ZIP Code 85281 - Tempe Arizona

ZIP Code 85281 is located in Tempe Arizona. Portions of 85281 are also in Phoenix. 85281 is entirely within Maricopa County. Regionally, it is located in Metro Phoenix.

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ZIP Code 85281 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameTempe
Primary CountyMaricopa County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)68,623
Area Code(s)480 / 602
Current Time

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85281 Demographics

85281 can be classified socioeconomically as Lower Middle Class class compared to other ZIP Codes in Arizona based on Median Household Income and Average Adjusted Gross Income. The majority race/ethnicity residing in 85281 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 85281 is Hispanic. The current unemployment level in 85281 is 3.6%.

Population Growth Rate0.00%
Population Density8,534 People per Square Mile
Total Households21,128
Percentage High Income Households0.5%
Median Household Income (2021)$49,204
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$46,930
Current Unemployment Rate (April 2024)3.6%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 58.60%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyHispanic - 47.17%

85281 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American1,6332.32%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander2570.36%

85281 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American4284.38%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander1551.59%

85281 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College1,8748.57%
Bachelor Degree5,64625.82%
High School Diploma3,39415.52%
No High School Diploma3361.54%
GED or Alternate7293.33%
1 or More Years of College4,82122.05%
Associates Degree1,8358.39%
Masters Degree2,37310.85%
Professional Degree3261.49%
Doctorate Degree5332.44%

85281 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 85281
RegionMetro Phoenix
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaPhoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
Time ZoneMountain Standard Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/Phoenix
Area8 Square Miles

85281 Politics

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85281 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 9b: 25F to 30F
Average First Frost DateDecember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DateFebruary 11 - 20
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneBWh - Hot Desert Climate

85281 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)40434752606876756957453956
Avg Max Temp (°F)67717684931021041039888756786
Avg Precip (In.).981.

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