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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Temple is a town in Texas with a population of 71,795. Temple is in Bell County. Living in Temple offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Temple there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Temple and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Temple are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$843
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Temple Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    136.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    92.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    451.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,859.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    251
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Temple

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,970
National
$55,322
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Temple Reviews

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I like the support they show the local football teams but I think they show support the kids other ways like donating for school, having a community back to school bash, and after school programs. Also get the kids involved with fitness and provide them resources whenever they go to college. Also start adding more places to the town we barely have a mall it has no good store within it. Add more food restaurants like cheddars, smoothie king, or tropical smoothie cafe. Allow small businesses to thrive because they all end up quitting in the future.
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I have lived in Temple for two years now, I came from upstate NY. Here in Temple people are friendly, genuine, honest, and polite! You lose your cell phone and wallet it is returned to you...everything intact! There are plenty of eateries, salons, stores, and parks! Down the road from me is a nature trail! I love Lion's Park. They have several playgrounds and one is covered to keep the hot sun off you while you play. They also have two dog parks! Miller's Park has a nice playground, a splash pad, and clean rest rooms! Life in Temple is simple and easy. Everything you need is here and easy to get to, but far enough away to enjoy the quiet.
I have lived in Temple, Texas all my life and there are many sites to see. We have one of the largest hospitals in the United States. The residents are great people here. Great place to raise a family. So come on down and join us, you will not be disappointed!