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Chandler is a city in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.

The community was named for Dr. Alexander John Chandler, land developer and veterinary surgeon.

The latitude of Chandler is 33.306N. The longitude is -111.84W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,214 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 211,299.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$58,416
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chandler demographic reports
Chandler is in the Salt River valley.
The city was once a center for cotton production.

The Gila River Indian Reservation is west of the Chandler.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 624. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "Waiting to Exhale"
· 2006 movie, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Seattle's Best Coffee, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Ostrich Festival - March 9-11, 2007
  • Lakefest - April 20-22, 2007
  • Italian American Festival - Jan. 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chandler web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Chandler Museum
Colleges and universities: Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 98

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chandler demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85224 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Chandler residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chandler ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chandler was $23,904, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

32% of Chandler residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Chandler festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Chandler, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $705.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,161.


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Libraries

Libraries in Chandler include Chandler Public Library, Hamilton Branch Library, Sunset Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Chandler include East Valley Tribune, Kyrene Corridor Wrangler News

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Politics

Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chandler political report.

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Restaurants

Chandler restaurants taking online reservations include 56 East Bar & Kitchen, 98 South Wine Bar & Kitchen, Kai - Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Ko' Sin Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Roy's - Chandler, Tomaso's - Chandler ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Chandler workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 35 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chandler between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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