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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Temperance who work in office and administrative support (14.11%), management occupations (11.44%), and sales jobs (10.89%).
Because of many things, Temperance 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, Temperance really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Temperance 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.
Being a small town, Temperance does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Temperance is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.52% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Temperance in 2010 was $29,444, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,776 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, Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Temperance is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.