Temple has the 369th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 9.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Temple is part of the Killeen metro area. Unemployment in the Killeen area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Killeen has the 138th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Temple is below average at $40,200, and the median cost of a home in Temple is $117,900, which is below the national average. 26% of workers in Temple hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Temple. 82% of Temple workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Temple spend an average of 15 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.