Chandler, Arizona Population 2021

269,123
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Chandler is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 269,123, it is the 4th largest city in Arizona (after , , and ) and the 77th largest city in the United States. Chandler is currently growing at a rate of 1.50% annually and its population has increased by 13.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 236,123 in 2010. Chandler reached it's highest population of 269,123 in 2021. Spanning over 65 miles, Chandler has a population density of 4,133 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chandler is $106,398 with a poverty rate of 7.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,312 per month, and the median house value is $300,800. The median age in Chandler is 36.3 years, 35.2 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.6 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: 74.36%
  • Asian: 10.73%
  • Black or African American: 5.61%
  • Two or more races: 4.41%
  • Other race: 3.10%
  • Native American: 1.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Chandler, Arizona is 269,123, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 257,186.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 236,123.

Chandler, Arizona Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White187,90574.36%
Asian27,12310.73%
Black or African American14,1875.61%
Two or More Races11,1524.41%
Some Other Race7,8373.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,2031.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2850.11%
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Chandler Population by Race

Chandler Population Pyramid 2021

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Chandler Median Age

36.3


Total

35.2


Male

37.5


Female

Chandler Adults

There are 189,153 adults, (27,810 of whom are seniors) in Chandler.

Chandler Age Dependency

56.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Chandler Sex Ratio

Female

127,865

50.60%

Male

124,827

49.40%

Chandler Population by Age

Chandler Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chandler Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.3%22.7%
All64.9%35.1%
Male56.5%43.5%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Female44.1%55.9%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chandler Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All91,2162.7664.9
Married48,0883.4177.3
Non Family28,5651.3452.6
Female9,9143.3944.1
Male4,6493.3756.5

3.33

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Chandler Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,5253.26%
9th to 12th Grade6,1803.65%
High School Graduate29,49017.42%
Some College36,74121.70%
Associates Degree15,6569.25%
Bachelors Degree47,26227.92%
Graduate Degree28,43116.79%
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Chandler Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chandler Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White106,358102,99048,388
Hispanic29,68923,7207,823
Asian18,96117,22113,152
Black9,3128,9474,165
Other Race4,7873,767878
Multiple Races4,1083,9642,057
Native American2,6852,319795
Islander17817830

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 69.36%.

Chandler Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,482$59,847$43,200
Less Than High School$23,507$26,640$19,400
High School Grad$34,456$37,434$31,418
Some College$42,733$49,393$36,919
Bachelors Degree$62,986$80,524$51,577
Graduate Degree$82,910$106,413$62,181

$50,482

Average Earnings

$59,847

Average Male

$43,200

Average Female

Chandler Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chandler Language by Age

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Chandler Language

74.98% of Chandler residents speak only English, while 25.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.10% of the population.

Chandler Language

Chandler Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White147,2078,2465.60%
Hispanic52,2416,56812.57%
Asian27,0791,7076.30%
Black14,1061,64011.63%
Other7,6921,10814.40%
Multiple11,1286916.21%
Native4,19966315.79%

7.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.01%

Male Poverty Rate

8.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chandler

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chandler is Native, with 15.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chandler is White, with 5.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.15%.

Chandler Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.85%
High School9.66%
Some College6.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.41%

Chandler Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed20.41%
Female Unemployed20.01%
Female Employed3.90%
Male Employed3.09%

Chandler Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chandler Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$82,925$106,398
Families$99,562$120,959
Married Families$114,231$135,634
Non Families$54,252$70,083
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Income by Household Type

Chandler Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

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 Marital Status

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12,919

Number of Veterans

11,745

Male Veterans

1,174

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,904
First Gulf War3,263
Second Gulf War2,990
Korea647
World War II267

Chandler Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,052
65 to 742,699
55 to 642,242
75+2,225
18 to 341,701

Chandler Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,0377.68%
Hispanic1,5474.34%
Black9008.60%
2 or More2945.59%
Asian2671.31%
Other2474.21%
Indian1274.10%
Hawaiian4720.00%

Chandler Veterans by Race

Chandler Veterans by Education

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4.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chandler Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

68.5%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Chandler Employment by Age

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Chandler Employment by Race

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Chandler Employment by Education

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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35.76%

Born in Arizona

84.28%

Native Born

15.72%

Foreign Born

8.40%

Non Citizen

7.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.28% of Chandler residents were born in the United States, with 35.76% having been born in Arizona. 8.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chandler Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021269,1233,9791.50%
2020265,1443,9791.52%
2019261,1653,9791.55%
2018257,1863,5871.41%
2017253,5995,7542.32%
2016247,8454,1661.71%
2015243,6792,7911.16%
2014240,8881,0000.42%
2013239,8882,2280.94%
2012237,6608260.35%
2011236,8343800.16%
2010236,45459,8732.96%
2000176,58186,0486.91%
199090,53360,86011.80%
198029,67315,9107.99%
197013,7634,2323.74%
19609,5318,33110.92%
19401,2000.00%

Chandler Population by Year