Begun in 1881 as a model city built from railroad blueprints, Temple remains a city with a vision. Our thriving, prosperous community continues to draw families and progressive commercial enterprises with its economic freshness and strong undercurrent of values, ethics and spirit.
Today, more than a century after its birth, Temple still enjoys the distinction of being the demographic center of Texas. The Greater Temple Area has a population of over 111,000 and 84% of the state's population is within three hours of Temple.
Hometown pride infuses Temple's commitment to its natural beauty, its Texas-sized support of local sports, its emphasis on industrial growth, and its nurture of the body through its world-class medical center and of the mind through a strong educational base.
With a diverse mixture of talents and interests, Temple truly mixes the cosmopolitan outlook on the good "life" with rich, down-to-earth country "style" to create a lifestyle which promotes personal, professional and spiritual growth.
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