Temple is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. Located near the county seat of Belton, Temple lies in the region referred to as Central Texas. In the 2010 Census, Temple's population was 66,102, an increase of more than 20 percent from the 2000 census.
Temple is a "principal city" in the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located off Interstate 35, Temple is 65 miles north of Austin and 34 miles south of Waco.