Facts and Figures

CITY OF TEMPLE CITY

 

Founded

1921

Incorporated

May 25, 1960

Slogan

Home of the Camellias

Sister Cities

Hawkesbury, Australia
Magdalena de Kino, Mexico

 

 

GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE

 

Zip Code

91780

Area Code

626

County

Los Angeles

State

California

 

 

Total Area

4.006 sq. mi.

Elevation (above sea level)

400 ft.

 

 

Annual Average Temperature

77.5 F

Annual Average Rainfall

18.2 inches

 

 

CITY HALL / MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

Location

9701 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City

General Hours of Operation

M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

General Phone Number

626 285-2171

General Fax Number

626 285-8192

General Email Address

info@templecity.us

 

 

Cable Channel

Channel 3 (Charter)
Channel 99 (AT&T U-Verse)

Print Publication

Temple City Connect (quarterly)

Website

www.templecity.us
www.facebook.com/connectwithTC
www.twitter.com/connectwithTC

 

 

GOVERNANCE

 

Type

Charter

Format

Elected Council, Appointed City Manager

City Council

5 members; 4-year terms

Mayor

Appointed; 1-year term

 

 

City Council Roster

Cynthia Sternquist, Mayor
William Man, Mayor Pro Tempore
Tom Chavez, Councilmember
Nanette Fish, Councilmember
Vincent Yu, Councilmember

City Manager

Bryan Cook

 

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS

 

Meetings at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 5938 Kauffman Ave.

City Council

First and third Tuesdays

Planning Commission

Second and fourth Tuesdays

Public Safety Commission

Second and fourth Wednesdays

Parks and Recreation

Third Wednesdays

 

 

JURISDICTION

 

U.S. Congressional District

27

U.S. Congressperson

Judy Chu (Democrat)

 

 

California Senate District

21

California Senator

Dr. Ed Hernandez (Democrat)

 

 

California Assembly District

49

California Assemblymember

Ed Chau (Democrat)

 

 

LA County Supervisorial District

5

LA County Supervisor

Kathryn Barger

 

 

CONTRACTED SERVICES

 

Fire

Los Angeles County Fire (through assessment)

Police

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Trash

Athens Services

 

 

UTILITY PROVIDERS

 

Phone

AT&T

Cable

Charter Communications, AT&T U-Verse

Gas

Southern California Gas Company

Electricity

Southern California Edison

Water

California American Water Company
East Pasadena Water Company
Golden State Water Company
San Gabriel County Water Company
Sunnyslope Water Company

 

 

ORGANIZATION

 

Number of Employees

92 (36 full-time, 56 part-time)

Operating Budget (FY 2011-2012)

$30,637,390

General Fund

$11,185,560

Capital Projects

$15,562,740

Special Funds

$3,899,090

General Fund Reserve

$24,462,500

 

 

Number of City-Owned Buildings

9

Number of Parks

2

Total Park Acreage

19

Parks to People Ratio

.54 acres: 1,000 people

Number of Recreational Class Offerings

80 (on average, based quarterly)

Average Number of Participants

700 (on average, based quarterly)

Number of Annual Sposored Events

20

 

 

Maintained Infrastructure

 

Bikeways (mi.)

0

Sisewalks (mi.)

No formal records

Streets (mi.)

75

Light Poles

 

City-Owned

363

Edison-Owned

1,361

Public Trees

5,615

Public Parking Lots

21

Public Parking Spaces

640 (based on lot spaces, not street spaces)

 

 

COMMUNITY STATISTICS

 

Total Population (2011 State estimate)

35,673

Population Density

8,904.8 persons/square mile

 

 

KEY 2010 CENSUS INFORMATION

 

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Population

2010

2000

1990

1980

 

35,558

33,377

31,100

28,972

Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

Asian

55.7%

38.9

19.3%

4.8%

White

33.6%

48.7%

61%

80.9%

Latino

19.3%

20.5%

18.8%

12.9%

Black

.8%

.92%

.5%

.18%

Native Amer.

.4%

.44%

.28%

.43%

Pacific Islander

.1%

.06%

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Other

6.5%

7.5%

.11%

.75%

2+ Races

2.9%

3.5%

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Age

2010

 

 

 

Median

42 Years

 

 

 

Under 18

21%

 

 

 

18-24

8.1%

 

 

 

25-44

25.3%

 

 

 

45-64

30.3%

 

 

 

65+

15.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gender Ratio

 

 

 

 

Female :Male

 

100: 90.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration

 

 

 

 

Foreign Born

 

45.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosehold Characteristics

 

 

 

Average Size

3.09 persons

 

 

Average Household Income

 

 

 

Median Household Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Attainment

 

 

 

Some High School

6.8%

 

 

H.S. Graduate (or higher)

86.5%

 

 

Some College

18.1%

 

 

Associate Degree

11.6%

 

 

Bachelor Degree

23.5%

 

 

Graduate / Prof. Degree

12.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOTING STATISTICS (2011)

 

 

 

Number of Polling Precincts

6-7

 

 

Number of Registered Voters

16,888

 

 

Democrat

5,976

 

 

Republican

5,009

 

 

American Independent

351

 

 

Americans Elect

1

 

 

Green

78

 

 

Libertarian

55

 

 

Peace and Freedom

59

 

 

Declined to state

5,213

 

 

Miscellaneous

146

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 CRIME INDICATORS

 

 

 

Average Response Time

4.5 minutes

 

 

Crime Indes (100 is the safest)

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1 Crimes

(Serious offenses, e.g. homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, arson)

Reported crimes

401

 

 

Change from prior year

-18%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2 Crimes

(Less serious offenses, e.g. DUI, driving on suspended license, fraud, forgery)

Reported crimes

1,600

 

 

Change from prior year

+62%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 ECONOMIC INDICATORS

 

 

 

Total Assessed Valuation (FY 2011-12)

$3,410,110,131

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

 

 

 

 

Average Sales Price

$559,006

 

 

Median Sales Price

$520,000

 

 

Number of Housing Units

12,117

 

 

Percentage of Land Area

89.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial

 

 

 

 

Average Lease Rate (based on staff survey)

$1.00 - $$2.50 SF

 

Average Vacancy Rate (based on staff survey)

10.8%

 

Percentage of Land Area

6.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business

Number of Businesses (based on business license)

913

 

Retail

 

133

 

Restaurants

 

58

 

Professional (Office)

 

88

 

Services

 

190

 

Manufacture/Wholesale

 

36

 

Home-Based Business

 

348

 

Private Education

 

31

 

Auto Repair

 

16

 

Car Wash

 

3

 

Nursing

 

2

 

Motel

 

1

 

Non-Profit

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxes and Fees

 

 

 

 

Average Property Tax Rate

 

1.60589

 

Sales Tax Rate

 

 

8.75%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Tax

 

 

None

 

Business License Fee

 

Starts at $75/year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxes and Fees

 

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate (2011)

 

8.0%

 

Building Permit Valuation (2011)

 

$24,510,346

 

Retail Sales

 

$165,726,800

 

Consumer Price Index
(Los Angeles Area, Dec 2010 - Dec 2011)

2.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This information was provided on April 20, 2012. Next update on October 20, 2012

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