Income/capita 17%
Household income 12%
Unemployment 10%
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Income per capita$24,667$27,828$29,829
Median household income$48,860$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,613$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,565$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$31,814$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$23,885$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level19.4%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Temple is 17% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Temple is 12% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Temple is 10% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Temple is 28% higher than the national average

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      Temple employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.8%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector15.4%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services16.8%13.2%
      Public administration7.7%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%2.4%
      Education, health & social services17.9%48.4%

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      Temple, TX71,138$48,86011.7%

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      Temple, TX71,138$48,86011.7%
      Source: The Temple, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).