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Temple is a city in Bell County, in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood metro area.

The latitude of Temple is 31.098N. The longitude is -97.342W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,975.


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Median household income
Local
$35,135
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Temple demographic reports
Temple is on the Little River
Founded by the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway in 1881
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 170. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "Flesh and Bone"
Well-known residents have included:
· Rip Torn, actor
· Sammy Baugh, football player
· Joe Greene, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Texas Train Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Temple web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Temple Lake Park
Historic sites and museums: Railroad and Heritage Museum, Czech Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities: Temple College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 57

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Temple demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Killeen-Temple area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76504 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Temple residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Temple ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Temple was $19,360, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Temple residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Temple, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $431.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.


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Libraries in Temple include Temple Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Temple include Temple Daily Telegram

TV stations in Temple include KCEN.

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Bell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Temple political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Temple workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 36 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Temple between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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