Temperance, MI
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Temperance is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 8,478 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Temperance is the 135th largest community in Michigan.

Temperance is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Temperance is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Temperance who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), management occupations (12.09%), and healthcare (9.59%).

Because of many things, Temperance is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Temperance 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Temperance has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Temperance’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small town, Temperance doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The overall education level of Temperance is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.53% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Temperance in 2010 was $30,566, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,264 for a family of four. However, Temperance contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Temperance home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Temperance residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Temperance include English, Polish, French , and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Temperance is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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