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Welcome to Temple ...
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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 27 Jul 2021