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Overview

Introduction to Temple, Texas

Temple, Texas, in Bell county, is 62 miles NE of Austin, Texas. The city is in the Killeen - Temple area.

Temple History

Temple was originally founded in 1881 as a railroad town. It was named Temple Junction in honor of Bernard Moore Temple who worked as a civil engineer and former surveyor at the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway Company. In fact, it was the same company that founded the town. The area had a post office in January 1881, and its name was shortened to Temple around that time. The town was incorporated in 1882.

Temple and nearby Attractions

  • Railroad and Heritage Museum
  • Czech Heritage Museum
  • Temple Lake Park
  • Temple Symphony Orchestra
  • Mother Neff Park
  • Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center

Things To Do In Temple

Temple's surroundings are breathtaking. There is lush green prairie land and gorgeous woods that give way to the beautiful Lake Belton. Such diverse landscape also provides a perfect habitat for various species of wildlife. Lake Belton is a very popular spot for fishing tournaments, water sports, picnics, camping, or simply relaxation. Moreover, the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area offers facilities like a water slide, jet skis, paddle boats, cabins, and a rustic lodge. Miller Springs Nature Center provides facilities for rock climbers, hikers, bird watchers, and photographers.

Temple Transportation

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Temple Higher Education

Temple College is the local college. Others in the neighborhood include University of Mary Hardin, Central Texas College, and Baylor University.

Demographics

People

Total Population71,138
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+31,118
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married49.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,743
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,358
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,446

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,143
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$821
Median House Value$126,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.1%
German13.9%
English8.6%
Irish8.4%
French Except Basque2.3%
Italian2.2%
Czech2.1%
Scottish1.9%
African1.5%
Dutch1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Polish0.6%
Swiss0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Greek0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Temple Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bell County
Standard Zip Codes76501, 76502, 76504
P.O. Box Zip Codes76503, 76505
Company Zip Codes76508
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.08
Approximate Longitude-97.25

Temple Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTEMPLE
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip35.8 inches
StationBELTON DAM
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip35.2 inches
StationKILLEEN 3 S
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belton20,138$57,195
Holland1,274$61,667

Temple Public Libraries

Temple Public Library
100 W ADAMS AVE
Temple, Texas
(254) 298-5555

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Temple Hospitals

Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
1901 Veterans Memorial Dr
Scott And White Continuing Care Hospital
(Non-profit)
546 Kegley Road
(254) 215-0900
Mclane Children's Scott & White Hospital
(Non-profit)
1901 Southwest H. K. Dodgen Loop
(254) 724-5437
Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital
(Non-profit)
546 Kegley Road
Scott And White Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
2401 South 31st Street

Temple Public Schools

Wheatley Alternative Education Center
515 E Ave D
ZIP: 76501
(254) 215-5665
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Lamar Middle
2120 N 1st St
ZIP: 76501
(254) 215-6444
Middle
Total Enrollment 645
Hector P Garcia El
2525 Lavendusky Dr
ZIP: 76501
(254) 215-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Priority Charter Schools-temple Charter Academy
1400 E Ave B
ZIP: 76501
(254) 778-8682
Other
Total Enrollment 303
Jefferson El
2616 N 3rd St
ZIP: 76501
(254) 215-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 790
High Point El
1635 Starlight Dr
ZIP: 76502
(254) 316-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Thornton El
2900 Pin Oak Dr
ZIP: 76502
(254) 215-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Tarver El
7949 Stonehollow Dr
ZIP: 76502
(254) 215-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Lake Belton Middle
8818 Tarver Dr
ZIP: 76502
(254) 215-2900
Middle
Total Enrollment 764
Joe M Pirtle El
714 S Pea Rdg
ZIP: 76502
(254) 215-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
North Belton Middle
7907 Prairie View Rd
ZIP: 76502
(254) 316-5200
Middle
Total Enrollment 857
Cater El
4111 Lark Trl
ZIP: 76502
(254) 215-7444
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Bonham Middle
4600 Midway Dr
ZIP: 76502
(254) 215-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 490
Raye-allen El
5015 S 5th St
ZIP: 76502
(254) 215-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Travis Science Academy
1551 S 25th St
ZIP: 76504
(254) 215-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 651
Fred W Edwards Academy Aec
1414 W Barton
ZIP: 76504
(254) 215-6944
High
Total Enrollment 88
Scott El
2301 W Ave P
ZIP: 76504
(254) 215-6222
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Temple H S
415 N 31st St
ZIP: 76504
(254) 215-7000
High
Total Enrollment 1921
Kennedy-powell El
3707 W Nugent Ave
ZIP: 76504
(254) 215-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Western Hills El
600 Arapaho Dr
ZIP: 76504
(254) 215-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Bell Co J J A E P
200 N 23 St
ZIP: 76504
(254) 215-6760
Meridith-dunbar Early Childhood Academy
1717 E Ave J
ZIP: 76504
(254) 215-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Scott & White Hospital
2401 S 31st St
ZIP: 76508
(254) 778-3795
Other
Total Enrollment 4

Temple Private Schools

Christ Church School
317 N 1st St
ZIP: 76501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Central Texas Christian School
4141 W Fm 93
ZIP: 76502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 544
Holy Trinity Catholic High School
6608 W Adams Ave
ZIP: 76502
Secondary
Total Enrollment 87
St Francis Episcopal School
5001 Hickory Rd
ZIP: 76502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Marys Catholic School
1019 S 7th St
ZIP: 76504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
The Montessori School
1302 S 27th St
ZIP: 76504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
The Montessori School Of Central Texas
1302 S 27th St
ZIP: 76504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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