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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.
The Gila River Indian Reservation is west of the Chandler.
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 85249 ZIP code.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chandler was $23,904, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Chandler residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Chandler, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $705. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,161.
Libraries in Chandler include Chandler Public Library, Hamilton Branch Library, Sunset Branch Library ... View libraries
Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chandler political report.
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
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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