Templeton, California

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Templeton
—  census-designated place  —
Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°33′14″N 120°42′34″W / 35.55389°N 120.70944°W / 35.55389; -120.70944Coordinates: 35°33′14″N 120°42′34″W / 35.55389°N 120.70944°W / 35.55389; -120.70944
Country United States
State California
CountySan Luis Obispo
Area[1]
 • Total7.766 sq mi (20.115 km2)
 • Land7.717 sq mi (19.988 km2)
 • Water0.049 sq mi (0.127 km2)  0.63%
Elevation807 ft (246 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total7,674
 • Density990/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code93465
Area code(s)805
FIPS code06-78162
GNIS feature ID1661557
 
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Templeton
—  census-designated place  —
Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°33′14″N 120°42′34″W / 35.55389°N 120.70944°W / 35.55389; -120.70944Coordinates: 35°33′14″N 120°42′34″W / 35.55389°N 120.70944°W / 35.55389; -120.70944
Country United States
State California
CountySan Luis Obispo
Area[1]
 • Total7.766 sq mi (20.115 km2)
 • Land7.717 sq mi (19.988 km2)
 • Water0.049 sq mi (0.127 km2)  0.63%
Elevation807 ft (246 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total7,674
 • Density990/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code93465
Area code(s)805
FIPS code06-78162
GNIS feature ID1661557

Templeton is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California. The population was 7,674 at the 2010 census, up from 4,687 at the 2000 census.

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Geography and climate

Geography

Templeton is located at 35°33′14″N 120°42′34″W / 35.55389°N 120.70944°W / 35.55389; -120.70944 (35.553847, −120.709469).[2] It is approximately five miles south of Paso Robles and five miles (8 km) north of Atascadero along U.S. 101. State Route 46 intersects U.S. 101 on the north edge of the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20 km2), 99.37% of it land and 0.63% of it water. However, much of the surrounding unincorporated area between Atascadero and Paso Robles also considers itself part of Templeton, and U.S. mail is addressed likewise.

Climate

Templeton has a Mediterranean climate that is characterized by mild winters and dry summers. The area usually has low humidity. Rain generally falls only between November and March, with the rainy season tapering off almost completely by the end of April. Temperature lows can reach from 10 to 15 °F (−9 °C) in the winter, and highs reaching up to 115 °F (46 °C) in the summer.

In the winter, Templeton receives fog from the Central Valley in the mornings. In the summer, Templeton receives lots of fog from the Pacific Ocean. This is because of the high temperatures of the valley causing heat to rise, and the cold ocean temperatures causing the air to descend. The rising air in the valley pulls the cold ocean air over Templeton. The Highway 46 passes through the California Coastal Mountain Range, and is where the fog comes through, and also over the Cuesta Grade.

Economy

Templeton is home to businesses that serve the local ranching and agriculture, including horse ranches and vineyards. The four largest parts of the economy are the hospital, the school, the wine and agriculture brought in from the country-side, and the businesses on Main Street.

Templeton is emerging as a world class wine producer[citation needed]; many of the wineries with the "Paso Robles" appellation are actually located in the unincorporated Templeton area – including Castoro, Peachy Canyon, York Mountain, and Wild Horse.

There is a growing production of olive oil, and there are many small groves growing excellent olives for oil and table olives, including Pasolivo.

A very limited number of large corporations have made Templeton their primary place of business. Major businesses that operate with primary locations in Templeton include Weyrick Lumber, Santa Margarita Construction Corp (Brukiewicz Infrastruktura Międzynarodowy S.A.) and Castoro Cellars, Peachy Canyon Winery, York Mountain Winery, Wild Horse Winery amongst other wineries.

History

Templeton is located on the Rancho Paso de Robles Mexican land grant. Templeton was founded in 1886 when Chauney Hatch Phillips of the West Coast Land Company sent R.R. Harris to survey 160 acres (0.65 km2) south of Paso Robles. This land was to be laid out in business and residential lots and 5–12 acre parcels for a town named "Crocker" after Charles Crocker, which was later changed to "Templeton", after Crocker's son. The town was the end of the line for passengers coming via railroad from the north; tourists disembarked here and took a stagecoach south to San Luis Obispo. In 1891 the railroad continued south and the town was reduced to a flag stop and is now a bypass. In 1897 there was a great fire which burned most of the business district. The town was rebuilt, but much smaller than it had once been.[3][4]

Demographics

2010

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Templeton had a population of 7,674. The population density was 988.1 people per square mile (381.5/km²). The racial makeup of Templeton was 6,833 (89.0%) White, 59 (0.8%) African American, 80 (1.0%) Native American, 123 (1.6%) Asian, 10 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 337 (4.4%) from other races, and 232 (3.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,171 persons (15.3%).

