Temperance is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 8,478 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Temperance is the 135th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Temperance is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Temperance is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Temperance who work in healthcare (10.66%), management occupations (9.20%), and sales jobs (9.17%).
Also of interest is that Temperance has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Being a small town, Temperance does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Temperance is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.28% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Temperance in 2018 was $35,571, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,284 for a family of four. However, Temperance contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Temperance home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Temperance residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Temperance include German, Irish, Polish, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in Temperance is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.