Turrell, Arkansas

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Turrell, Arkansas
City
Downtown Turrell
Downtown Turrell
Location in Crittenden County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Crittenden County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°22′35″N 90°15′52″W / 35.37639°N 90.26444°W / 35.37639; -90.26444Coordinates: 35°22′35″N 90°15′52″W / 35.37639°N 90.26444°W / 35.37639; -90.26444
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Crittenden
Area
 • Total 5.42 sq mi (14.04 km2)
 • Land 5.40 sq mi (13.99 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 615
 • Density 114/sq mi (44.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72384
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-70430
GNIS feature ID 0078600

Turrell is a city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 615 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 957 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Turrell is located in northern Crittenden County at 35°22′35″N 90°15′52″W / 35.37639°N 90.26444°W / 35.37639; -90.26444 (35.376351, -90.264583).[2] It is bordered by the town of Gilmore to the north. Turrell is located on Arkansas Highway 77, just southeast of the junction where Interstate 55 and U.S. Routes 61 and 63 merge. Interstate 55 leads south 24 miles (39 km) to Memphis, Tennessee, and north 42 miles (68 km) to Blytheville, Arkansas, near the Missouri border. US 61/US 63 (future Interstate 555) leads northwest 45 miles (72 km) to Jonesboro.

The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad runs through Turrell. Two major trackage lines of the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Springfield Division converge at Turrell (the Thayer South and the River subdivisions), which funnel trains from the Springfield, Missouri, yard and the St. Louis yard, respectively, to Turrell. Once these two lines converge, the trackage then goes to Memphis. The railroad was formerly the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad (better known as the Frisco). The Frisco Railroad was absorbed by the Burlington Northern in 1980.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Turrell has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.0 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.33%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 957 people, 326 households, and 222 families residing in the city. The population density was 176.1 people per square mile (67.9/km²). There were 357 housing units at an average density of 65.7/sq mi (25.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 19.44% White, 78.79% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.94% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 2.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 326 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.5% were married couples living together, 29.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.70.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $15,000, and the median income for a family was $21,750. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $14,861 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,908. About 38.1% of families and 41.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.8% of those under age 18 and 30.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education for early childhood, elementary and secondary school students is primarily provided by the Marion School District, which leads to graduation from Marion High School. Prior to the 2010–11 school year, the former Turrell School District consolidated with the Marion School District and thus closing the former Turrell High School.[4] The Turrell High School mascot was the Rockets and its boys basketball teams won two consecutive Class A state basketball championships in 1999 and 2000 and the girls won the state title in 1987.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Turrell city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Lesnick, Gavin (12 April 2010). "VIDEO: Turrell School District consolidated into Marion". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 

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