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Overview

Introduction to Temple Terrace, Florida

Temple Terrace, Florida is 7 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. It is in Hillsborough County. The city is part of the Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater metro area. The population of Temple Terrace is 20,918.

Temple Terrace History

The history of Temple Terrace dates back to 1757 when the Spanish Royal Fleet made its way up the Hillsborough River. The famous Potter Palmer family of Chicago acquired the land in 1911 and after the death of Mrs. Palmer in 1918 it was sold to three developers. They created two development corporations, the Temple Terrace Estates, Inc. and the Temple Terraces, Inc. The city was named after these two organizations. The city was incorporated on May 28, 1925 and it operates under the Council-Manager form of government.

Temple Terrace and nearby Attractions

  • MOSI Museum of Science & Industry
  • Temple Park Rec Center
  • Riverhills Park
  • Adventure Island

Things To Do In Temple Terrace

Temple Terrace is famous for its scenic landscape and has the most grand live oak trees in central Florida. You can enjoy several recreational activities in this area including boating, fishing, swimming and golfing. You can also spend your leisure time in the shopping centers and in the restaurants. The city of Temple Terrace also organizes an Art Festival every year.

Temple Terrace Transportation

The Tampa International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Temple Terrace Higher Education

The local college of Temple Terrace is the Florida College.

People

Total Population 25,098
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 12,605
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 41.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.7%
Median Earnings25+ $38,261
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,560

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,495
% Above Poverty Level 83.7%
% Below Poverty Level 16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $992
Median House Value $164,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 7.4%

Temple Terrace Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Hillsborough
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33617, 33637
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33687
Phone Area Codes 813
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.035
Longitude -82.389

Temple Terrace Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TAMPA INTL AP
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 70 F
Apr Temp 62 to 81 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 84 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station SAINT LEO
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 63 to 85 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Station TARPON SPRINGS SWG PLNT
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 61 to 81 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Temple Terrace, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Temple Ter (33617, 33637, 33687)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
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Tampa 348,934 $53,765
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