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Templeton, California - Basic Facts

The Templeton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Luis Obispo County at latitude 35.556 and longitude -120.7175. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 807 feet.

The formal official name is the Templeton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Templeton, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Templeton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Templeton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Templeton: Crocker.

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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 Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Templeton to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 541 65th
Population Density1 # 774 49th
Diversity Index2 # 1065 30th
Median Household Income # 452 70th
Per Capita Income # 415 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.