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A+ Temple Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Temple Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Texas
8713% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Temple cost of living
C Temple Crime Total crime is 5% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,16615% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3215% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Temple crime
D+ Temple Employment Household income is 11% lower than Texas
Median household income
$48,86012% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,66717% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Temple employment
B- Temple Housing Home value is 12% lower than Texas
Median home value
$126,10032% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$82113% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
Temple real estate or Temple rentals
A- Temple Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
82%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
65%33% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:114% lower than the US average
Temple K-12 schools or Temple colleges

Living in Temple, TX

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.

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Rebuke Good ol Boy

I'm a current resident going on 3 years. I find this a livable city. I have no idea about any biker bars or trash. Shopping is fine, there are other shopping options other than the Mall. I have no idea how a visitor would know about dirty cops?? This is a mixed community, and I have seen no racism. This city is rated 96% above other U.S. cities. We have all the main restaurants, not sure what they are looking for from a city of our size. This city has excellent medical care, and has many professionals . I am a retired professional. I'm not sure what they mean by rednecks. I will keep looking for these rednecks since I have yet to come across any of them! I will also add there are over 71,000 people in this city, how would we ever know you are an outsider so we can give you a dirty look? I think the dirty look comment from the visitor deserves a LOL!
  • 5 0
Good Ole Boy Town

This city is known best for 3 things: rednecks, racists, and dirty cops. There are no real attractions here unless you enjoy the country side of this place, local community sucks because people here give outsiders dirty looks, nightlife is filled with biker bars and trash, dining is okay, and shopping sucks because all they have for the main attraction is the Temple Mall LOL.
  • 0 -5
Rotten experience with Scott and White

My wife had polio in 1954 as a 4 year old. As an adult she became aware that her physical condition had begun to deteriorate. She went to doctors in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Charleston, SC who provided her with medications to relieve the intense pain, shaky hands and other conditions relating to the latter effects of the disease.Because my grandfather had a good experience with Scott and White, my wife and I sought them out as our health provider in the Temple, TX community.Wow, was I ever mistaken. Something bad has happened there. If you have condition considered to be "out-of-the-ordinary" like PPS (post-polio syndrome) that will throw them for a big loop. They will not prescribe pain and other medications for pain or sleep aids that are outside CDC guidelines. And one physician told us that she had a "personal" problem prescribing the meds my wife needed and had been prescribed by other docs for over 10 years. PPS, as I mentioned is degenerative, and she continues to suffer from the latter effects of the condition. But now, in cowtown Temple and cowtown "attitude" Scott and White, we can no longer make her comfortable and she must suffer. She did not ask for polio, nor did she ask for PPS.I find this a deplorable set of circumstances and totally unprofessional that an organization devoted to health like S&W is so mainline, by-the-book that they cannot make my wife's life comfortable for the remainder of her life on this planet.Other stuff:1. You rarely can talk to the person you need to speak with.2. You most certainly cannot speak directly with anyone in management.3. The switchboard will ask you if you have a complaint and route you directly to patient relations. They were never any help.4. Watch out for doctors who have a "personal" problem with medications.5. Don't expect them to think outside the box. If you have something that falls in the normal range of human disease, you may be Ok. Otherwise, STEER CLEAR of them.Our consensus of the S&W experience is -(minus)10. Beware!!!!
  • 3 -3
Living in Temple

My husband and I moved to Temple after I joined him in retirement durning the summer of 2016. We wanted to be within a 100 mile radius of Austin , Texas because we have family there. We looked at several towns around central Texas and Temple was our winner. With our research it beat out Waco, Bastrop, Marble Falls, Fredricksburg, San Marcos and Kerrville. That is some stiff competition, but Temple came out on top.Houses in Temple are priced much more reasonably than they are in Austin so we were able to find a beautiful home in a safe and quiet neighborhood. This is the biggest financial plus we have found to moving to Temple.There are many impressive churches to choose from in Temple and we discovered our church home quickly after relocating here. Many aspects attracted us to Temple. medical care is important to us. People always need good medical care, but especially as they age. With the well rated and reviewed Scott and White Hospital we have all our health needs met. We have found their care to be excellent thus far.The shopping is really good for a smaller town. We have a mall with Macy's, Dillards and JC Penney stores plus some smaller retailers and a movie theater. There is also a Men's Warehouse, Khol's, Target, two locations of Walmart, Marshall's, Avenue and Academy Sport's in Temple. We also have speciality stores like Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Batteries Plus, Spec's, Tuesday Mornings, Bed Bath and Beyond and several varieties of dollar stores. We shop for Groceries at HEB most of the time and are very pleased. There is a Sam's Club store which we toured and looks very nice but we have not joined yet. Need something for your home or yard? You can go to Home Depot or Lowe's. There are a variety of restaurants in Temple. While it is not Austin, there are several good choices. If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary you might want to try Pignetti's. The service and food are excellent. A good breakfast can be found at Henderson's. Need good but cheap eats? Go to Fuzzy's Tacos! You may get out the door for less that $5 and I promise your tummy will be full. Maybe a hamburger is what you are craving. I think the best burger in town can be found at The Cotton Patch. I won't lie I still miss some of my favorite restaurants in Austin. But, for a smaller town Temple does okay if you want to eat out. Temple has two theaters and there is another close by in Belton. So there are many choices. The Grand Avenue Theater in Belton is our favorite. We have found everything here a little cheaper than it was in Austin. That is helpful to all families, but especially retirees. The only item that costs us more here is our cable television. You only have one choice, it is Time Warner/Spectrum or nothing at all. Hopefully that will change soon. A choice is always nice. We have needed repairs and help with projects and we have always found friendly but professional help as needed in our new hometown. Temple Texas is a great place to live if you are ready to leave the big city traffic, abundant toll roads and high cost of living. Welcome to Temple!
  • 11 -1
Temple, Texas - A Solid Option

I have lived in Temple, Texas for about three months now and have noticed many things. For one there are a lot of theaters and places that offer live entertainment. Also if your looking for a hotel there are quite a few of them. They have basic and full service hotels to suite your needs. If you are one of those patrons who like to rough it outdoors there are numerous campgrounds to also choose from.

There is also alot of places for shopping if that is what your interested in. Art and Culture is a pretty big part of Temple Texas. One of their most famous theaters is the Temple Civic Theater. People go there to visit museums and exhibits very often. There are about five very well known museums in this city that you should check out if you are ever in the area.

If you are looking for a place to cool down and have a nice meal you are in the right place. There is a variety of many different types of ethnic foods. Over all Temple Texas is at least a place you want to visit once in your life. Some people decide they don't want to leave and make it permanent. I would rate it a 8 overall, not because it isn't an amazing place. The only reason it isn't a ten is because there are other places out there that have more to offer but if your just looking for a relaxing vacation, Temple Texas is the place to go.
  • 4 -3
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