Temple, Texas Population 2021

82,987
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Temple is a city located in Bell County Texas. With a 2020 population of 82,987, it is the 48th largest city in Texas and the 422nd largest city in the United States . Temple is currently growing at a rate of 2.82% annually and its population has increased by 25.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,102 in 2010. Temple reached it's highest population of 82,987 in 2021. Spanning over 75 miles, Temple has a population density of 1,178 people per square mile.

The average household income in Temple is $72,953 with a poverty rate of 16.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $889 per month, and the median house value is $143,400. The median age in Temple is 34.2 years, 33.2 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Temple Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Temple was:

  • White: 75.08%
  • Black or African American: 15.66%
  • Two or more races: 4.60%
  • Other race: 2.30%
  • Asian: 2.01%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Temple, Texas is 82,987 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 76,165.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,102.

Temple, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021478,3659,0311.89%
2020469,3349,0311.92%
2019460,3039,0311.96%
2018451,2728,2741.83%
2017442,9986,5771.48%
2016436,4213,8380.88%
2015432,5836,1621.42%
2014426,4212,4900.58%
2013423,9314560.11%
2012423,47511,1272.63%
2011412,3484,0860.99%
2010408,2620.00%

Temple Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,13175.08%
Black or African American11,70515.66%
Two or More Races3,4404.60%
Some Other Race1,7202.30%
Asian1,5052.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native2370.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.03%
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Temple Population by Race

Temple Population Pyramid $2021

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Temple Median Age

34.2


Total

33.2


Male

35.1


Female

Temple Adults

There are 54,694 adults, (11,214 of whom are seniors) in Temple.

Temple Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Temple Sex Ratio

Female

39,314

52.59%

Male

35,448

47.41%

Temple Population by Age

Temple Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Temple Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.3%28.7%
All54.6%45.4%
Male48.9%51.1%
Non Family40.3%59.7%
Female38.7%61.4%

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Temple Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,6182.6554.6
Married12,6233.3671.3
Non Family9,7201.2440.3
Female4,0003.5638.7
Male1,2753.548.9

3.32

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Temple Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8823.90%
9th to 12th Grade2,9176.05%
High School Graduate12,66526.27%
Some College12,04024.98%
Associates Degree4,7879.93%
Bachelors Degree8,71718.08%
Graduate Degree5,19410.78%
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Temple Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Temple Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White28,08726,66810,344
Hispanic10,4208,1291,457
Black7,8196,7351,023
Other Race1,157973129
2+ Races1,1291,071314
Asian1,030984809
Native American19719113
Islander2424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.54%.

Temple Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,076$43,634$31,238
Less Than 9th Grade$20,962$22,517$15,824
High School Graduate$28,346$31,433$22,650
Some College$34,024$41,936$30,715
Bachelors Degree$51,293$59,436$43,974
Graduate Degree$65,081$75,000$60,357

$36,076

Average Earnings

$43,634

Average Male

$31,238

Average Female

Temple Earnings by Educational Attainment

Temple Language by Age

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Temple Language

83.60% of Temple residents speak only English, while 16.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.70% of the population.

Temple Language

Temple Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,1194,14510.60%
Hispanic19,5893,98020.32%
Black11,3983,32929.21%
Multiple3,44076122.12%
Other1,72023013.37%
Asian1,50122514.99%
Native2265223.01%
Islander241041.67%

16.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.50%

Male Poverty Rate

17.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Temple

The race most likely to be in poverty in Temple is Islander, with 41.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Temple is White, with 10.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.76%.

Temple Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.01%
High School16.48%
Some College9.76%
Bachelors or Greater4.78%

Temple Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.83%
Male Unemployed25.21%
Female Employed9.90%
Male Employed6.30%

Temple Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Temple Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,873$72,953
Families$66,664$85,354
Married Families$81,899$102,314
Non Families$35,963$47,099
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Income by Household Type

Temple Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Temple Married by Age and Sex

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Temple Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Temple Marital Status by Race

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Temple Marital Status

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6,976

Number of Veterans

5,770

Male Veterans

1,206

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,189
Vietnam1,952
First Gulf War1,883
Korea483
World War II161

Temple Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,953
55 to 641,278
18 to 341,272
75+1,251
65 to 741,222

Temple Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,25812.68%
Black1,35915.85%
Hispanic8436.63%
2+ Races18511.69%
Other Race1209.38%
Asian272.50%
Islander1458.33%
Native American135.49%

Temple Veterans by Race

Temple Veterans by Education

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7.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Temple Veterans by Education

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62.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Temple Employment by Age

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Temple Employment by Race

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Temple Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.07%

Born in Temple

92.85%

Native Born

7.15%

Foreign Born

4.59%

Non Citizen

2.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.85% of Temple residents were born in the United States, with 63.07% having been born in Texas. 4.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Temple Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202182,9872,2742.82%
202080,7132,2742.90%
201978,4392,2742.99%
201876,1651,7882.40%
201774,3771,3741.88%
201673,0031,2171.70%
201571,7861,5872.26%
201470,1996550.94%
201369,5447881.15%
201268,7561,6322.43%
201167,1245100.77%
201066,61412,1002.02%
200054,5148,4051.69%
199046,1093,7550.85%
198042,3548,9232.39%
197033,4313,0120.95%
196030,4194,9521.79%
195025,46710,1235.20%
194015,344-1-0.00%
193015,3454,3123.35%
192011,033400.04%
191010,9933,9284.52%
19007,0653,0185.73%
18904,0470.00%

Temple Population by Year