Temple, TX
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Temple is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 72,277 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Temple is the 49th largest community in Texas.

Temple is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Temple is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Temple who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), healthcare (11.02%), and sales jobs (9.10%).

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

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Temple spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Temple is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.75% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Temple in 2010 was $24,935, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,740 for a family of four. However, Temple contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Temple is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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. Temple also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Temple include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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