Temple is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. The city has a population of 71,138 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (74% White). Given that fact, Temple could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Temple are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 16% of the population also speak Spanish. 71% of the people in Temple (over the age of 15) are married and 58% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.
Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Temple could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Temple, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, education, employment, housing and more.
Using data and statistics Temple has received a livability score of 82/100. This score is ranked in the 96th percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Temple is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Temple also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Temple ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+), education (A-) and housing (B-).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Temple has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Czech Heritage Museum, Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, and Ralph Sr. and Sunny Wilson Home.
The average school test scores in Temple are 65%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.
Assuming that Temple meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Temple. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Temple are simply unattainable. The median home price for Temple homes is $126,100, which is 11.6% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Temple, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 0% lower than the Texas average.