Temple is a city located in Bell County, Texas, and is roughly 65 miles north of Austin and 35 miles west of Waco. According to the official US Census conducted in 2000 the population of the city was over 54,000, though the 2010 U.S. Census indicated that the population was over 66,000 residents, which is a fairly substantial increase for a city the size of Temple. Though it is not the primary city, it is a principal city of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is currently home to a population of over 405,000 residents.
Temple was founded in 1881 along the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad, and was little more than a railroad town named after Bernard Temple, a civil engineer and former surveyor with the railroad company. Temple was incorporated in 1882 and was, for quite some time, the site for the railroad employee’s hospital, though today it is the home of many regional distribution centers. Its central location in Texas makes it a prime area for warehousing, much like Denver but without the size; this makes Temple more important regionally and the economy of the city today is based heavily around retail and warehousing, as well as distribution.
During the summer months, average highs in Temple usually only reach into the mid-90’s during the day, while overnight summer lows tend to drop into the high 60’s and low 70’s. Winter generally brings cooler temperatures, as the season is wont to do, and generally highs during the winter tend to reach into the mid-to-upper 50’s or lower 60’s, while generally dropping down into the mid-30’s.
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