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Temple, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Temple had a population of 78,839 as of July 1, 2019. 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 31.0982 and longitude -97.3428 in Bell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Temple 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.


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Temple, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Temple, TX Housing Affordability Index is 147
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Temple, TX Wealth Index is 71
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 78,839
Population in Households 76,973
Population in Familes 61,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,866
Population Density 1,121
Diversity Index1 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,631
Average Household Income $68,231
Per Capita Income $26,856
Wealth Index3 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 33,255 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,807 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,001 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,447 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $156,966
Housing Affordability Index2 147
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 30,808
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 19,471
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.9% 1.56%
Households 1.78% 1.53%
Families 1.74% 1.48%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Temple, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Temple to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 51 97th
Population Density # 650 63rd
Diversity Index # 231 87th
Median Household Income # 794 55th
Per Capita Income # 690 61st

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