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Welcome to Temple ...

The city of Temple is located in Bell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Temple has a population of 78,446 people<2> (see below for details).

Temple was established in 1881.

The community of Temple is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Temple lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Temple is within the (254) area code.

The ZIP codes for Temple: 76501-76505, 76508<4>

Websites for Temple ...

Official Website:   www.ci.temple.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.temple-tx.org/

Junior League:   www.jlbellco.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Temple had an population of 78,446 people. This is an increase of 18.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Temple had a population of 66,102 people (or 21.31% of the total population of Bell County). This makes Temple the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Temple represents 0.26% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 66,102 people, the population of Temple increased 21.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 54,514 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Temple.

Adding Temple to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Temple in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Temple was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Temple on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Temple on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Temple ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Temple - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Temple.

Communities near Temple ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Temple.

  • Harker Heights [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harker Heights
    • Harker Heights [Bell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Temple
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,071 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harker Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harker Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harker Heights<7>
  • Belton [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belton
    • Belton [Bell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Temple
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belton<7>
  • Nolanville [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolanville
    • Nolanville [Bell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Temple
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,150 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nolanville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nolanville<7>
  • Morgan's Point Resort [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan's Point Resort
    • Morgan's Point Resort [Bell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Temple
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,785 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan's Point Resort have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan's Point Resort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan's Point Resort<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Troy [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Bell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Temple
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<7>
    • Salado [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salado
      • Salado [Bell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Temple
      • Estimated population in 2015: 2,140 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salado<7>
    • Little River-Academy [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River-Academy
      • Little River-Academy [Bell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Temple
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River-Academy
    • Bruceville-Eddy [McLennan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruceville-Eddy
      • Bruceville-Eddy [McLennan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Temple
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruceville-Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruceville-Eddy
    • Moody [McLennan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody
      • Moody [McLennan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Temple
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moody have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody<7>
    • Rogers [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Bell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Temple
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogers<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Temple. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Temple.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Temple. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Temple.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Temple. Our list includes 42 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Temple.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Temple ...

Looking for more information about Temple? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Temple, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Temple.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Bell County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Temple: www.ci.temple.tx.us/

The official website for Bell County: www.bellcountytx.com/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Bell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Temple.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Temple - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Temple). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Temple or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Temple includes: 76501, 76502, 76503, 76504 & 76505.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Temple) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Temple. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TempleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Temple. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0990, Longitude: -97.3457    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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