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Overview

Introduction to Temple City, California

Temple City, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles NE of Rosemead, California (center to center) and 11 miles E of Los Angeles, California. It's situated in the western portion of the San Gabriel Valley. The city has a large Asian population, including a sizeable Taiwanese community. There are a large number of Taiwanese wedding related companies, particularly bridal gown shops. The city is known as the "Home of Camellias."

Temple City History

John Rowland and Benito Wilson acquired a huge land grant known as the "La Puente" site, from the Spanish Government. Rowland and Wilson paid in gold for the acreage and promised to take care of the Indians residing on the acreage. Pliny Temple was given the Merced Rancho and established a large vineyard and numerous fruit tree orchards. The arrival of the Pacific Electric Railway was a significant factor in the town's growth. In 1936 the municipality was officially named Temple City in tribute to Walter P. Temple, the city's founder.

Temple City Attractions

The popular Temple City Camellia Festival occurs annually in February and includes a parade, rides and a variety of entertainment. The Saint Luke's Festival is a popular yearly event. The Harvest Hoedown & Craft Fair takes place in Temple City Park. The Halloween Carnival is enjoyed by families. The Performing Arts Pavilion offers popular summer concerts.

The region offers a large number of golf courses. Some of the notable nearby museums are the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Latino Museum of History, The Los Angeles Children's Museum and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The popular Los Angeles Zoo is located in the area.

Temple City Activities

A variety of popular activities and entertainment opportunities are located in nearby Los Angeles. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, The Angeles National Forest and the Los Padres National Forest are situated in the county and are popular for a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Temple City Transportation

Air travel is available at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Temple City Higher Education

California State University - Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Cerritos College, East Los Angeles College and Pacific States University are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,214
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+15,833
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married53.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,672
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,327
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,657

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,775
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone17%
Median Gross Rent$1,398
Median House Value$661,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)81.2%
German3.1%
Irish2.5%
Italian2.4%
English1.8%
Arab0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Scottish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Polish0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Syrian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Greek0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Canadian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Temple City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91780
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.1
Approximate Longitude-118.05

Temple City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAN GABRIEL FIRE DEPT
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp43 to 70 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp62 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationPASADENA
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp55 to 83 F
Annual Precip21 inches
StationMT WILSON NO 2
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 53 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp51 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcadia58,156$103,955
El Monte115,958$46,148
Rosemead54,615$51,660
San Gabriel40,315$59,099
San Marino13,331$167,398
Sierra Madre11,061$121,578

Temple City Public Schools

Cleminson Elementary
5213 N. Daleview Ave.
ZIP: 91780
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Cloverly Elementary
5476 Cloverly Ave.
ZIP: 91780
Middle
Total Enrollment 464
Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center
9229 Pentland St.
ZIP: 91780
High
Total Enrollment 35
La Rosa Elementary
9301 La Rosa Dr.
ZIP: 91780
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Longden Elementary
9501 Wendon St.
ZIP: 91780
Primary
Total Enrollment 1066
Oak Avenue Intermediate
6623 Oak Ave.
ZIP: 91780
Middle
Total Enrollment 959
Temple City Alternative
9229 Pentland St.
ZIP: 91780
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Temple City High
9501 Lemon Ave.
ZIP: 91780
High
Total Enrollment 2116

Temple City Private Schools

First Lutheran School
9123 Broadway
ZIP: 91780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
Love & Care Christian Preschool
10313 Lower Azusa Rd
ZIP: 91780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
St Luke The Evangelist Catholic School
5521 Cloverly Ave
ZIP: 91780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
Young People's Village
6051 Rosemead Blvd
ZIP: 91780
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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