Temple City, CA
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Temple City is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,365 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Temple City is the 219th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Temple City are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Temple City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.40% 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 office and administrative support (16.42%), sales jobs (15.99%), and management occupations (9.89%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Temple City really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Temple City perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Temple City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.59 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: 37.26% of adults in Temple City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Temple City in 2010 was $27,961, 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 $111,844 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 19.94% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Temple City include Irish, Italian, English, and Dutch.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Temple City's cultural character, accounting for 46.46% of the city’s population.

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