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.
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, 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.
One of the benefits of Temple is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.21 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.
The percentage of people in Temple who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.75% of adults in Temple 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.