Chandler is snuggled in Maricopa County, Arizona and is bordered to the northwest by Temp city, to the north by Mesa city and to the west by Phoenix city. It possesses an area of 58 sq. mile (150.2 km2). 0.1 sq. mile (0.3 km2) of the total land is covered by water. It is situated 1214 ft (370 m) above the sea level. Its total population is 254276 and Population density is 4202.2 / sq. mile (1622.7 / km2). Male proportion in the population is 48.4 percent and female is 51.6 percent that lives there. The median resident age is 34.1 years in the city. 73.3 percent population is Caucasian, 8.2 percent is Asian, 8.2 percent is American Indian, and 12.7 percent of total population belongs to different races. 44 percent of the inhabitants comprises of youth. Christianity is practiced as the major religion in the town. The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.26. Total housing units in the city are 101229.
Chandler has a sound education system. It has its own university and structured system of professional education. Student to teacher ratio is 21:1. 89.8 percent residents completed high school education, 80.4 percent passed college exam, 69.4 percent passed the associate degree, 53.3 percent attained Bachelors degree, 14.6 percent completed Masters Degree and 4.1 percent passed Professional degree exam. Top rated educational institutions in the town are chandler unified school district, Kyrene Elementary School District, Gilbert Public School, Parochial Schools, Chandler Gilbert community college, Western International University and Chandler University. The city public Library offers a wide range of books on versatile topics and it has three branches in the city.
Chandler has a stable economy. The per Capita income in the town is $32,477 that is higher than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $71,567. Its economy changes from agriculture to high-tech industry. 10.7 percent of the employers work in health care and education industry, 15 percent are working in the retail service industry, 11.4 percent in the construction industry, 9 percent in the professional jobs, 7.3 percent in the manufacturing sector and transportation and 34.5 percent in other industries. Unemployment rate is 5.5 percent in the area that is less than the neighborhoods. 8.6 percent of the inhabitants are living below poverty level that is 72 percent lower than the national poverty level. The cost of living in the city is 4 percent higher than the state. General tax rate varies with respect to industry. Rate is 1.8 percent for restaurant and bars, 2.75 percent on utilities and telecommunication and 2.9 percent on transit lodging.
The city mainly focused on providing high-tech job opportunities so that the professionals coming from remote areas. These people often give priority to settle there in the city. Chandler economic development division promotes tourism department. Additionally, there are small business assistance team supports new investors in assessing the situation and environment of the market. Major Employers of the city are Intel, PayPal and Bank of America.