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Temple, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Temple (historical) had a population of 1,888 as of July 1, 2017. Temple ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Temple is located at latitude 40.4081 and longitude -75.9229 in Berks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Temple (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Berks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.

The Borough of Temple (historical) (GNIS ID: 2390380) 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.

The Borough of Temple (historical) is located within Township of Muhlenberg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berks County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Temple population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Temple: Solomons Temple.

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Temple, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,888
Daytime Population: Workers 398
Daytime Population: Residents 815
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,213
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 1,881
Population in Familes 1,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 5,614
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $53,344
Average Household Income $65,989
Per Capita Income $26,720


Total Housing Units 849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 255 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $140,625
Average Home Value $152,491


Total Households 788
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 493
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.08% 0.11%
Households -0.09% 0.03%
Families 0.69% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Temple, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Temple to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 667 62nd
Population Density # 102 94th
Diversity Index # 49 97th
Median Household Income # 767 57th
Per Capita Income # 826 53rd

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