Temple Hills, MD
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Temple Hills is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 8,254 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Temple Hills is the 97th largest community in Maryland.

Temple Hills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Temple Hills is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Temple Hills who work in office and administrative support (17.69%), law enforcement and fire fighting (9.55%), and sales jobs (9.33%).

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

One downside of living in Temple Hills, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.24 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Temple Hills is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Temple Hills citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.81% of adults in Temple Hills have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Temple Hills in 2010 was $29,647, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,588 for a family of four. However, Temple Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Temple Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Temple Hills residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Temple Hills include British West Indian, Ghanian, Nigerian, and Irish.

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