Temple City, CA
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Temple City is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,367 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Temple City is the 219th largest community in California.

Temple City home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Temple City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Temple City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Temple City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Temple City who work in sales jobs (15.62%), office and administrative support (14.50%), and management occupations (11.56%).

Also of interest is that Temple City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Temple City is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Temple City a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Temple City has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Temple City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Temple City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.43 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Temple City is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.31% of adults in Temple City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Temple City in 2010 was $28,489, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,956 for a family of four. However, Temple City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Temple City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Temple City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Temple City residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Temple City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Temple City include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Temple City's cultural character, accounting for 48.70% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Temple City is Chinese. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.