Turner County, Georgia

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Turner County, Georgia
Turner County Courthouse from SE corner.JPG
Turner County Courthouse (Built 1907), Ashburn
Map of Georgia highlighting Turner County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded August 18, 1905
Named for Henry Gray Turner
Seat Ashburn
Largest city Ashburn
Area
 • Total 290 sq mi (751 km2)
 • Land 285 sq mi (738 km2)
 • Water 4.6 sq mi (12 km2), 1.6%
Population
 • (2010) 8,930
 • Density 31/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.turnercountygeorgia.com

Turner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,930.[1] The county seat is Ashburn.[2] The county was created on August 18, 1905 and named for Henry Gray Turner, U.S. representative and Georgia state Supreme Court justice.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 290 square miles (750 km2), of which 285 square miles (740 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (1.6%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 10,075
1920 12,466 23.7%
1930 11,196 −10.2%
1940 10,846 −3.1%
1950 10,479 −3.4%
1960 8,439 −19.5%
1970 8,790 4.2%
1980 9,510 8.2%
1990 8,703 −8.5%
2000 9,504 9.2%
2010 8,930 −6.0%
Est. 2013 8,134 −8.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 8,930 people, 3,435 households, and 2,538 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 3,916 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 54.7% White, 41.6% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. 3.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,435 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.4 under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,676, and the median income for a family was $31,445. Males had a median income of $25,694 versus $18,472 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,454. About 20.5% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.8% of those under age 18 and 24.8% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 

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Coordinates: 31°43′N 83°38′W / 31.72°N 83.63°W / 31.72; -83.63