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Temple City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Temple City had a population of 36,466 as of July 1, 2016. Temple City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Temple City is located at latitude 34.1022 and longitude -118.058 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Temple City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 400 feet.

The City of Temple City (GNIS ID: 2412047) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Temple City is located within Upper San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Temple City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Temple City: Temple.

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Temple City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,466
Population in Households 36,032
Population in Familes 31,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 434
Population Density1 9,104
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 11,748
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 9,103
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,327 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,420 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 570 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $608,466
Average Home Value $621,800


Median Household Income $68,171
Average Household Income $92,221
Per Capita Income $30,362
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.54%
Households 0.19% 0.42%
Families 0.17% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Temple City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Temple City to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 229 85th
Population Density1 # 78 95th
Diversity Index2 # 611 60th
Median Household Income # 452 70th
Per Capita Income # 635 58th

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