Chandler, Arizona Population 2020

268,675
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Chandler is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 268,675, it is the 4th largest city in Arizona (after , , and ) and the 80th largest city in the United States. Chandler is currently growing at a rate of 2.19% annually and its population has increased by 13.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 236,123 in 2010. Spanning over 65 miles, Chandler has a population density of 4,126 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chandler is $101,559 with a poverty rate of 8.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,246 per month, and the median house value is $285,000. The median age in Chandler is 35.6 years, 34.4 years for males, and 36.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males.

The city is a suburb of the Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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: 75.66%
  • Asian: 10.34%
  • Black or African American: 5.29%
  • Two or more races: 4.23%
  • Other race: 2.76%
  • Native American: 1.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Chandler, Arizona is 268,675, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 257,165.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 236,123.

Chandler, Arizona Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White188,11775.66%
Asian25,69810.34%
Black or African American13,1585.29%
Two or More Races10,5274.23%
Some Other Race6,8742.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,8851.56%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3720.15%
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Chandler Population Pyramid 2020

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Chandler Median Age

35.6


Total

34.4


Male

36.7


Female

Chandler Adults

There are 184,240 adults, (25,656 of whom are seniors) in Chandler.

Chandler Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chandler Sex Ratio

Female

125,544

50.49%

Male

123,087

49.51%

Chandler Households and Families

Chandler Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chandler Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All62.9%37.1%
Male52.5%47.5%
Non Family51.4%48.6%
Female41.7%58.3%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All88,9872.7862.9
Married46,6903.4475.2
Non Family27,8401.3551.4
Female9,6443.4341.7
Male4,8133.4852.5

3.36

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Chandler Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4883.33%
9th to 12th Grade6,3623.86%
High School Graduate28,46317.28%
Some College37,43922.73%
Associates Degree15,0099.11%
Bachelors Degree44,47127.00%
Graduate Degree27,46116.67%
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Chandler Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White103,826100,56546,818
Hispanic29,42223,1067,463
Asian18,05316,32612,334
Black8,6908,3903,422
Other Race4,1793,532878
Multiple Races3,9233,7511,724
Native American2,3982,067710
Islander21621618

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.32%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,770$56,891$41,492
Less Than High School$22,102$26,024$16,768
High School Grad$33,965$36,775$31,161
Some College$41,500$48,536$36,314
Bachelors Degree$62,722$79,198$49,868
Graduate Degree$80,114$103,084$60,569

$48,770

Average Earnings

$56,891

Average Male

$41,492

Average Female

Chandler Language

Chandler Language by Age

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Chandler Language

75.44% of Chandler residents speak only English, while 24.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.20% of the population.

Chandler Poverty

Chandler Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White145,4528,5505.88%
Hispanic52,7377,94415.06%
Asian25,6611,8437.18%
Black13,0641,61412.35%
Other6,71187212.99%
Native3,87280420.76%
Multiple10,5076886.55%
Islander3724812.90%

8.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.89%

Male Poverty Rate

9.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chandler

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chandler is Native, with 20.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chandler is White, with 5.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.71%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.85%
High School10.38%
Some College6.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.55%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.97%
Female Unemployed16.66%
Female Employed4.51%
Male Employed3.92%

Chandler Income

Chandler Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,716$101,559
Families$95,880$115,392
Married Families$109,369$129,697
Non Families$52,328$66,360
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Chandler Marital Status

Chandler Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Chandler Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Chandler Veterans

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12,662

Number of Veterans

11,690

Male Veterans

972

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,896
First Gulf War3,270
Second Gulf War2,763
Korea627
World War II268
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,923
65 to 742,643
55 to 642,310
75+2,030
18 to 341,756
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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,7877.59%
Hispanic1,5904.52%
Black8578.92%
2 or More3697.30%
Asian2291.19%
Other1983.97%
Indian1435.08%
Hawaiian7924.92%

Chandler Veterans by Education

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4.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chandler Employment Status

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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35.71%

Born in Arizona

84.57%

Native Born

15.43%

Foreign Born

8.10%

Non Citizen

7.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.57% of Chandler residents were born in the United States, with 35.71% having been born in Arizona. 8.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020268,6755,7552.19%
2019262,9205,7552.24%
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%