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Welcome to Temple ...

The city of Temple is located in Bell County.

The location of Temple has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Temple has a population of 76,256 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 lies within the (254) area code.

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

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 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 (with a count of 54,514 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Temple had an population of 76,256 people. This is an increase of 15.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.88% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Websites for Temple ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Temple. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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.

Communities near Temple ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Harker Heights   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the West (W) of Temple

Belton   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Temple

Nolanville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Temple

Village of Salado   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Temple

Little River-Academy   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Temple

Troy   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Temple

Bruceville-Eddy   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Temple

Located in McLennan County

Moody   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Temple

Located in McLennan County

Rogers   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Temple

Holland   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Temple

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>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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<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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 we use 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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