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 87.87% 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 (16.31%), office and administrative support (16.23%), and management occupations (10.19%).

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.

Temple City is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Temple City’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Temple City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Temple City, the average commute to work is 31.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Temple City citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.61% of adults in Temple City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Temple City in 2010 was $27,403, 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 $109,612 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 21.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Temple City include Irish, Italian, English, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Temple City's cultural character, accounting for 47.19% of the city’s population.

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