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Welcome to Temple ...

The city of Temple is located in Bell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Temple has a population of 73,600 people<1> (see below for details).

Temple was established in 1881.

The community of Temple is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Temple: (254)

The ZIP codes for Temple: 76501-76505, 76508<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Temple had a population of 66,102 people (which is 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 total 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 (that had a count of 54,514 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Temple had an population of 73,600 people. This is an increase of 11.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.01% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Temple ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Temple and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Belton   [Map]   20,873   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bruceville-Eddy   [Map]   1,493   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Harker Heights   [Map]   29,757   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Holland   [Map]   1,133   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Little River-Academy   [Map]   1,968   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Moody   [Map]   1,377   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Temple.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Temple. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Temple. Our list includes 42 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Temple:

Websites for Temple ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Temple, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Temple.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Temple. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Temple.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Temple - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Temple. 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, 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 Temple

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Temple. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1027, Longitude: -97.3777     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Temple have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Temple.