Location in Crittenden County and the state of Arkansas
|• Total||5.4 sq mi (14.1 km2)|
|• Land||5.4 sq mi (14.1 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||226 ft (69 m)|
|• Density||177.2/sq mi (67.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0078600|
Turrell's area of location is at the map coordinates .(35.376351, -90.264583)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.37%) is water.
Turrell is located on Arkansas Highway 77, just southeast of the junction where Interstate 55 and U.S. Routes 61 and 63 merge. 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.
As of the census 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.
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. 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.
- Jerry Rook (born 1943) – two-time All-American basketball player at Arkansas State University, was born in Turrell.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Lesnick, Gavin (12 April 2010). "VIDEO: Turrell School District consolidated into Marion". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved 11 February 2013.