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Tempe Apartments
Last updated April 17 2024 at 9:45 PM

Tempe, AZ
242 Apartments for Rent

Tempe Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 195,805
Population Density: 4,897.9 people/sq mile
Median Age: 29
Percentage of Family Households: 45%
Median Annual Income: $68,662 / year
Median Rent: $1,428 / month

What locals are saying

Greetings! A little birdie (or was it a grinning, pitchfork-wielding Sun Devil?) told us you were looking for a place to call home in the Phoenix, AZ suburb of Tempe. Good call. Journey on, and we can help you find a primo pad in the city that puts the "fun" in the Valley of the Sun in no time (It’s in there somewhere, trust us).

Before packing up your sun tan lotion and heading down to the Grand Canyon State, there are a few things you should know about life in Tempe:

Tempe Demographics


How diverse is Tempe?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Tempe is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Tempe are White (54.4%), Hispanic Or Latino (25.1%), Asian (8%), Two Or More (4.8%), Black Or African American (3.9%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (2.2%), Other (0.8%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.8%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Tempe residents?

The median age in Tempe is 29 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

How diverse is Tempe?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Tempe is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Tempe are White (54.4%), Hispanic Or Latino (25.1%), Asian (8%), Two Or More (4.8%), Black Or African American (3.9%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (2.2%), Other (0.8%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.8%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Tempe residents?

The median age in Tempe is 29 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

Tempe Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Tempe is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Tempe is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Tempe is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Tempe


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Ward Traditional Academy
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
455 Students
22 Reviews
455
Students
22 Reviews
7 /10
Fuller Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
695 Students
15 Reviews
695
Students
15 Reviews
7 /10
C I Waggoner School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
615 Students
15 Reviews
615
Students
15 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
James Madison Preparatory School
Charter
7-12
Charter
7-12
194 Students
25 Reviews
194
Students
25 Reviews
8 /10
Tempe Preparatory Academy
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
438 Students
30 Reviews
438
Students
30 Reviews
8 /10
Ward Traditional Academy
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
455 Students
22 Reviews
455
Students
22 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
James Madison Preparatory School
Charter
7-12
Charter
7-12
194 Students
25 Reviews
194
Students
25 Reviews
8 /10
Tempe Preparatory Academy
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
438 Students
30 Reviews
438
Students
30 Reviews
7 /10
Corona Del Sol High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,723 Students
18 Reviews
2,723
Students
18 Reviews

What Renters Say about Tempe


Apartment List has released the results for Tempe from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Tempe renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."
79%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
73%
Pet Friendliness
70%
Social Life
63%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
61%
Safety and Crime Rate
61%
Weather
61%
Public Transit
59%
Commute Time
46%
Quality of Schools
44%
State and Local Taxes
43%
Affordability
42%
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Average rent in Tempe, Arizona

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Tempe is $1,623, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,872. Rent rates updated 7 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Tempe, AZ


Searching for an apartment for rent in Tempe, AZ? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 242 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Tempe. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Tempe is $1,487 for a studio, $1,623 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,872 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Tempe apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Tempe, AZ apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Tempe?

In Tempe, the average rent is $1,487 for a studio, $1,623 for a 1-bedroom, $1,872 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,561 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Tempe, check out our monthly Tempe Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Tempe?

You can filter cheap apartments in Tempe by price: under $900.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Tempe?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Tempe apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Tempe?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Tempe.

How can I find off-campus housing in Tempe?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Tempe. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Arizona State University-Tempe, Phoenix College, Mesa Community College, GateWay Community College, and Rio Salado College.