Welcome to Temple, TX! Located near the county seat of Belton, Temple lies in the region referred to as Central Texas. Located off Interstate 35, Temple is 65 miles north of Austin and 34 miles south of Waco. Temple is known for its strength as a regional medical center, due to the highly respected Scott & White Memorial Hospital. Temple is also a neighboring city of Killeen, TX and Fort Hood, TX. Temple is serviced by Killeen/Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK), Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), and Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW).
Scott & White is the largest employer in town with about ten thousand employees. With Scott & White, the Veterans’ Hospital Center, and other smaller clinics, Temple is home to more physicians per capita than any other community in the nation. Temple is the site of one of two major campuses for the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Besides health services, Temple is home to many regional distribution centers and headquarters to two large, multi-national companies, Wilsonart International and McLane Company. (Excerpt courtesy Wikipedia)