The Census reported that 7,580 people (98.8% of the population) lived in households, 1 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 93 (1.2%) were institutionalized.

There were 2,830 households, out of which 1,121 (39.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,572 (55.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 363 (12.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 127 (4.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 117 (4.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 29 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 654 households (23.1%) were made up of individuals and 352 (12.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68. There were 2,062 families (72.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.14.

The population was spread out with 2,049 people (26.7%) under the age of 18, 598 people (7.8%) aged 18 to 24, 1,627 people (21.2%) aged 25 to 44, 2,288 people (29.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,112 people (14.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.8 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

There were 3,006 housing units at an average density of 387.1 per square mile (149.4/km²), of which 2,002 (70.7%) were owner-occupied, and 828 (29.3%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.9%. 5,453 people (71.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 2,127 people (27.7%) lived in rental housing units.

2000

Templeton, is a small, fast growing, rural town. It has added dwelling units faster since 1990 than any other community in the county (a 63% increase), with developments competing for prime land with vineyards.

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,687 people, 1,548 households, and 1,247 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 989.2 people per square mile (381.8/km²). There were 1,588 housing units at an average density of 335.2 per square mile (129.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.36% White, 1.17% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 3.63% from other races, and 3.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.82% of the population.

There were 1,548 households out of which 49.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,438, and the median income for a family was $58,750. Males had a median income of $41,268 versus $32,034 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,671. About 6.3% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

In the state legislature Templeton is located in the 15th Senate District, represented by Republican Abel Maldonado, and in the 33rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Sam Blakeslee. Federally, Templeton is located in California's 22nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +16[7] and is represented by Republican Kevin McCarthy.

Schools

Templeton High School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon High School in 2006 and was selected as one of 64 schools out of 860 in the state as a California Distinguished School in 1999 and again in 2005.

Templeton High School, grades 9th to 12th Templeton Middle School, grades 6th to 8th Vineyard Elementary School, grades 3rd to 5th Templeton Elementary School, kindergarten to 2nd Laugh and Learn Preschool, preschool

Notable residents

Notable residents of Templeton include:

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

Churches

The oldest church West of the Mississippi River is located in Templeton. It has been worshiping for 125 years.It's called the Bethel Lutheran Church on the corner of 3rd street, Crocker Street, and Old County Road. It's address is 295 Old County Road. It's phone number is (805) 434-1329.

The First Presbyterian Church has also been around 125 years, but is a few months younger. It is located on the corner of 6th Street and Crocker Street.

Templeton Hills Seventh Day is located on 930 Templeton Hills Road and its phone number is (805) 434-1710.

Templeton Assembly of God Church is located on 925 Bennet Way. Its phone number is (805) 434-2616.

Other churches in Templeton include the Celebration Worship Center, Central Coast Church of Regional Science, Vineyard Church of Christ, Church of the Good Shepherd, Templeton Hills Hispanic SDA, Victory Chapel, and Templeton Community Church.


Other information

There are many small town community events that take place in Templeton. Such events include the widely popular Summer Concerts In The Park, Summer Movie Nights at the Park, Wine & Roses Bike Ride, the Outdoor Quilt Show, the annual Cowboy Christmas and Denim & Diamonds Charity Event, Fourth of July Parade, and the entire county's biggest Farmer's Market every Saturday morning.

Many wineries operate the Templeton part of North San Luis Obispo County wine country.

Twin Cities Community Hospital is located in Templeton, that provides services to most of North San Luis Obispo County. Templeton has seen a great growth in medical services and buildings along Las Tablas road.

The Sheriff's Department of North San Luis Obispo County, (locally known as North County), is located in Templeton.

Boy Scout Troop 434 in Templeton has some of the best patrols in the county, and Cub Scout Pack 434 also resides in Templeton.

External links

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Templeton Historical Museum Society
  4. ^ History of Templeton
  5. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2008-02-10.