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Community Profile and Demographics

The City of Chandler, Arizona was founded in 1912 and incorporated in 1920. Since its early beginnings, Chandler is a vibrant, diverse community. Below is a brief community profile:

  • Economic Change - From agricultural town toward a high-tech industrial city
  • Growing Population - 9,531 in 1960 to 256,812 in May 2018
  • Housing Units - 105,112 as of May 2018
  • Average Household Income - $81,567 in 2012
  • Incorporated Area - 64.90 square miles
  • Centerline Street Miles - 781
  • Developed Parks - 64
  • Diverse Community (Source: 2010 Census) - For greater detail, refer to the "Additional Links."

    - White (73.3 percent)
    - Hispanic or Latino (21.9 percent)
    - Asian or Pacific Island (8.2 percent)
    - African American (4.8 percent)
    - American Indian or Alaskan Native (1.5 percent)

The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government in which policy-making and administration are two separate entities. The following takes place under this form of government:

  • Only elected officials can set policy
  • City Councilmembers select and supervise a professional City Manager
  • The City Manager serves as the chief executive whose main responsibilities include appointing department heads and overseeing the day-to-day operations of City government

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