Temple, PA
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Temple is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,899 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Temple is the 619th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Temple is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Temple is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Temple who work in healthcare (19.29%), office and administrative support (13.35%), and personal care services (9.35%).

One of the benefits of Temple is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.45 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small town, Temple does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Temple who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.68% of the adults in Temple have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Temple in 2010 was $27,199, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,796 for a family of four. However, Temple contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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