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 (13.84%), healthcare (10.86%), and sales jobs (9.37%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.06 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Temple is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.33% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Temple in 2010 was $25,554, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,216 for a family of four. However, Temple contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Temple is a very 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 23.26% 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.