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Temple, Texas

Temple is a city located in Bell County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 54,514.



Location of Temple, Texas

Temple is located at 31°5'37" North, 97°21'44" West (31.093678, -97.362202)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 169.5 km² (65.4 mi²). 169.3 km² (65.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.14% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 54,514 people, 21,543 households, and 14,110 families residing in the city. The population density is 322.1/km² (834.2/mi²). There are 23,511 housing units at an average density of 138.9/km² (359.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 69.76% White, 16.49% African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 9.23% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. 17.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 21,543 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% are married couples living together, 13.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,135, and the median income for a family is $42,795. Males have a median income of $30,858 versus $22,113 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,360. 13.9% of the population and 10.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.0% of those under the age of 18 and 9.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Truth about Temple

Temple is one of the most boring towns in the United States. There is absolutely nothing to do in Temple. My friends and I are currently trying to find something to do on a Saturday night. My posting here is obvious evidence that it is a pathetic place to live.

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See also: List of Texas counties

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