Temple, TX

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Living in Temple

Temple is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 76,256 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Temple is the 49th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities 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 city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Temple who work in healthcare (12.24%), office and administrative support (10.92%), and sales jobs (8.66%).

The overall education level of Temple is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.05% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Temple in 2018 was $26,956, 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 $107,824 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 25.96% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Temple include German, Irish, English, Czech, and Italian.

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