Temple, Texas

Temple: The most populous city in Bell County, Texas. It is located in the Central Texas region. Temple is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum and the Temple Civic Center.


Temple is a city located in the county of Bell in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 66,102 and a population density of 952 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 80,761 inhabitants.

The city was created 142 years ago in 1881.

Temple locator map
Location of Temple on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Temple

Population : 80,761 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Bell County
Postal code : 76501
Phone Area Codes : 254
Area : 69.43 km2
Altitude : 2,346 feet / 715 meters
Establishment : June 06, 1881 (142 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 11:32:16 (19th April 2024)
Density : 1,163 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 18.15% (2010-2020)
Downtown Temple  TX at Main Street IMG 2384 image
Downtown Temple TX at Main Street IMG 2384
Downtown Temple  TX at Main Street IMG 2384 image


Temple is located at 31°5'54"N 97°20'34"W (31.0982300, -97.3427800).

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The population of Temple increased by 18.15% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 54,986 -
2010 66,102 16.82% census
2011 67,124 1.52% estimation process
2012 68,756 2.37% estimation process
2013 69,544 1.13% estimation process
2014 70,199 0.93% estimation process
2015 71,786 2.21% estimation process
2016 73,003 1.67% estimation process
2017 74,377 1.85% estimation process
2018 76,165 2.35% estimation process
2019 78,439 2.9% estimation process
2020 80,761 2.88% estimation process

Temple zip code is 76501. County name: Bell, County fips: 48027

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Schools in Temple

College & universities near Temple, TX

Code Name City ZIP
228608 Temple College Temple (TX) 76504-7435
383464 Central Texas Beauty College-Temple Temple (TX) 76504-6948
226471 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton (TX) 76513-2599
484136 Yahweh Beauty Academy Killeen (TX) 76543-4153
492573 National American University-Killeen Killeen (TX) 76542-1321

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Temple, TX

Code Name Address Type
TPL Temple 315 West Ave B RAIL
KIL Killeen, Texas 200 East Avenue C BUS
MCG McGregor 1 Amtrak Blvd. RAIL
FHD Fort Hood, Texas Hood Road & Old Ironsides Ave. BUS
WCX Waco, TX 301 South 8th Street BUS

Post offices near Temple

Post Office Name City ZIP
Templ Post Office Temple (TX) 76501
Heidenheimer Post Office Heidenheimer (TX) 76533
Pendleton Post Office Pendleton (TX) 76564
Belton Post Office Belton (TX) 76513
Little River Academy Post Office Little River Academy (TX) 76554

Other places with the same name (5)

  • Temple , Georgia human settlement in Carroll and Haralson Counties, Georgia, United States of America with a population of 5,044 people.
  • Temple , New Hampshire town in New Hampshire with a population of 1,434 people.
  • Temple , Oklahoma human settlement in Cotton County, Oklahoma, United States of America with a population of 915 people.
  • Temple , Maine town in Maine, United States with a population of 518 people.

Other cities in Bell County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Bell County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Killeen 153,991 The 11th most populous city in Texas.
Harker Heights 33,071 City in Bell County, Texas, United States
Belton 23,196 City in Texas, USA
Nolanville 6,150 City in Bell County, Texas, United States
Morgans Point Resort 4,170 City in Texas, United States
Salado 2,379 Village in the United States
Troy 2,191 City in Bell County, Texas
Little River-Academy 2,048 City in Bell County, Texas, United States
Lone Star 1,473 City in Bell County, Texas, United States
Rogers 1,253 Town in Texas, United States
Holland 1,189 Town in Texas, United States
Union Grove 372 City in Upshur County, Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Temple distances to largest Texas cities