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Temple, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Temple had a population of 73,692 as of July 1, 2016. Temple ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Temple is located at latitude 31.1084 and longitude -97.3891 in Bell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Temple (see map below) encompass a land area of 69.77 sq. miles and a water area of 4.84 sq. miles. Bell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The City of Temple (GNIS ID: 2412046) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Temple is located within Temple Division of Bell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Temple population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Temple, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 73,692
Population in Households 72,070
Population in Familes 57,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,622
Population Density1 1,056
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 28,635
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 18,037
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 31,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,118 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,516 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,902 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $127,769
Average Home Value $163,571


Median Household Income $50,516
Average Household Income $68,167
Per Capita Income $27,396
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 1.46%
Households 1.44% 1.38%
Families 1.32% 1.29%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Temple, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Temple to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 97th
Population Density1 # 683 61st
Diversity Index2 # 266 85th
Median Household Income # 639 64th
Per Capita Income # 473 73rd

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