Temple, TX

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Population

71,795

0.924% growth

Poverty Rate

19.2%


Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$49,970

2.27% growth

Number of Employees

31,503

0.942% growth

Median Property Value

$132,200

4.84% growth

About

In 2017, Temple, TX had a population of 71.8k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $49,970. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Temple, TX grew from 71,138 to 71,795, a 0.924% increase and its median household income grew from $48,860 to $49,970, a 2.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Temple, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.9%), White (Hispanic) (22.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.8%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.39%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.28%). N/A% of the people in Temple, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Temple, TX are Temple College (675 degrees awarded in 2017) and Central Texas Beauty College-Temple (49 degrees).

The median property value in Temple, TX is $132,200, and the homeownership rate is 54%. Most people in Temple, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Temple, TX is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Temple, TX employs 31.5k people. The largest industries in Temple, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,694 people), Retail Trade (3,476 people), and Manufacturing (2,889 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,938), Utilities ($47,831), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,136).

Median household income in Temple, TX is $49,970. Males in Temple, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Temple, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,970

2017 value

± $1,959

2.27%

1 Year Growth

± 5.59%

Households in Temple, TX have a median annual income of $49,970, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,860 in 2016, which represents a 2.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Temple, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 203

  2. Census Tract 213.02

  3. Census Tract 213.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Temple, TX was Census Tract 203 with a value of $73,185, followed by Census Tract 213.02 and Census Tract 213.03, with respective values of $66,838 and $60,284.

The following map shows all of the places in Temple, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Temple, TX (13.5k out of 70.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,094 ± 664

  2. Hispanic

    4,294 ± 538

  3. Black

    3,990 ± 524

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Temple, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

31.5k

2017 Value

± 1,362

0.942%

1 Year growth

± 6.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Temple, TX grew at a rate of 0.942%, from 31.2k employees to 31.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Temple, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,017 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,704 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2,558 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Temple, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Temple, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,017 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,704 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2,558 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Temple, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.09 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.04 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Temple, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,848), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,000), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,660).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

31.5k

2017 Value

± 1,362

0.942%

1 Year growth

± 6.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Temple, TX grew at a rate of 0.942%, from 31.2k employees to 31.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Temple, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,694 people), Retail Trade (3,476 people), and Manufacturing (2,889 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Temple, TX, though some of these residents may live in Temple, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Temple, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,694 people), Retail Trade (3,476 people), and Manufacturing (2,889 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Temple, TX has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.76 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.38 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Temple, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,938), Utilities ($47,831), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,136).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.9% of the population of Temple, TX has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 8.41% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 5.71% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Temple, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Temple, TX see 1250 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.65% increase from the previous year (1206 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1285 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 504 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,250 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bell County, TX see an average of 1,250 patients per year. This represents a 3.65% increase from the previous year (1,206 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bell County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.1%

Uninsured

41.8%

Employer Coverage

16.6%

Medicaid

8.41%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

5.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Temple, TX declined by 8.11% from 14.3% to 13.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Temple, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Temple, TX is home to a population of 71.8k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.05% of Temple, TX residents were born outside of the country (5.06k people).

In 2017, there were 2.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.3k people) in Temple, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.2k White (Hispanic) and 12.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Temple, TX was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Temple, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Temple, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.06k people

7.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.27k people

As of 2017, 7.05% of Temple, TX residents (5.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Temple, TX was 7.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Temple, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Temple, TX was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Temple, TX

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    37.3k ± 1.28k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    16.2k ± 1.3k

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    12.1k ± 965

In 2017, there were 2.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.3k people) in Temple, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.2k White (Hispanic) and 12.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Temple, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,114 ± 372

  2. Vietnam

    1,768 ± 253

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,242 ± 260

Temple, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Temple, TX awarded 724 degrees. The student population of Temple, TX is skewed towards women, with 1,726 male students and 3,416 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Temple, TX are White (381 and 52.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (160 and 22.1%), Black or African American (133 and 18.4%), and Asian (23 and 3.18%).

The largest universities in Temple, TX by number of degrees awarded are Temple College (675 and 93.2%) and Central Texas Beauty College-Temple (49 and 6.77%).

The most popular majors in Temple, TX are General Studies (243 and 33.6%), Registered Nursing (69 and 9.53%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (58 and 8.01%).

The median tuition costs in Temple, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 243 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Temple, TX was General Studies with 243 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Temple, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 675 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Temple, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Temple College with 675 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

229

Degrees Awarded to Men

495

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 229 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Temple, TX, which is 0.463 times less than the 495 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Temple, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    381 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    160 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    133 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Temple, TX were to White students. These 381 degrees mean that there were 2.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 160 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Temple, TX was $132,200 in 2017, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $126,100 to $132,200, a 4.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Temple, TX is 54%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Temple, TX have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Temple, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$132,200

2017 Median

± $3,627

$126,100

2016 Median

± $4,105

In 2017, the median property value in Temple, TX grew to to $132,200 from the previous year's value of $126,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Temple, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Temple, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$49,970

Median Household Income

± $1,959

26.1k

Number of Households

± 1,098

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.1k households in Temple, TX grew to $49,970 from the previous year's value of $48,860.

The following chart displays the households in Temple, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Temple, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Temple, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54%

2017 Homeownership

54.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54% of the housing units in Temple, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Temple, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Temple, TX have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Temple, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Temple, TX was Drove Alone (83.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Worked At Home (2.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Temple, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Temple, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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