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Templeton, California - Basic Facts

The Templeton Census Designated Place had a population of 8,107 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Templeton is located at latitude 35.5497 and longitude -120.706 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the Templeton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 7.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 807 feet.

The Templeton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410065) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Templeton Census Designated Place is located within Atascadero CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Templeton: Crocker.

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Templeton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,107 (100%)
Population in Households 8,019 (98.9%)
Population in Families 6,842 (84.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 88 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 1,027
Diversity Index2 46
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $89,653
Average Household Income $117,223
% of Income for Mortgage4 29%
Per Capita Income $42,967
Wealth Index5 162
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 3,138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,249 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 718 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $629,096
Average Home Value $677,847
Housing Affordability Index3 86
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,966
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 2,186
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.51% 0.49%
Households 0.43% 0.51%
Families 0.55% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
Owner Occupied HU   0.65%

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Templeton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Templeton to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 531 65th
Population Density # 769 50th
Median Household Income # 370 76th
Housing Affordability Index # 637 42nd
Per Capita Income # 410 73rd
Diversity Index # 1088 29th

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