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Realtor - Templeton Real Estate Agent
Please contact Realtor Traci Ferguson at (805) 235-6396 to get the most up to date information on listings along the Central Coast.
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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.
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 in the winter, and highs reaching up to 115 °F (46 °C) in the summer.
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 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. There were 1,588 housing units at an average density of 335.2/sq mi. 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.