Living in Temple, TX

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Temple SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
9

Temple, TX Crime Report

2,176
Total Crimes
2,874.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
11.91%
Above National Average

Temple, TX Cost Of Living

87
Temple's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Temple, Texas Info Snack

Temple is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. As of 2016 the city has a population of 73,600 according to a US census estimate.
Population
73,143
Unemployment
5.9%
Poverty
17.1%
Median Home
$138,700
Median Income
$52,226
Median Rent
$877

Temple, TX Photos

Rankings for Temple in Texas

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Map Of Temple, TX

Population over time in Temple

Year Population % Change
2017 73,143 1.9%
2016 71,795 0.9%
2015 71,138 1.7%
2014 69,938 1.5%
2013 68,877 1.8%
2012 67,669 1.9%
2011 66,435 2.2%
2010 65,017 2.3%
2009 63,548 -
Crime/100k Temple TX USA
Violent Crime 311.7 410.9 368.9
Murder 15.9 4.6 5.0
Robbery 67.4 98.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 136.1 256.6 246.8
Property Crime 2562.5 2367.2 2199.5
Burglary 451.7 410.8 376.0
Larceny 1859.8 1713.1 1594.6
Car Theft 251.0 243.2 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Temple

White
53.2% (38,947)
African American
15.5% (11,330)
American Indian
0.3% (207)
Asian
2.1% (1,507)
Hawaiian
0.0% (15)
Other
0.0% (26)
Two Or More
2.9% (2,126)
Hispanic
26.0% (18,985)
Race Temple TX USA
White 53.2% 42.3% 61.1%
African American 15.5% 11.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.1% 4.6% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.9% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 26.0% 39.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Temple, Texas

Less than $10,000
7.3% (532,151)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.4% (323,528)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.4% (760,332)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (873,065)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.0% (1,026,816)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.2% (1,480,190)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.8% (933,370)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.8% (792,115)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (298,265)
$200,000 or more
4.0% (294,462)
Income Temple TX USA
Less than $10,000 7.3% 6.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.4% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.4% 9.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.0% 12.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.2% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.8% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.8% 14.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 6.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.0% 6.9% 7.0%

Gender in Temple

Female
52.0% (38,007)
Male
48.0% (35,135)
Gender Temple TX USA
Female 52.0% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Temple for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (2,925)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (4,388)
High School / GED
27.0% (19,748)
Some College
24.0% (17,554)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (7,314)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (13,165)
Master's Degree
6.0% (4,388)
Professional Degree
3.0% (2,194)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (1,462)
Education Temple TX USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Temple

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

Cassandra Harris

I live in Temple, Texas. It's not bad but it is boring. And I am too lazy to drive to Waco or to Austin. I miss Dallas. Though I haven't lived there in 18 years-old hear it is different now.


HomeSnacks User

Well, on the good side, there isn't much crime cause we have more police per capita than any other city of comparable size. We also have a large supermax county jail that must be kept full at all times so citizens here are very careful to stay out of trouble. Don't speed or curse in public and you're off to a good start. We have a gigantic cadaver processing facility called Scott & White. They brand it as a hospital but it's really an intern training facility where they experiment on sick people and pretend to care about the ill's well being. If you get sick or have an emergency, you have to go to Austin for professional medical care. To support this enormous medical facility, Temple has one of the highest property tax rates in Texas. One will pay $3,600.00 a year property tax on a $110,000.00 home. On the bright side of that, if a person only has $100,000.00 and wants to live in a house, this is the only place where you can find that. For example, a $100,000.00 house in Temple would be about $350,000.00 in Austin just down the road for the same comparable home. The majority of the populous here are health care people transferred in to do a 2-3 year stint at Scott $ White. None of them are planning to stay, so that's why the gigantic explosion in apartments here lately. Selling a home here, unless you're fire-selling it, is a nightmare. There's nothing to do here at all. There are a couple of bars but please don't drink. That goes without saying. The major stores here are all downsized. It's a bare minimum kind of town designed for hospital workers. There are some back breaking line jobs because industries love the low wage they can get people to work for. But don't think you're getting one of these coveted jobs unless you are related or friends with an old Temple folk namesake. As for opportunity, unless you're degreed medical or know one of the powerful families that control the town, forget it, it's an illusion of opportunity. I'd honestly say that for every 1 regular entry level job for a non degreed person, you could find 30 in Austin. I could go on an on, but if you live here longer than five years, you already know.

It really boils down to, unless you have a reason to be here, don't.

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