Chandler, Arizona Population 2019

Chandler is a city located in the state of Arizona. More specifically, it is located in Maricopa County. The city is a suburb of the Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city’s last recorded population was taken during the 2010 census, which showed that the population was 236,123. The city’s Transportation & Development Department since that time has estimated that the population has grown to 247,328.

City Size and Population Density

Chandler’s total area is 65.04 square miles, and it has a population density of 3,810.80 people per square mile. Its population makes it the 84th largest city in the United States.

Chandler Age and Gender Statistics

The 25 to 44 age group is the largest in Chandler, making up 38% of the population. Nearly 30% of the population is under age 18, while 5.8% are at least 65 years old.

There are more females than males in this city, with 99.7 men for every 100 women. Approximately 6.6% of the population lives below the federal poverty line.

Chandler Population Growth

The city of Chandler has been one of the fastest growing cities in the nation since the 1990s. The population surged from under 30,000 to nearly 90,000 between 1980 and 1990 and has only continued to grow. Current estimates show that the population is up almost 5% since the 2010 census, which indicates that while growth has slowed from previous years but is far from stopping.

Chandler Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chandler was:

  • White: 76.54%
  • Asian: 9.65%
  • Black or African American: 5.22%
  • Two or more races: 4.19%
  • Other race: 2.76%
  • Native American: 1.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%

Chandler, Arizona's estimated population is 257,165 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Chandler, Arizona is the 4th largest city in Arizona based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 3958.23 people/mi² (1528.28 people/km²), with a household density of 557.33 people/km² (1443.49 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 35.3 years, 34.2 years for males, and 36.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 93,783 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%, with a median rent of $1198/month. The median house has 5.6 rooms, and has a value of $268,000.

The median income for households in Chandler, Arizona is $77,278, while the mean household income is $97,033.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018257,1653,5651.41%
2017253,6005,7552.32%
2016247,8454,1661.71%
2015243,6792,7861.16%
2014240,8939930.41%
2013239,9002,2230.94%
2012237,6778230.35%
2011236,8543750.16%
2010236,47959,8982.96%
2000176,58186,0486.91%
199090,53360,86011.80%
198029,67315,9107.99%
197013,7634,2323.74%
19609,5318,33110.92%
19401,2000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White187,654
Asian23,647
Black or African American12,803
Two or More Races10,277
Some Other Race6,757
American Indian and Alaska Native3,635
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander387

Chandler Population Pyramid 2019

Chandler Median Age

35.3


Total

34.2


Male

36.3


Female

Chandler Adults

There are 180,602 adults, (23,812 of whom are seniors) in Chandler.

Chandler Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Chandler Sex Ratio

Female

123,457

50.36%

Male

121,703

49.64%

Chandler Households and Families

Chandler Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chandler Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
All62.2%37.8%
Non Family51.5%48.5%
Male49.4%50.6%
Female40.3%59.7%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All87,2862.862.2
Married46,0023.4674.4
Non Family27,1081.3351.5
Female9,2323.4540.3
Male4,9443.4849.4

3.38

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chandler Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7703.60%
9th to 12th Grade6,4744.04%
High School Graduate28,30717.65%
Some College37,22123.21%
Associates Degree14,9949.35%
Bachelors Degree41,62925.95%
Graduate Degree25,99916.21%

Chandler Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White102,57499,23244,815
Hispanic28,51421,8936,823
Asian16,49814,91611,123
Black8,3177,7903,209
Other Race4,0153,298705
Multiple Races3,7703,6191,508
Native American2,1781,843649
Islander18617025

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,754$55,319$40,049
Less Than High School$21,875$26,134$16,340
High School Grad$33,508$37,110$30,494
Some College$40,763$47,249$34,953
Bachelors Degree$61,799$78,865$47,791
Graduate Degree$76,617$100,488$55,599

$46,754

Average Earnings

$55,319

Average Male

$40,049

Average Female

Chandler Language

Chandler Language by Age

Chandler Language

76.08% of Chandler residents speak only English, while 23.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.46% of the population.

Chandler Poverty

Chandler Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic53,1929,16317.23%
White144,3368,3925.81%
Asian23,5902,1779.23%
Black12,6351,42011.24%
Other6,7211,22318.20%
Multiple10,2347877.69%
Native3,60177421.49%
Islander3874611.89%

9.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.38%

Male Poverty Rate

9.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chandler

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chandler is Native, with 21.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chandler is White, with 5.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.88%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.42%
High School10.54%
Some College6.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.47%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.99%
Female Unemployed21.00%
Female Employed4.85%
Male Employed4.00%

Chandler Income

Chandler Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$77,278$97,033
Families$91,527$109,968
Married Families$105,154$124,049
Non Families$50,544$63,462

Chandler Marital Status

Chandler Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Chandler Married by Age and Sex

Chandler Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chandler Marital Status by Race

Chandler Veterans

13,084

Number of Veterans

11,988

Male Veterans

1,096

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,034
First Gulf War3,201
Second Gulf War2,625
Korea751
World War II542
Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,166
65 to 742,622
55 to 642,403
75+2,169
18 to 341,724

Chandler Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,3318.05%
Hispanic1,7295.00%
Black7838.40%
2 or More3176.30%
Other2334.85%
Indian2037.71%
Asian1781.01%
Hawaiian3912.87%

Chandler Veterans by Education

4.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chandler Employment Status

71.9%

Labor Force Participation

68.5%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Chandler Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

35.21%

Born in Arizona

85.01%

Native Born

14.99%

Foreign Born

7.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.01% of Chandler residents were born in the United States, with 35.21% having been born in Arizona. 7.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.