Templeton, CA Community Profile: Data

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Templeton: Basic Info

Templeton is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Templeton Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Luis Obispo County at latitude 35.5497 and longitude -120.706. The elevation is 807 feet.

The Templeton Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 7.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Templeton: Crocker.

San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Templeton: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Templeton Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Templeton (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Templeton ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Templeton Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of San Luis Obispo County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Templeton Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Templeton Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Templeton Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Templeton. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Templeton area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

Templeton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,728
Population in Households 7,634
Population in Familes 6,525
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 1,001
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 2,864
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 2,116
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,034 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 831 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $394,370
Average Home Value $465,859


Median Household Income $65,162
Average Household Income $89,061
Per Capita Income $33,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.63%
Households 0.28% 0.71%
Families 0.61% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.36%
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.


Templeton, CA: Peer Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Templeton to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 541 65th
Population Density1 # 774 49th
Diversity Index2 # 1065 30th
Median Household Income # 452 70th
Per Capita Income # 415 73rd
Information Updates

The Demographic Data and Peer Comparison Ranking Data for cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this California Gazetteer is updated annually. The most recent update was on July 1, 2014.

The USPS report on the number of business and residential addresses being served in each ZIP Code and the ZIP Code Maps are updated 4 times per year. The last update was on August 1, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. The last update was on January 6, 2014.

The information on the California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. The last update was on August 2, 2014.