chandler, Arizona as of October 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chandler to the number of sex offenders is 5,013 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,580 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,410 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Mesa, AZ (10.4 miles , pop. 396,375).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (20.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).
Nearest cities: Sun Lakes, AZ (2.4 miles ), Gilbert, AZ (2.6 miles ), Goodyear Village, AZ (2.6 miles ), Tempe, AZ (2.7 miles ), Guadalupe, AZ (2.7 miles ), Mesa, AZ (3.2 miles ), Stotonic Village, AZ (3.2 miles ), Santan, AZ (3.3 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
- 1997: 2684 buildings, average cost: $105,800
- 1998: 3380 buildings, average cost: $137,800
- 1999: 2736 buildings, average cost: $153,900
- 2000: 2468 buildings, average cost: $151,000
- 2001: 2707 buildings, average cost: $178,500
- 2002: 3272 buildings, average cost: $193,300
- 2003: 3804 buildings, average cost: $191,900
- 2004: 3883 buildings, average cost: $196,900
- 2005: 2139 buildings, average cost: $208,900
- 2006: 948 buildings, average cost: $298,100
- 2007: 1002 buildings, average cost: $205,900
- 2008: 361 buildings, average cost: $206,800
- 2009: 506 buildings, average cost: $229,000
- 2010: 509 buildings, average cost: $297,900
- 2011: 665 buildings, average cost: $337,700
- 2012: 585 buildings, average cost: $367,700
Latitude: 33.30 N, Longitude: 111.86 W
Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): High-Tech Oasis of the Silicon Desert
Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,048 (-3.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 42,742 (33.9%)